“Sidhu Ji audience, audience guests, guests Gutthi” there’s rarely any avid TV watcher who hasn’t seen her, and even rare are those who don’t like her. Who is she? She is Sunil Grover’s creative genius. He first tried cross-dressing with ‘
Comedy Nights With Kapil
”. The show then aired on a different channel and Grover turned his cross character to Rinku Bhabhi, he still loved as much for that.
Gaurav started his cross-dressing stint with a serial but took it to the web after the serial went off the air. His character Chutki was well received and he decided not to deprive his audience of his performance and started his web series. The shopkeeper jokes tickled our funny bone and every one fell in love with him.
Riteish has played a female character in Apna Sapna Money Money. He portrayed the role of a desperate neighbour trying to woo her old landlord. This movie isn’t however, the only time he played a woman. He also dressed up as a woman for ‘
Who can forget the iconic performance of Mr. Bachchan in the song
Mere Angne Mein
from the movie ‘
’? Amitabh changed a lot of times for one song. His expressions were on point, and the song was a superhit. Even today, the song has made its way into various dance halls at weddings!
This one you could easily have missed. Not because the performance was any less good, but because of two other reasons; one because the movie in which Salman dressed up as a woman, ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ failed miserably at the
, and second because the part itself was very short lived in the story. Nonetheless, it is a performance worth mentioning.
Aamir didn’t dress up as a woman for movies as much as he did for the small screen. In several of his commercials, he dressed up as an aunty, who was to advise us about our cable TV preferences, about our love for a soft drink and just to make us laugh. Seriously, there’s nothing that this man can’t do.
The funny man was not someone to shy away from over-the-top humour. So he took up the role of an OTT aunty trying to seduce an uncle in the mega starrer, Aunty No.1. His ingenious comic timing and a penchant for physical comedy made the role shine in an otherwise dull script.
Although this role was very small, it still managed to register with the audiences. In Golmaal, when trying to dupe a Don, Sharman Joshi provocatively dresses up as a woman and tries to con him out of selling her a car. She does succeed, but with the charm that will leave you in splits.
Your childhood was incomplete if Kamal Haasan and his “Chachi 420” Avatar was not a part of it. Everything about Haasan’s character was so earnest and so believable that you couldn’t help but fall for the helpless father who dresses up as a maid to meet his daughter who has been taken away from him.
Rana is known for doing bold characters. His character in the Indian version of the Silence of the Lambs, Sangharsh was very intense. A serial killer who believes that he needs to perform the sacrifice of 10 innocent kids to attain immortality is confronted by a cop. What she finds at the hide out is only half of what’s he had expected. Rana dressed up as a woman trying to woo a goddess chants away with such conviction; it sends a chill down your spine.