From star children like Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor to television divas such as Ankita Lokhande and Mouni Roy – there are many fresh faces that are going to kickstart their Bollywood careers this year Here’s a list of celebrities all set to make their Bollywood foray.
Daughter of veteran actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, Janhvi is set to step into showbiz with Dhadak, backed by filmmaker Karan Johar. The film, an adaptation of the acclaimed Marathi film Sairat, is slated to release on July 6. Sridevi had told IANS that Jhanvi is ready to face the challenges of Bollywood as she has seen her mother and knows what she is getting into.
Actor Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother, Ishaan will be seen sharing screen space with Janhvi in Dhadak. He is also the lead actor of Iranian film director Majid Majidi’s India-set film Beyond the Clouds, but Dhadak will mark his debut in Hindi filmdom.
Sara Ali Khan
Actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara will be starring opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in her debut film Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Saif said he is as anxious about Sara’s Kedarnath as he is when his own film is releasing.
Remember Jeetey, the son of actors Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel’s characters in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha? Well, he is all set to make his mark in Hindi cinema with his upcoming film Genius. His father, director Anil Sharma, is confident his son has the potential to become a star. Utkarsh’s co-star Ishita too is a newcomer and awaits her debut with Genius.
Superstar Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush will be facing the camera for Loveratri, said to be a love story based in Gujarat. The leading lady of the film, backed by Salman’s production banner Salman Khan Films (SKF), is yet to be announced. It will be helmed by first-timer Abhiraj Minawala.
Actor Sunny Deol will launch his son Karan into Hindi films with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. The film’s title is inspired by Dharmendra’s famous song from his film Blackmail. Karan’s entry into filmdom marks the onset of the third generation of Deols in Bollywood.
Banita, a model, will be seen making her foray into Hindi filmdom with Shoojit Sircar’s slice-of-life love story October, starring Varun Dhawan. It is shot in Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh.
Popular as Archana from the TV show Pavitra Rishta, Ankita is gearing up for her debut with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She will be seen playing the role of Jhalkaribai in the film, which stars Kangana Ranaut in the title role of Rani Laxmibai.
She has been regaling Indian telly lovers since first starring in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Having featured in a slew of other fiction and non-fiction shows, Mouni will now tip-toe into Bollywood with Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold, a sports drama helmed by Reema Kagti.
The upcoming film Baazaar launches Rohan Mehra, son of late actor Vinod Mehra, who had starred in films like Raftaar, Anuraag and Jurmana. Baazaar is set against the backdrop of the stock market, and also features Saif Ali Khan, Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte.