Happy Birthday Suniel Shetty! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

Oh Suniel Shetty!  Definitely a “you don’t get older, you just get better” kind of person.  Every year you are getting better and better.  And here are a dozen reasons why.

1.1. This seems like a silly reason, but the very first reason I love you is because you have the most beautiful house I have ever seen.  And I’m not even thought much of a house person!  But OH MY GOSH.  This is the Hrithik-in-Kaho-Na-Pyar-Hai of houses, you can’t not be attracted to it.


2. Second reason I love you, far behind the first, you married before your launch and had your first child the same year as your first film.  You were never a young rebel playboy type star, you were always a responsible family man.

3. I love you because you worked hard, averaging 4 films a year through out the 90s.

4. I love you because you debuted opposite Divya Bharti, just like Shahrukh.


5. I love you because in Mohra, you played second to Akshay Kumar, and didn’t get either of the big songs (“Tu Cheez”, and “Tip Tip”) but still made the most of the song you got.


6. I love you because Border proved that you look deadly good in army uniform.


7. I love you because as the movie industry moved on from the action films where you shone, you kept on working, taking smaller and smaller roles.

8. I love you because you moved on to TV and friendly appearances, but everyone still liked you and kept inviting you to the A list parties.

9. I love you because now you are back, in a major role, in A Gentlemen.  And the salt and pepper beard look is giving Siddharth a serious run for his sexy money.

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10.  I love you because you brought back the uniform in LOC: Kargil.

(This cast is ridiculous!  And Ajay gives Suniel a serious run for his money in the manly men in uniform stakes.  But stick it out to the last minute, and you get to see scruffy uniformed Suniel)

11. I love you because you were in Shootout at Lokhandwala which gives me an excuse to post this AMAZING song (even if you aren’t actually in it).  Really, watch this song!  Even if you skip all the rest!


12.  And finally, I love you because you were in this song, which is one of my all time favorites even if the movie sounds like something I will never want to watch.


10 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Suniel Shetty! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

  1. I’m a big fan, too, and so glad he’s getting a bit of high profile “comeback” and also that circus film could be interesting that’s coming out soon. I love him in Hulchul and Paheli and in Chup Chup Ke. My top ten songs list always includes Dil Vich Lagya Ve. It’s all about his swagger in this and the awesome white suits and pastel lehngas and Shahid, Kareena, and Neha are all great, too. Everyone just looks so happy in this song…like it was actually lots of fun to film!

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  2. Nothing about how he was the villain of Main Hoon Na? I think that’s the only movie I’ve seen him in.

    By the way, did you know Nagarjuna was in LOC Kargil as well?


    • No! But I’m not surprised, because everyone in the world was in LOC Kargil. That was my Independence Day post last year, and it was just two posts worth of cool quotes.

      On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:59 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • Also, first time Saif and Kareena played romantic partners! Which is really weird, to see them pretend to be in love and get engaged and all. Knowing that at the time he was married and she was in a serious relationship, and but 10 years later they actually would be engaged.


    • He was such a convincing villain! That was my first film I saw him in and it took me a while to recover and see him as anything else. I half expected him to stab Om Kapoor/SRK in the party scene in Om Shanti Om and instead he gave him a big bro hug.

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      • I love Farah’s villains. Sunil in Main Hoon Na, Arjun in Om Shanti Om, Jackie in Happy New Year, they are all so distinctive and memorable, and also just plain fun!

        On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:56 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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  3. I think my two lasting recollections of him at his peak in films would be the scorned lover in Dhadkan and his amazing comic chops in Hera Pheri.

    Oh and no question about THE song of his that will always be the first to spring to my mind forever.


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