Today, as the Parsis from around the world celebrate their New Year, we list the top five Parsis who have entertained us in Bollywood!
The Guru of Dance, Shiamak Davar has taken the Parsis on the world map! With a National Award for his first film, Dil Toh Pagal Hai Shiamak set the benchmark for dance in Bollywood films. He has reached out to over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, the UAE and the UK through his dance academy and helped many make their passion for dance their profession. He has now teamed up with a fellow Parsi, Homi Adajania to choreograph Homi’s new film, Finding Fanny!
His directorial debut, Being Cyrus received a lot of critical acclaim. The second film, Cocktail was a complete commercial success. His wife, Anaita is the most sought after stylist in the country. Together, they’re one of the best looking couples! The young and stylish Director, Homi makes the Parsis proud as the newest entrant into the Bollywood brigade!
Boman is a complete natural; he can make his fans cry as easily as he can make them laugh. His comic timing is one of the finest in Bollywood and he has had us rolling on the floor with more times than once! In fact, we hear that it was his friend Shiamak that made Boman realize the actor hidden in him. So a photographer at that time, Shiamak introduced Boman to Alyque and the rest is history!
So from the likes of Cyrus Broacha, Freddie Mercury, Perizaad Zorabian and many more, we have found our favorite Parsis. Can you tell us your favorite?