Bollywood won't be the same industry we love and adore without the
numerous fresh faces that grace the big screens with their appearances.
While some may be successful and mark their place in the
industry, others don't quite achieve the same success and eventually
Without further ado, here is the list of fresh faces who made their entrance into Bollywood in 2010.
: Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg
The daughter of Shatrughan and Punam Sinha, Sonakshi was previously a
model with no intentions of becoming an actress. It wasn't until Salman
Khan noticed her that she finally stepped into Bollywood. Verdict:
the support she's received from her co-star Salman Khan and her
parents, Sonakshi has definitely gained a skill set that she'll be able
to use to work in the industry. Commonly described to be 'stunningly
pretty', as first stated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, we surely hope that
she marks her spot in Bollywood.
Anil Sharma's Veer
was just one recommendation from Salman Khan that landed Zarine into
Bollywood, despite having no family connections in the industry that
might help her in the future.
Verdict: We are not being coy when we say Zarine
is somewhat of a look-a-like of Katrina Kaif and perhaps this resemblance will be her downfall. Remember when Salman launched Sneha
Ullal who looked strikingly similiar to Aishwarya Rai? Whatever happened
to her? Though Zarine might have Salman's support now, it will not aid
Background: Pakhi was last seen in Hansal Mehta's Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai which
was classified as a sex comedy; but that movie's been long forgotten
now, if remembered at all. Not many know but Pakhi is actually the wife
of Abbas Tyrewala and also received the opportunity to be a casting
director during Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.
Being a casting director, Pakhi wrote the script of the film herself;
keeping herself in mind for the role. Co-star John Abraham believes that
Pakhi is very sensational, we'll probably have to take his word on this
Anurag Basu's Kites
Background: Barbara is a hugely sucessful Mexican actress and model.
Verdict: We applaud Barbara for trying her hand at
a Hindi film despite the language difference; but in the end, it all
comes down to the fact that she's been seen in the news way too many
times for controversies! Most of these controversies go along with her
being too close to co-star Hrithik Roshan. While it would be interesting
to see her stick to the Indian film industry, it just feels like her
stay here would not be for long.
Priyadarshan's Khatta Meetha
Background: Although Trisha is new to Bollywood,
she isn't so new to the camera. Just like Asin, Trisha hails from the
South where she is a huge star.
Verdict: Luckily for her, she gained support from
Akshay Kumar. Back in the past, Akshay's support went out more for the
likes of Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, who are now equally talented
actresses in Bollywood. Along with that, it just seems that actresses
from the South don't seem to fail when they set foot in the industry due
to similar experiences shared. We would like to wish Trisha well for
her future in Bollywood.
Background: We all have our easy ways ins.
Shraddha managed to make her entrance in Bollywood with the support of
her dad, Shakti Kapoor. Along with that, her aunt is the ever beautiful
actress, Padmini Kolhapure. With such well known counterparts in her
family, surely stepping into Bollywood wasn't such a hard task?
Verdict: With Amitabh Bachchan starring in her
debut project, Shraddha should reign in all the valuable knowledge the
Big B has to shed and consider herself lucky. But is this enough to
keep her successful? Only time will tell. Till then, best of luck to the
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish
This stunning actress came right from the ramp as a model. With no fear in front of the camera, Guzaarish
is her first acting venture.
While she did manage to become part of the cast in Guzaarish
we have to consider the size of the role she held opposite Hrithik
Roshan. Even though she was seen in the movie for a relatively short
duration, the actress showed promising talent. Plus, having the
experience of starring in a Bhansali film might be advantageous for her
Debut Film: Ram Gopal Varma's Rakta Charitra.
Background: Surya makes his entry into Bollywood
by being the son of Sivakumar, a Tamil actor who holds a
prominent career back in the country.
Verdict: Like other Southern actors making their
entry to Bollywood, it seems that Surya hasn't been able to create the
desired impact one would wish. In comparison to past actors that have
come from the South - Shivaji Ganesan, Kamal Hassan and Rajnikath
- who barely survived a formal career in Bollywood, we feel that Surya
holds only a slight chance in keeping afloat in Bollywood.
Mani Ratnam's Raavan
Vikram isn't all that unknown as you
might think he is. In fact, Vikram is a mega Tamil and Malyalam star
just happening to make his debut in Bollywood with Raavan
Though Vikram decided to make his entry in Bollywood with Mani Ratnam's Ravaan
there are many doubts as to whether he'll stick or not. Age isn't a
helping factor with him being 43 - not a prime entry point into the
industry. Maybe if he came a few years ago he could've made it, but
right now, it's way too late to make too much of an impact.
YRF's Band Baaja Baraat.
Background: A fresher, for Ranveer is a never seen
before face - not in terms of how unique he looks (frankly, we actually
thinks he bears resemblance to the popular Ranbir Kapoor in certain
ways) but on account of the fact that this YRF project is his very first
step into the glamour world. No modelling, no adverts, no ramp shows,
not even behind the scenes. The lad is an absolute newbie. Verdict:
Despite all that we said about his being a first timer in every
respect, one must admit that with his debut movie itself, Ranveer makes a
mark! YRF can be proud of having discovered a gold mine of talent,
cause given his first ever onscreen appearance being such a spectacular
entertainer, one can envisage Ranveer Singh
shall go places and be