We are a star-driven industry.
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the industry's most-successful producers, Aamir Khan is a top-rung director, and Akshay Kumar is king of the box office, reportedly demanding Rs 42 crores -- and getting it, easily.
Yet in all this stardom, the real actors are often ignored. There are great performers in Indian cinema, and for various reasons -- for low glamour to the lack of a filmi background -- they get sidelined and unfairly ignored in the favour of yet another well-bodied star, or their kid.
So we ask you, dear reader, about the underrated performers.
Performers like Kay Kay Menon, Ranvir Sheorey, Pankaj Kapoor, Konkana Sensharma, Vinay Pathak, Zakir Hussain, Pawan Malhotra and the fantastic Irrfan Khan come to mind.
But this is your decision.
Who is the most underrated actor in Bollywood? Tell us.