Shatrughun Sinha – the action king of bollywood.
Shatrughun Sinha had shown his expertise in action films during 70s and 80s. He had a gifted voice and made adequate use of the voice while dealing with action sequences. In Yash Chopra’s Kala Patthar, he played the role of a criminal who required shelter and worked in a coal mine. The owner of the mine played by Prem Chopra exploited the poor workers of the area, which included Big B as well. Shashi Kapoor, the engineer, warned the employer that there was hazards of working in the mine and it can lead to accidents. Ultimately it did happen and Shatrughun Sinha had showed their bravery along with Big B and Shashi Kapoor in that situation.
He had portrayed the action sequences in the film Shaan also very well. He played the role of a shooter who was employed by Kulbhushan in the film to kill Sunil Dutt. As he purposely denied to kill him, his wife was killed. He saved Rakhee and her child when attacked by Kulbhushan’s men. He balanced the powerful performance of Big B and Shashi Kapoor with his reserve performance.
In his early days, he started his career in negative characters like the role he played in Banphool, opposite Jeetender. But his acting potentiality was recognised by producers and he got impressive roles like the one in Kalicharan, opposite Reena Roy, where he was brought from prison, reformed and used to raise voice against greater culprits.
He had very good comedy conception and he exhibited it in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film Naram Garam. There was a scene where a play was going on the epic Ramayana. He thought the play to be real and entered the stage and started beating up all the actors.
He also did well in films like Dostana, along with Big B. He also acted in patriotic films like Kranti, and there also showed his feeling for the motherland with strong performance. In action sequences, he was at par with Big B and Vinod Khanna. He also had the capability of using rural language which he used in the film Gautam Govinda and other films.
He was involved with active politics and had done social work under the BJP Banner. Viewers expect him to make notable contribution in character roles in the years to come.