The Hindi film industry is replete with actors and actresses who have for long acted in bits and pieces roles and always been on the fringe lines, never able to break into even the third level, after the hero and second lead actors. One such case is that of Amit Bhalla, who has to his credit a quite a few hit movies in which he had acted, but never came into reckoning for longer roles. His total film career spanned almost seventeen years and had eight films, starting in 1989 with his debut film “Tridev” and ending in 2006 with a less famous film called “The Killer”.
He has mostly been cast in the roles of henchmen of the respective main villains in these films, whether it was
. The interesting thing about the films in which he has featured is that most of them have been multi starrers, and in some of them like “Qayamat,- City Under Threat “ (2003), he has acted with Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Kapoor, Chunky Pandey and Arbaaz Khan – no wonder the audience would have missed him with so many other male stars to contend with. He seems to have been cast with Naseeruddin Shah in quite a number of films – “
”, “Tridev” and “Vishwatma” and with Sunil Shetty and
also, he has been cast in two films each.
Out of his eight films, at least two have been big hits (“Mohra” and “Tridev”), but still, he was unable to find a niche for himself. He could not actually model himself on the lines of any of the mainstream actors of his time. In some of his non villainous roles, however, he has tried to give a
type of performance, perhaps noticing the similarity in looks from certain angles.
His film career is now almost 10 years behind him. Sitting in his Andheri West flat he must be wondering what went wrong, in spite of so many opportunities. Perhaps like many others like him, he could have tried his hand at roles on the small screen. Who knows, he may have been still seen in character roles in some of the multiple serials that seem to be spawning out every second month!