new faces and some old faces making comebacks every year and this year was no different. As this year comes to
an end, BollyCurry gives a special shout-out to all those newcomers who stood
out from the crowd. While earlier in 2013, BollyCurry published an article
that was a prediction on what the new faces might achieve, here's an article on
what they achieved and what missed the mark.
conquering the hearts of many with his acting skills on television, Sushant was
seen as Ishaan Bhatt in Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che!
dedication this man has shown! In this debut year itself, he was also seen in Shuddh
opposite Parineeti Chopra and newcomer Vaani Kapoor
can now be categorized as one of the most lethal actors of the new generation
with upcoming movies ranging from the lead role in Yash Raj banner's
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi
to a side role in Rajkumar Hirani's next venture P.K.,
in which, Rajput will be seen alongside Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma.
Additionally, Sushant will be seen in Shekhar Kapur's Paani
and upon casting Rajput for the leading role, the director himself declared him as
one of the most inspiring actors of Bollywood.
made her Bollywood debut as Jasleen in Mere Dad Ki Maruti
in 2013; however, she had been earlier seen as a VJ and show anchor for
MTV. While her debut movie didn't do quite so well at the box office
despite it being a YRF production, the critics applauded the
actress for her fine performance. Before her Bollywood debut, Rhea was also
seen in the Telugu film Taneega Taneega
in 2012, which captured the
attention of quite a few fans. Ms. Chakraborty will now appear in Rohan Sippy's
upcoming movie Sonali Cable
, which is to release in late 2014.
was seen as a model and leading lady in many Telugu/Tamil movies before she
debuted for David Dhawan's comedy film of 2013, Chashme Baddoor,
was a remake of the1981's film with the same title. In her debut film, Taapsee
shared the screen space with the Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar. Pannu
is currently filming for Running Shaadi.com
in which she is paired
opposite Amit Sadh.
The sequel to Apoorva Lakhia's
2007 film Shootout at Lokhandwala
, Shootout at Wadala
, made way for
star kid, Siddhanth Kapoor
. Veteran actor, Shakti Kapoor is the
father of this exceptional young talent who made sure his debut performance
stood out amongst other well-known actors featured in the film, namely Kangana
Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, and John Abraham. But it would not be fair to say that
Kapoor is a newcomer to film sets, as he has worked as an assistant director
for super-hit movies such as Bhool Bhulaiyaa
, Bhagam Bhaag
and Chup Chup Ke
, as well as his debut film. Siddhanth will be next seen in
Anurag Kashyap's upcoming venture, Ugly
Sasha Agha (born as Zara Khan) is the daughter of singer-actress Salma
Agha, and marked her entry to Bollywood in Yash Raj banner's romantic
thriller, Aurangzeb, opposite Arjun Kapoor and Prithviraj Sukumaran. In
addition to acting, Sasha was also featured in the song
"Barbaadiyaan" and her efforts were greatly appreciated. Despite being a
newcomer, Agha is already making a name for herself as one of the sexiest young
actresses in Bollywood. FHM India ranked Ms. Agha at number 29 on the 100
Sexiest Women in the World 2013 list. This is just one of the many compliments that
this young actress has achieved in her first year. Next, Sasha will be seen as
a physiotherapist in Anand Kumar's Desi Kattey alongside Suniel Shetty,
Jay Bhanushali, and Tia Bajpai. The film is to be released in 2014.
is a name that many have heard and learned to associate with Bollywood. This
man has done it all - acting, singing, producing, song-writing and screenplay
writing. Riding high from the success of his song "Why this Kolaveri
Di," the actor made it onto this list by making his debut in June
with his super-hit film, Raanjhanaa,
alongside Sonam Kapoor and
Abhay Deol. Dhanush
is married to Rajnikanth's daughter, Aishwariya, and that
only adds on to his already 'filmy' family. Danush's father Kasthuri Raja is a
producer and director, while his brother Selvaraghavan is a famous director in
the South. In addition to making his film debut, Dhanush
also made time for
philanthropy this year by partnering with WWF India to make Earth Hour a huge
Taurani made his debut
with the romance comedy Ramaiya Vastavaiya
on July 19th with Shruti
Hassan as his female lead. Prabhu Deva, the director of this movie,
had sung praises of the young actor and said that there was a certain x-factor about
him. Girish's debut film was produced his father and managing director of
Tips, Kumar S. Taurani. The actor prepared for the role by building up the requisite six packs in
three short weeks before the movie was to be shot. Prabhu Deva and special
choreographers utilized 25 songs to prepare Girish for all forms of dancing the
movie might require. Surely, the actor seemed to have worked a lot in the three
years it took Prabhu Deva to successfully launch him!
The model-turned-actress made her acting debut as Bachchi Kashyap in Manish Tiwary's Issaq alongside
Prateik Babbar. The role seemed to be a good fit for Amyra, with one critic
calling her performance 'sincere' and 'promising'. While many Bollywood
celebrities go from another 'wood' to Bollywood, Amyra is stepping into the
South industry in 2014 with the movie Anegan.
model who stepped into Bollywood is one of the faces of YRF's Shuddh Desi Romance
. The actress was the second female lead opposite Sushant Singh
Rajput and alongside Parineeti Chopra. Shooting her debut film was not a cake
walk for Ms. Kapoor. Vaani mentioned that she was scared of the director Maneesh
Sharma and that she faced quite a lot of challenges during filming. Ms.
Kapoor has repeatedly clarified that she is in no way linked to the Kapoor Khandaan
but is infact, a genuine Kapoor. Next, she is to be seen in the
Tamil/Telugu remake of Band Baaja Baraat
Teja is primarily known
for his acting in South films and has even won quite a few awards
for his performances. But the actor finally broke through the barrier in
September 2013 and entered Bollywood playing ACP Vijay Khanna in Zanjeer
actor, who is known for being somewhat of a tantrum king, was on his
best behavior while
shooting for his debut film in Bollywood. He was always on time and
down-to-earth as quoted by a few of his colleagues. Ram also ranked 69
in this year's India's Forbes List with an earning for Rs. 12.67 crore.
Here's BollyCurry wishing all the
fresh faces of 2013 a great future and the new comers of 2014 much luck in their endeavors . We, at BollyCurry, wish to hear
who you think was the best from these newcomers as far as acting skills are concerned.
Author: Saraa K.
P and Gunia M.