by KHYAATI SHETH April 11th, 2012.
We check out some of the newbies hoping to get a shot at being B-Town’s next big thing…
As with every year, this year too B-Town’s gearing up to unleash a slew of new actors in the months ahead. Interestingly, most of these debutantes are not unknown faces. Be it in society circles or on TV or down South or on the modelling circuit, most of them happen to be popular names in their own right. But being newcomers on the Bollywood block is what strings them together in this list. Check out what’s making the trade excited about these new stars-in-the-making.
Arjun Kapoor : Producer Boney Kapoor's son, Arjun is making his debut in the Yash Chopra film 'Ishaqzaade'. Though he's apparently under contract to not expose himself, he's quite popular among industry circles already.Trade sez: Those who've had a dekko at the actor's film are already talking about his natural camera-friendliness. Coming from a filmi background, he does have the advantage of understanding the backdrop of filmmaking better, and no doubt that the producers will be keeping a close eye on him.
Among these desi faces, making her Bollywood debut is Lauren Gottlieb. The dancer-actress has appeared in a few Holly flicks and is popular out in the West as a finalist on the reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance. The actress is currently shooting for Remo D’Souza’s 3D dance film ABCD.Trade sez: The film is a dance-based one, so it’s good casting. Also her looks are not completely firang, which may work in her favour, should she choose to pursue a career here.
Angela Jonsson : This model-turned-actress is already being touted as Salman Khan’s new blue-eyed gal, and there’s a buzz about her being signed on by the actor for three films too, including Sher Khan and Kick. Joining the bandwagon of the model brigade in Bollywood, the actress, apart from her hot-bod, was in the news for her apparent link-up with actor Ranbir Kapoor.Trade sez: Her looks and apparent link-up have already got her much visibility, so there is a buzz about her for sure. Starring with Salman anyway seems to work for most actresses, so this one we will wait and watch, too.
Ileana D’Cruz : Though Ileana D’Cruz is making her Bollywood debut in Barfee with Ranbir Kapoor, the southern hottie is no novice when it comes to acting. Best known for her sensuous face, the actress has several films to her credit in the South. Here, she has been creating a buzz of a different sort altogether, as she finds herself being linked to her equally hot co-star Ranbir.Trade sez: There is no doubt that she is a pretty face and has proved in the South that she can act, too. So, for now, she seems a safe bet for filmmakers and it won’t be surprising to see her become one of the most sought after faces here as well.
Sunny Leone : This porn performer turned actress hit the jackpot with the Bhatts while on a reality show. Now she will be seen making her debut in Bollywood with Jism 2. The actress has created quite a stir already considering her career in the West, but now with her big screen outing as a heroine, she is ready to display more than just her unmentionables, hope insiders.Trade sez: There is a lot of curiosity about Sunny, no doubt. She is popular, too, but her name as well as that of the film may keep families away. It is too early to say if filmmakers may want to consider her for less hot roles.
Yami Gautam : A popular face in the ad world as well as in Telly town, the actor will be seen making her debut in John Abraham's 'Vicky Donor'. She exudes confidence and a certain charm that's already caught the attention of filmmakers. She has acted in regional films as well, including down South.Trade sez: The promos have been getting a favourable response and the interest in Yami is as high as it is in the film. She looks promising for sure, and it won't be a surprise to see her sign more films soon.
Ayushmann Khurana : A popular face on the small screen, Ayushmann will be seen making a debut in 'Vicky Donor'. All the years of being in front of the camera may come in handy for the actor. Also, playing a contemporary yuppie-kinda-character seems to be a familiar territory for the actor.Trade sez: What works in his favour is that though popular, he's not over-exposed through a soap that makes it difficult for viewers to suddenly accept an actor in a new image.
Pulkit Samrat : The TV actor is making his debut in 'Bittoo Boss' and insiders are already talking about his strong resemblance to Ranveer Singh in 'Band Bajaa Barat'. The big screen is a different game altogether from the small screen, so it will be interesting to see if he can work his magic in B-Town too.Trade sez: The promos have already caught on and people are taking notice of him. Here, he seems to have been well-cast for sure and manages to grab that attention for as long as he is on screen, so this one might just work for him.
The uncensored first trailer of the film Hate Story featuring the Bengali beauty Paoli Dam has been released. The three-minute-long thrilling footage has impressed the critics. She is now being tagged as the hottest newbie in Bollywood. She has already established her credentials as a dare-to-bare actor in the Bengali film Chatrak for which she went nude.
Nathalia-Kaur : Battle for the hottest of hot Bollywood babe never seems to slow down. The latest entry in this war is Indian Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur. Nathalia Kaur is half Punjabi and half Brazilian. She was born in Rio de Janeiro and has won Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012 award. She has been living in Mumbai for past 7 months and intends to make Mumbai her home.Nathalia Kaur has been signed up by Ram Gopal Varma to perfrom an item song “Dan Dan” in his movie Department.
Mia Uyeda : She’s used to the lights, camera and action. But what VJ-turned-actor Mia Uyeda isn’t used to is the role that she’s playing in Blood Money. Ever since the promos came on air, there’s been a lot of buzz about her on screen intimacy with co-actor Kunal Khemu.
Maryam Zakaria,the new Iranian actress is all set to sizzle the silver screen with her entry in Bollywood. In her first movie, she will be sharing screen space with none other than Kareena Kapoor in the upcoming flick, “Agent Vinod.” Well, this beauty was one among the 1,000 hot girls who came in for the auditions. The director Sriram Raghavan was so impressed with this afghan dancer, that he immediately gave a green signal and a chance to act in the movie.
Varun dhawan : Varun Dhawan: Coming from the Dhawan family, Varun has worked with Karan Johar in many films, including assisting him in My Name is Khan. Not surprisingly, he will make his grand entry into Bollywood with KJo's next film, Student Of The Year.
Alia Bhatt : Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan’s daughter, and Pooja Bhatt’s half-sister will making her dream debut in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year opposite David Dhawan’s son Varun Dhawan. Interestingly even before a single release, both Varun and Alia have become fodder for gossip
Shakti Kapoor’s son Siddhanth is debuting in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala. He was supposed to make his debut in the remake of Satte Pe Satta, directed by Soham Shah but the film is on the backburner.
Tiger Shroff : Buzz is he will be launched by Aamir Khan.Subhash Ghai was supposed to earlier launch him.Jackie Shroff's son Jai, also known as Tiger, hates being billed as a star son making his debut in Bollywood. "There is already too much pressure and expectations from me," says the 20-year-old. It has been reported that Aamir Khan is interested in signing him for his production, and that the actor is taking a personal interest in his grooming
Rati Agnihotri’s son Tanuj Virmani is making a Bollywood debut opposite model-turned-actress Neha Hinge in a romantic comedy called Luv U Soniyo. While Tanuj plays a Catholic boy in the film, Neha plays a Punjabi girl. The film directed by debutant director Joe Rajan is slated for January 18, 2012 release.
She is one of the leading south Indian actress, Tapsee Pannu is debuting Bollywood soon. This young chubby girl bagged a role in a Hindi film, which is being directed by David Dhawan under viacom18′s production.Earlier every one speculated in the industry is that, Tapsee has beenrope in Puri Jagannath’s Bollywoodmovie Buddha, but later it was cleared that she is not doing the film. However, this time the actress herself confirmed the news in twitter by tweeting “superb ugadi gift! Yes I’m doing david dhawan’s movie under viacom18′s production! Its a remake of chashme baddoor. Yay!!!!”
Amy Jackson : She won Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain and went on to win Miss Teen World in 2008 and become a runner-up in Miss England in 2010, losing out to Jessica Linley.Amy landed a role in Tamil period drama Madrasapattinam (Madras Town) in 2010, which led to her being nominated for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress.Now the 21-year-old has stepped into the world of Bollywood to play Jessie Thekkekutu opposite male lead Prateik Babbar in writer-director Gautham Menon's Movie Ekk Deewana Tha. It's a Hindi remake of the Tamil release Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
Esha Gupta : Former Miss India International Esha Gupta, who is still to make her Bollywood debut with "Jannat 2", has reportedly bagged an endorsement deal with the international cosmetic giant, Maybelline.Miss India International, Esha Gupta's sex appeal won her a role in Bhatt's Jannat 2, which Prachi Desai and Paoli Dam were considered for.
Khyaati Sheth is a writer and blogger at blogsat360.com. She has more than four years experience in Recruitments, Human Resource and Client Relations. Her interest is to play with words professionally and got the opportunity to write for various kinds of magazines and websites. She writes for various categories focusing on Bollywood , Hollywood , Fashion , Health , Beauty, Men , Woman , Love , Relationships, Luxury lifestyle, Leisure, Astrology and lots more. You can follow her on twitter and Face book
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