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Buzz 46: 9 Iconic Bollywood Dads That Live In Our Heads Rent-Free

1. Amrish Puri – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Amrish Puri’s character in this movie is synonymous with “Ja Simran ja, jee le apni zindagi”. The evergreen-ness of this dialogue cuts across generations. No wonder, we still find it in every other meme even to this day.

2. Alok Nath – Rajshri Films

An entire generation grew up watching the quintessential Babuji, played by none other than Alok Nath. There were no Rajshri movies that were complete without him playing the role of Babuji. The flagbearer of sanskaar, Babuji achieved an iconic status immediately.

3. Anupam Kher – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Unquestionably one of the rare cool dads, especially in 90s Hindi cinema, Dharamvir Malhotra was a friend to his son. He perhaps stood for all the qualities that the kids of strict dads always wished to see in their father. For that decade, the character was a breath of fresh air.

4. Shah Rukh Khan – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Yet another trendsetter dad of his generation, Rahul Khanna led by example. He was a single dad at a time when the concept was still unheard of in India. Not that he was a single dad by choice, he was rather a windower. But he played the role of a single parent to the T.

5. Amitabh Bachchan – Baghban

The list remains incomplete without the mention of Raj Malhotra from Baghban, by far the all-time favourite movie of our parents. Amitabh Bachchan portrays the role of a father of five insensitive children, who endlessly biker among themselves about whose turn it is to take care of their ageing parents.

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