Bollywood Newcomers always act as a breath of fresh air in the film industry.
Many of these newbies have delivered left quite an impact with their promising performances this year.
These names consist of Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Banita Sandhu, Mrunal Thakur and Ishaan Khatter, amongst others.
Regardless of the nepotism talk, one cannot deny that it is talent that talks louder than tags.
As 2018 concludes, Filme Shilmy explores 10 newcomers to look out for in Bollywood next year or the near future.
Jhataleka Malhotra is an Indian model and beauty queen.
She was crowned Femina Miss India International 2014 on 5 April 2014 and subsequently represented India at Miss International 2014.
The budding actress will be seen in Taranveer Singh’s film Tuesdays and Fridays which is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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Poonam Dhillon’s son too will be making his debut opposite Jhataleka in Tuesdays and Fridays.
Apparently, his role was initially supposed to be done by Shahid Kapoor.
The veteran actress speaks with Pinkvilla regarding her son’s debut:
“I think it’s one of the best debuts that he could have asked for. He is very happy and chilled about.
I would say that he got this on his merit as I had no say or connection in it.
Our whole focus is on his Bollywood debut right now and we both are very excited about it.”
Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota won the ‘People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award’ at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
This Ronnie Screwvala production marks the debut of Abhimanyu Dassani – son of Maine Pyar Kiya actress.
Directed by Vasant Bala, Abhi features opposite Radhika Madan (of Pataakha fame).
In a special interview with Filme Shilmy, Abhimanyu gave about 25-30 auditions before he got the role in this movie.
After sister Athiya was launched, brother Ahan is now set to be welcomed by the Bollywood industry.
According to media reports, Ahan is all set to be launched under Sajid Nadiadwala’s banner.
The young actor will be seen in the Hindi remake of the hit Telugu action drama, RX100.
Nadiadwala’s production will be directed by Milan Luthria and written by Rajat Arora.
Salman Khan claims to be proud to introduce late actress Nutan’s granddaughter and actor Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan in Bollywood.
Pranutan will be paired opposite Zaheer aka ‘Zahero’ – the son of Salman’s childhood friend.
Salman Khan Films is producing the film along with Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios.
The movie, directed by Nitin Kakkar, was believed to have gone on the floors in September.
After Katrina Kaif, her younger sister, Isabelle, is set to debut opposite actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi in Time to Dance.
Isabelle has already been seen in a Lakme commercial, but the movie’s initial release was set for January 4th.
Kaif has already done a Canadian film titled Dr Cabbie with Vinay Virmani and Kunal Nayyar which was produced by Salman Khan.
Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya was apparently the youngest celebrity endorser of Lakmé India.
This year, it took us by pleasant surprise that Panday will be launched in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY 2).
In the sequel, Ananya will feature alongside Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria.
Though further details on her role and character remain a mystery, it is believed that the movie will release in May next year.
Tara Sutaria began her career as a video jockey in 2010 with Disney India’s Big Bada Boom.
She received recognition for her roles in the Disney India sitcoms The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir and Oye Jassie.
SOTY 2 marks her Bollywood debut post which she will be seen opposite Sidharth Malhotra in Milaap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan.
Ankita Lokhande rose to popularity after playing the lead in Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rishta in 2009.
Now, she is all set to make her silver-screen debut in Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, a movie inspired by Rani Laxmibai.
Lokhande plays the role of Jhalkaribai, a fierce soldier who is also an advisor to the Queen of Jhansi.
The film will release on January 25.
Pooja Bedi’s daughter Aalia Furniturewalla, will apparently be making her Bollywood debut with Nitin Kakkar’s Jawani Janeman.
Saif Ali Khan is already confirmed as the male lead in the film and now reportedly in a leading portal claims that Aalia will be playing the role of his daughter.
The film is about a 40-year-old man who refuses to grow up and realises accidentally that he is a father to a teenager
It is expected to go on floors next year in London.
Overall, these are just a few newbies who are set to make their mark in Bollywood and Indian film industry as a whole.
Now, it’s all about standing the test of time