5 Actors who Mastered a Different Language for their Film

Hindi Film audiences have greatest affection towards Bollywood actors. This is rightly so because these actors have not only delivered brilliant performances but also have made justice to the roles offered to them. From understanding the essence of the characters to mastering a different language, they have done it all. Below is a list of such few actors whose performances are still cherished by the audiences. Cheggit!

Ranveer Singh learnt Gujarati

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Ranveer Singh as always impressed his fans with outstanding performances in his movies. Having said that, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram- Leela, proved to be no different. The film was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo Julliet in which Ranveer played the lead role of Ram Rajadi. Since the film required Ranveer to have an infusion of Gujarati accent, Ranveer flew down to Gujarat to imbibe and adapt the culture learning the language. In an interview, Ranveer jokingly claimed that it was the Gujarati abuse that he wanted to learn first. The director of the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was amazed with Ranveer’s Gujarati accent and set the film rolling. The film was a full package of spectacular acting, dance and direction which was critically acclaimed and loved by the audiences. The film won three Filmfare Awards from a total of eight nominations.

Dhanush learnt Hindi

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“Why this Kolaveri Di” is the ultimate song for which actor, Dhanush, is immensely famous in the Tamil Film Industry. Dhanush marked his Bollywood debut with Anand L. Rai’s “Raanjhanaa” (2013), and enthralled every audience with his powerful performance in the film. The actor claimed that mastering Hindi language was the biggest task he had to succeed. In an interview, Dhanush claimed that he had first decided to understand the Hindu culture which would then help him understand the language better. Raanjhanaa was critically acclaimed and loved by its audiences. However, it was Dhanush’s acting skills that earned him applauds from all the corners of the industry.

Kangana Ranaut mastered Haryanvi


Versatile actress Kangana Ranaut is known for her impactful performances in Bollywood films. Having said that, Kangana’s portrayal of a Haryanvi woman (Datto), an additional role in Anand L. Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns, was acclaimed by the critics as well as the audiences. The audiences were shaken by watching Kangana pull off Haryanvi accent with utmost grace. Kangana, in an interview, claimed that it was a dreadful struggle that she had to go through while mastering the Haryanvi accent. At times, she would worriedly talk to Anand Rai in order to understand the essence certain dialogues. Gradually, Kangana managed to pull off the role of Datto and left the character entrenched in the audiences’ heart.

Priyanka Chopra learnt Marathi

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The supremely talented, Priyanka Chopra, had left the audiences in awe with her beautiful portrayal of Kashibai, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani (2015). The film is based on the Marathi novel “Raau” by Nagnath S. Inamdar, which is an epic historical love story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani. In preparation for the role of Kashibai, Priyanka took a 15-day coaching course before the shoot began. During the course of the film, Priyanka’s language trainer made sure that she spoke only in nuanced Marathi language. In an interview, Priyanka claimed that the Marathi spoken then was very different than what is spoken today. Due to that, it was extremely difficult but necessary catch the right essence of the language. The movie earned applauds from all kinds of audiences and was considered to be one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all times winning nine Filmfare Awards.

Deepika Padukone learnt Tamil

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The exceptionally talented and gorgeous-looking actor, Deepika Padukone, won every heart with her power packed performance in Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express. In an interview, Deepika claimed that being born and brought up in Bangalore proved to be very useful for her since she grew watching Tamil families at close quarters. Deepika claimed that she did not learn to speak Tamil but learnt how a Tamil girl would speak Hindi. It was the Tamil accent that was very difficult for Deepika to perfect. Inspite of all the difficulties, Deepika managed to master the Tamil accent. Moreover, she made justice to certain monologues which are still cherished by the audiences and considered the best monologues of all times.

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5 Actors who Mastered a Different Language for their Film

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