Monday, October 6, 2014

Meet Bollywood's pretty fresh faces

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Bollywood has seen quite a few fresh faces being launched in the last few years.

While actresses like Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor have had a consistent run at the box office early on in their respective careers, other young starlets like Kriti Sanon, Lisa Haydon and Taapsee Pannu have made a mark in quick succession.
That's not all though. A whole bunch of new faces is waiting in the wings for their Bollywood debuts.

Take a look!

Sayessha, Shivaay

Image: Sayessha on the sets of Shivaay
Ajay Devgn, who will produce and direct his next film Shivaay, besides playing the male lead, has found his leading lady.

The young stunner in question is Sayessha and she comes from a filmi family to boot.

Sayessha is yesteryear actress Saira Banu's grand niece -- her mum, former actress Shaheen is Saira Banu's brother's daughter. 

Madhurima Tuli (Baby)
Madhurima Tuli
Madhurima Tuli
Madhurima Tuli isn't entirely new to films.

She has acted in Hindi films TossKaalo, and Cigarette Ki Tarah -- all major flops.
Last year, she gave a credible performance in Anubhav Sinha's Warning.
Though she appeared in a two-piece bikini for most part of the film, it was her sari act in theAirtel advertisement that fetched her more attention.
In her next film Baby, she plays Akshay Kumar's wife.
Pooja Hegde (Mohenjo Daro)
Pooja Hegde
Pooja Hegde
A beauty pageant winner, Pooja Hegde started off with a couple of regional films before she got the big opportunity of acting in Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama Mohenjo Daro.
Starring in the film opposite Hrithik Roshan, Pooja is definitely off to a super start.
Apparently, she refused a Mani Ratnam film to focus entirely on Mohenjo Daro.
Geetanjali Thapa (Tigers)
Geetanjali Thapa
Geetanjali Thapa
Geetanjali starred along side Emraan Hashmi in Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic's Tigers,that recently screened at Toronto International Film Festival to a positive response.

She also played the lead role in two-time National award-winning film Liar's Dice, the Geetu Mohandas-directed film that was recently chosen as India's official entry to the 2015 Oscars. 
Her debut Hindi film, Tina Ki Chaabi (with Ranvir Shorey), was never released.
Athiya Shetty (Hero)
Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty
Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in Hero
It was just a matter of time before Athiya (Sunil Shetty's daughter) entered the spotlight.
Quite a few filmmakers approached the father-daughter duo with exciting offers but it was Nikhil Advani's remake of Subhash Ghai's Hero that caught their attention.
With Sooraj Pancholi as her leading man, Athiya will be seen in this new-age version of themasala entertainer.
Akshara Haasan (Shamitabh)
Dhanush and Akshara on the sets of Shamitabh
Dhanush and Akshara on the sets of Shamitabh
While her elder sister is yet to gain a foothold in Hindi films, Akshara Haasan is gearing up for her unconventional debut with Shamitabh.
With the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush as her costars, the film is bound to create buzz.
Under Balki's able direction, Akshara could bring something substantial to the film too.
Subhashree Ganguly (Spark)
Subhashree Ganguly and Rajniesh Duggal in Spark
Subhashree Ganguly and Rajniesh Duggal in Spark
Well known in commercial Bengali cinema, Subhashree Ganguly is a petite beauty with a dozen films under her belt.
She will make her Bollywood debut with Spark, a revenge drama.  
Model-actor Rajniesh Duggal, last seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi, is her male lead.
Subhashree apparently has a meaty role in the film.
Meanwhile, she continues to act in Bengali films and has recently signed a few biggies.
Amyra Dastur (Mr X)
Amyra Dastur
Amyra Dastur
An adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, set in the heartland of India, sounded like a good start for Parsi girl Amyra Dastur.
However, after a delay, Issaq turned out to be a big commercial flop. Amyra was the only bright spot in this fiasco.
She is now being re-launched with Emraan Hashmi starrer Mr X Its producer, Vikram Bhatt, promises that Amyra will be presented as a true Hindi film heroine.
Swastika Mukherjee (Detective Byomkesh Bakshi)
Swastika Mukherjee
Swastika Mukherjee
In her 30s, Swastika is the oldest among this list of female debutantes.

But she has proved her mettle in Bengali films already with close to two dozen films.
She acted in a segment of Mumbai Cutting, but the Hindi film was never released.
Now she is making her Bollywood debut with Yash Raj-Dibakar Banerjee venture that has Sushant Singh Rajput playing detective Byomkesh Bakshi.
Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
Ayushmann Khuranna and Bhumi Pednekar in Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Ayushmann Khuranna and Bhumi Pednekar in Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Yash Raj Films launches another new girl, Bhumi Pednekar.
Bhumi worked in the production house's casting department before turning leading lady opposite Ayushmann Khurranna.
She wasn't the original choice for the film; director Maneesh Sharma just "happened to discover her." Pretty soon, she began shooting for the film.
Sapna Pabbi (Satra Ko Shaadi HaiKhamoshiyaan)
Sapna Pabi
Sapna Pabbi
From the world of television to the big screen, it has been a quick transition for young Sapna Pabbi.
She was noted for her confident performance with Anil Kapoor (who played her father) in the TV serial 24.
The attractive youngster soon had two films in her kitty -- Shoojit Sircar's Satra Ko Shaadi Haiand Mukesh Bhatt's Khamoshiyaan.

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