The New Year will see a string of newbies making their foray into B-town - some star kids, others rank newcomers who have come up on their own. Take a look at the stars of.
Anil Kapoor’s son, the youngest of his three children, will make his acting debut in 2016 with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya. The actor, who has worked as an assistant director on Bombay Velvet with Anurag Kashyap, plays the title role. He has trained in horse-riding and fighting techniques before starting his journey as an actor.
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A former model, Pooja was crowned the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 pageant. She made her acting debut in Mysskin’s Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi, followed by Telugu films like Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda. Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife Sunita called her for an audition after spotting her in an advertisement and she was then signed for Mohenjo Daro.
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Diljit Dosanjh is a leading Punjabi singer and actor. Between 2011 and 2015, he has acted in 9 Punjabi hit films before being signed on for Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab, opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. He has also sung over a dozen hit Punjabi songs.
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The teaser of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya has sparked a lot of curiosity about Saiyami Kher. Actress Usha Kiran’s granddaughter and Tanvi Azmi’s niece, this ex-Xavierite has been a Kingfisher calendar girl.
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Pakistani shows like Humsafar and Sheher-E-Zaat made Mahira a household name in India. The actress, on one of her promotional tours of India, met the makers of Raees who offered her the film. She accepted the role and shot her portions with Shah Rukh Khan in India in a span of 70 days.
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Ayushmann Khurrana’s younger brother is gearing up to make his acting debut in Dangal with Aamir Khan. The RJ-cum-TV anchor was expected to make his acting debut with Neeraj Pandey’s production Saat Uchake. The film never saw the light of day, while Aamir’s search for a man with a pleasant screen presence and a resonating voice ended on him.
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The grandniece of Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar, Sayesha is all set to make her foray into Bollywood with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. The 18-year-old’s foray into films hasn’t seen a great start – her Telugu film Akhil: The Power Of Jua released in November to negative reviews. Here’s hoping her run in B-town gets off to a better start.
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Abrar Zahoor landed an opportunity to play the villain in Neerja. He plays Safrini, the main antagonist in the film, which is based on the real-life hijack incident of 1986. The 6-feet-tall Kashmiri guy auditioned in place of his friend and got the nod because of his basic understanding of Arabic.
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