A young crop of actors are ready to hit the big screens of Bollywood.
Aarti Kapur Singh introduces you to bright young stars who will be shining on the Bollywood skyline in 2015. The new faces hoping for a place in the arclights include regional actors and soap stars, as well as the usual crop of star kids. Be kind to them. Get ready to be pleasantly surprised!
You must have heard the TV ‘King of Comedy’ bragging about his first big screen television appearance a million times on his small screen show. Well, it’s Abbas- Mustan’s ‘Bank Chor’ that would introduce the popular television comedy face of Kapil Sharma to the world of Bollywood. The female lead in ‘Mickey Virus’ and ex-‘Bigg Boss’ contestant Eli Avram will be starring with Kapil in the film.
South star Kamal Haasan and Bollywood actor Sarika’s younger daughter Akshara’s debut Bollywood project, ‘Shamitabh’, is ¬scheduled to hit the theatres in February. Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the R Balki film also stars actor Dhanush. The 23-year-old actor’s elder sister, Shruti, is also a Bollywood actress.
Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya is going to be in the limelight in Nikhil Advani’s version of the 1983 hit, ‘Hero’. She’s another star kid on the block, pretty and pert, and perhaps with the histronic talent of her dad. She’ll hit the screen opposite Sooraj Pancholi, yet another star son. While the film was earlier slated to release in 2014, it’s now set for a June 2015 release.
Karan Singh Grover
Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai actor Karan Singh Grover has also taken the big leap from television to Bollywood. His debut film ‘Alone’ has just released. The 32-year-old will romance Bollywood bombshell Bipasha Basu in this Bhushan Patel- directed horror flick.
His dad Anil Kapoor has been ruling Bollywood for ages, and his sister Sonam is among the top stars of this generation. Harshvardhan, 24, will make his acting debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirziya’, a film based on the life of the legendary poet, Mirza Ghalib. Gulzar started writing it three years ago and in fact, the draft was ready even before ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ went on the floors. It’s a unique love tragedy based on folklore, which has been given a contemporary touch.
We have talked about ‘Humsafar’, the Pakistani TV soap opera’s female lead in the recent past. After tugging away at our heartstrings with her telly drama, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan will now be crossing the border to romance the badshah of Bollywood — Shah Rukh Khan. A self-confessed SRK fan herself, the 32-year-old will be seen playing his leading lady in Rahul Dholakia’s film, ‘Raees’. It would be interesting to see how Shah Rukh Khan romances a neighbour.
One of the most popular actors of Bengali cinema, Swastika Mukherjee will be seen in her first Bollywood film in April. The Bengali cinema star is about to make her B-wood debut with tongue-twisting title film ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’, directed and produced by Dibakar Banerjee. Romancing the 34-year-old actress will be Sushant Singh Rajput in this sleuth flick, an adaptation of writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s detective series.
Another popular face in the television industry, Gurmeet, will be leaping to new heights in his career with ‘Khamoshiyan’, a Mahesh-Mukesh-Vikram Bhatt thriller. After being a part of toprated TV soaps and winning dance reality shows, the heartthrob of the small screen, 30-year-old Gurmeet Choudhary, will scorch the big screen soon. The film will also mark the debut of TV show ‘24’ fame actor, Sapna Pabbi.