“Gangs of Wasseypur” directed by Anurag Kashyap was liked by the audience because unlike general Bollywood masala films it does not have over the top action where villains are flying or the hero is beating people to pulp nor does it show overacting by the characters. The movie was inspired from a real life drama and successfully portrays the same. Not only it was the film that went hit but some of its actors too shot to fame like never before! Checkout the list:
1) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
After doing a number of short roles in different films, it was GOW through which he shot to fame as an actor. Since then he is known as the best and the most versatile actor of Bollywood.
2) Piyush Mishra
The actor, lyricist, singer, music director and also a scriptwriter, he had starred in movies like Gulaal and Tashan before Gangs of Wasseypur. He played the role of Nasir in Gangs of Wasseypur and received lots of praises for his commendable acting.
3) Pankaj Tripathi
Though he had worked in so many movies, still he got a big breakthrough his movie Gangs of Wasseypur by portraying as Sultan Qureshi.
4) Rajkummar Rao
The superstar of today, Rajkummar Rao too garnered the recognition through his role in GOW2. Currently, is the most successful actor.
5) Richa Chadda
Although her film Masaan was ritically a success, but she became popular after her role as Nagma Khatoon. Even Anurag Kashyap says that no one could have done that role better than Richa Chadda and since then she did many good films as the main lead.
6) Huma Qureshi
She shot to fame with her role as Mohsina in Gangs of Wasseypur and since then she had been a part of various hit films.