Our superstar Bollywood celebrities lead a busy lifestyle, with acting as their profession and shooting films each day at different locales, they hardly ever get time to indulge in other activities. But not all celebs are like that, there are many Bollywood stars with hidden talents and they always make sure they make time to indulge in their passions.
Like Salman Khan, who always makes time from his busy schedule to do some paintings, shutterbugs have taken many pictures of Salman painting in his house. Salman took to painting to mend his broken heart and to escape from his turbulent life. According to scientific studies, art is really therapeutic and helps a person to gain a relaxed and creative state of mind, which Salman needed badly during the rough turbulence in his life and the paintings that he's made are not just wasteful indulgence, they are really good and he has auctioned quite a lot of them to raise funds for his charity - Being Human.
Similarly Priyanka Chopra's singing talent is known to everyone. She is out with her fully solo song ' I can't make you love me', which is slowly topping the music charts. "I'm an entertainer," Chopra says in sing-song. "I'm born to go anywhere in the world and make you laugh and make you dance, make you sing. Busy is the new happy." Piggy Chops had hidden this talent of hers for a really long time after which she was seen singing here and there in movies. She says her father's dream was to see her as a singer and that's why she is pursuing her singing career so strongly in order to fulfill her dad's wishes.
Similarly there are many actors in Bollywood with different hidden talents inside them. With Priyanka Chopra all set to rock the scene with her music album, we decided to unearth a few celebrities from Bollywood with hidden talents. There's more to these versatile actors than just emoting in front of the camera. Here are 12 Bollywood stars with hidden talent, some you knew and some that you didn't.
Akshay Kumar: Tai Chi & Photography
He is one of the fittest actors around who doesn't just have a fit body but also a fit mind. This is all a result of his keen interest for Tai Chi. He has also been promoting this martial art form to friends and family. Apart from Tai Chi, he has also recently taken fancy to photography. His passion for photography was discovered on the sets of the film Patiala House when he bought a high-end professional camera and the resultant pictures were really good with a few being retained for the film's promotion.
Yami Gautam: Interior designing
Yami who drew all the stares with her fab debut in Vicky Donor and her last release Total Siyappa also owns a good taste for interior decoration.
Vivek Oberoi: Poetry Writing
This actor gives words to his feelings in his spare time, a fact not many people knew / know. He writes poems and has a sizeable collection to boast of. His talent was discovered by the producer of his film Zilla Ghaziabad, when he was perched in a corner scribbling something. The producer wanted to use the poems for his film but the actor refused on the grounds that they were really personal.
Vidya Balan: Poetry Writing and Mimicking
Seems like Vidya Balan loves to write poetry and boasts of a huge collection of couplets or shayaris. The fun-loving actress is quite selective when it comes to displaying her poetic side. Not only that, Vidya is a good mimic too and can mime anyone, especially the famous film personalities. Quite versatile isn't she?
Salman Khan: Painting
When he is not beating up baddies on the big screen, Salman Khan can be found painting! The actor during his free hours often picks up his brushes and paints myriad expressions suggestive of meditation. Salman has gifted some of his paintings to his close friends and also auctioned them for charity.
Saif Ali Khan: Playing the guitar
The B-town actor has also performed with the popular music band, Parikrama for one of their concerts. In his film Cocktail, Saif lent his strumming skills to the melodious number ‘Yaariyaan'. He has been a part of several concerts and has done many stage shows with various bands as a guitarist.
Randeep Hooda: Writer
Randeep Hooda turned writer with a play based on Lee Blessing's ‘A Walk In the Woods'. The Jism 2 actor has definitely come of age with some commendable performances in recent times.
Priyanka Chopra: Singing
We all know how Priyanka Chopra is passionate about music and she has sung on several occasions and people have absolutely loved her. And this isn't just some hobby of hers, all her international collaborations have been successful. Even her latest single has become a hit. She has become the 1st Indian artist to have an international album release.
Kangna Ranaut: Cooking
Not many people know but she is one helluva cook. She has been feeding people to their heart's content and everybody has been licking their fingers off! The pretty actress, who loves to cook, went on to bake the perfect chocolate cake on a TV show.
Juhi Chawla: Singing
Not many people know that Juhi is a trained classical singer. Not one to take anything lightly, she does her riyaaz for 3-4 hours each morning and says that this morning ritual gets her going throughout the day. She has sung at quite a few public events and people have only applauded her efforts.
Ayushmann Khurana: Singing, playing the guitar and penning song lyrics
Ayushmann Khurana penned the lyrics and composed the hugely popular song ‘Paani da'. The actor also knows to play the guitar and finds it relaxing after a hectic shoot. Apart from being an actor, he has been a VJ and TV host. As if that wasn't enough, he also plays the guitar, pens lyrics for songs and has even crooned for so many songs.
Ali Zafar: Singer, painting and poetry
Apart from being known as the Prince of Pop in Pakistan Ali is also an outstanding painter and poet.