Once again, Bollywood's 'Khiladi' actor Akshay Kumar is going in for a turbaned look in Singh Is Bling. In recent years, 'Punjabization' has taken over Bollywood and it seems that playing a 'Singh' has become trendy with quite a few actors donning the turban.
Bollywood actors who have gone for punjabi munda looks and have done justice to their roles are aplenty. We bring you the top five actors who looked stunning as a sardaar in their films. Akshay Kumar who was a proud sardaar in Singh is Kinng brought the 'singh wave' to Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor who rocked as Rocket Singh, Saif Ali Khan who did a good role as a singh in his Love Aaj Kal are topping the list.
Here are the five top actors, who wore the turban with aplomb on big screen. Please go through the pics to know more...
Akshay first played a Sikh in "Singh Is Kinng" (2008) and the film turned into a blockbuster. It still rules the heart of the Singhs in the country.
The film was appreciated so much that the 46-year-old Akshay was nominated for the best actor award at the 3rd Asian Film Awards for his performance.
In recent times, Sunny Deol is the one who has perhaps turned Sikh on the celluloid the maximum number of times - Border (1997) Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Jo Bole So Nihaal (2005), and Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011). The 57-year-old was appreciated for his work in all of his endeavours.
Saif Ali Khan
Known for his metrosexual image, Tiger Pataudi's son Saif Ali Khan too wrapped the turban to essay Veer Singh in Love Aaj Kal (2009), directed by Imtiaz Ali. The 43-year-old, who played a double role in the romantic comedy, impressed girls across the country with his style statement in the film.
Current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor was seen with turban in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009). Rachel Saltz of New York Times called it "a smart, focussed Bollywood movie" and commended the 31-year-old for "turning in a skillfully understated performance".
Ajay Devgan furnished an exquisite performance of his career as freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in The Legend of Bhagat Singh.
For the 2002 release, directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, he received the National Film Award for best actor. Later, the 45-year-old did a humorous role in Son of Sardaar (2012) as Jaswinder Singh.