Supporting Actor A Great Performer
Bollywood sees a lot of supporting actors. A supporting actor is someone who plays a lesser important role to the hero or heroine in the film or TV show. He is also called as ‘day player’ or side character. There are multiple supporting or side characters in a single film depending on the plotline and budget. He could act as the right hand of the main lead. He could act as the best friend or a male relative or an important family member or even the male villain in the film or drama.
Not all supporting actors are given equal time frame on screen compared to the main lead actors/ actresses. He could also be a sidekick to the hero in the film. Supporting actors can play other roles such as a friend or villain but they are still known as supporting actors after the main actor or lead in the film. Supporting actors may or may not necessarily be related to the main lead but are important to the film plot. He is an important character for helping the audience understand the lead actor better. There could be many supporting actors in a film depending on the story.
They are supposed to be there for the main lead in times of need in certain matters according to the script. Many award shows have now understood the importance of supporting actors and have started to honor them separately. Supporting actors are awarded for their work and acting as good as the main lead if not better.