I did the “mean” version of this a couple of days ago and it was wildly successful, let’s see if the “nice” version can be equally popular.
This is inspired by me watching Shimla Mirchi and finding myself going “Oh yay! It’s Rakul Preet!” and then thinking “there is no real reason I should like Rakul Preet”. And then thinking about all the other actors that I like for no reason. Not, like, I think they are undiscovered gems and I want to proselytize and convince others to love them. It’s not even that logical. I just really like them in my own head. Who do you really like in your own head?
I’ll give you some of mine!
Rakul Preet Singh: I saw her in Spyder and thought “this actress is ridiculously sexualized”. And then I saw her in Aiyaary and thought “well, she’s game in a thankless role”. And then I saw her in De De Pyaar De and thought “huh! She’s stuck in another thankless role and doing her best! I respect that.” And finally, I saw her in Shimla Mirchi and went “Hey! Rakul Preet Singh! I like her”. Why do I like her? Not sure. I just do.
Satish Shah: He has a mustache! He smiles all the time! How can you not love him? Not that I’ve ever seen him give a great performance, or really do anything beyond play a pleasant uncle-y type. And yet, I love him!
Sidharth Malhotra: Okay, he’s on the more famous side. But there’s still no real reason for me to like him that much. He’s very prettier, but I’ve seen prettier. He’s not a good dancer, he’s not a great actor, but by golly he tries. And somehow, I just get a real sweet “nice guy” vibe from him.
Who are yours? Random people you go “Oh, I like them!” when they show up on screen?