Posted: 31 December 2014 at 2:14pm | IP Logged
Year 2015 will see a deluge of new talent in Bollywood. Many of them are star kids and have filmi connections. Some are graduating from TV and some are from across the border. ApunKaChoice brings you the newcomers to look forward to in 2015.
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is introducing two newcomers in his flick Mirziya, a tragic love story that is a modern take on the folklore of Mirza and Sahibaan.
Likewise, Ashutosh Gowariker has roped in a new girl opposite Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo Daro.
Shah Rukh Khan will pair with a Pakistani beauty in the movie Raees. That's going to be the biggest debut of the year.
Year 2015 will also see Salman Khan introducing two newcomers in his production venture Hero. They are children of Salman's good friends in the industry and the film is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 hit Hero'.
Without beating around the bush anymore, we bring you the most promising newcomers to look forward to in 2015. Check them ahead.
Pooja Hegde will play the female lead in director Ashutosh Gowariker's Indus Valley civilisation love story "Mohenjo Daro" with Hrithik Roshan.
Ashutosh Gowariker says, "I'm extremely happy to have found Pooja Hegde. She is very natural as an actress and has an elegance and poise that will make the character attractive and endearing. Both these strengths with a degree of freshness adds the required spark to the 'Mohenjo Daro' love story."
Standing tall at 5 ft 9 inches, Pooja was adjudged the second runner up in the Miss Universe India 2010. She has done her share of acting down south with Tamil action-drama "Mugamoodi".
Mahira Khan is a very popular name in Pakistan. In India she's best known for her role in the show Humsafar' which was aired on TV channel Zindagi'. Leading actress of the acclaimed Pak film Bol', Mahira will make her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rahul Dholakia's action drama Raees' where she'll portray the love interest and wife of Khan.
Saiyami Kher is the niece of actress Tanvi Azmi and grand-daughter of yesteryears' leading lady Usha Kiron. She will make her Bollywood debut in director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film Mirziya', previously titled Mirza Sahibaan'.
Mehra said in an interview, "We've selected Saiyami for her ability to project the delicacy, strength, turmoil, and resolve of the character. It didn't matter where Saiyami came from. She had to prove herself capable of carrying off the character."
Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor has been waiting in the wings for long. Now, he will make his Bollywood debut in director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's film 'Mirziya'.
Harshvardhan, also fondly called Harsh, has studied screenplay writing and acting in the US. Mehra needed a new boy as Mirza and Harshvardhan fitted the bill. "We needed a fresh face and I liked Harsh, as he has the fierce intensity of a lover in him, combined with an innocent softness in his eyes," the director is quoted as saying.
Daughter of Suniel Shetty, Athiya Shetty is no greenhorn when it comes to film and acting. She wanted to make a career in Bollywood and thus went to the New York Film Academy for a course in filmmaking. She'll make her debut in director Nikhil Advani's film 'Hero' being produced by Salman Khan.
Son of Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, Sooraj Pancholi has already become famous for all the wrong reasons. He was embroiled in the Jiah Khan suicide case and was even arrested. He will make his debut in the Salman Khan production Hero'.
A Mahesh Bhatt discovery, Sapna Pabbi makes her Bollywood debut in the film Khamoshiyan. Sapna is not new to acting. Before the Bollywood plunge, she acted in the TV shows Ghar Aaja Pardesi and 24'. She's done a couple of commercials for cosmetic and soft drink brands.
Now, she's looking ahead at a busy Bollywood career. She has wrapped up the shoot of Satra Ko Shaadi Hai', a UTV Motion Pictures film and has also signed a three-film deal with Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt's Vishesh Films.
Kamal Haasan and Sarika's younger daughter Akshara Haasan will make her debut as an actress in R. Balki' s new directorial venture Shamitabh opposite Dhanush, which also has Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. The girl has previously worked as an assistant director to filmmaker Rahul Dholakia and her father Kamal Haasan.
KARAN SINGH GROVER
From winning the most popular model award at Gladrags Manhunt Contest to landing the leading role opposite Bipasha Basu in Alone Karan Singh Grover has come a long way. The Qubool Hai' actor looks set for a long innings in Bollywood.