Bollywood Biggest film industry in the world, 2012 was indeed an incredible year for new faces. Bollywood saw a host of highly talented debutants, who gave established stars a run for their money. Looking at these promising fresh faces and their astonishing debuts, it seems that the ever-growing Hindi film industry, mostly ruled by Khans and Kapoors until now, has finally made space for the next generation of stars.
Here is the list of top 10 debutants of 2012.
1. Alia Bhatt
Karan Johar be introduced Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia Bhatt in his campus love-story ‘Student of the Year’. Alia Bhatt is Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter from his second wife Soni Razdan and younger sister of former Bollywood actress Pooja Bhatt.
19 years old Indian Actress Alia Bhatt debuted as a lead role in Bollywood from Movie ‘Student Of The Year’ (2012). Alia’s first movie role was as a child artist when with Sangharsh (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta where she played the younger Zinta.
2. Varun Dhawan
David Dhawan’s elder son Rohit Dhawan made his debut as a director in 2011 with Desi Boyz. His younger son Varun Dhawan will debut as an actor with Karan Johar’s ambitious project ‘Student of the Year’. Both sons of David Dhawan have paved their own path into Bollywood without the need of their father having to launch them. Varun has earlier assisted Karan Johar on My Name is Khan.
3. Ileana D’cruz
25 years old Indian Model and Actress Ileana is a popular Telugu actress who has to her credit superhit films like Pokiri, Kick and Nenu Naa Rakshasi. She makes her Bollywood debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Barfii’. Subsequently she will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2’.
4. Siddharth Malhotra
Siddharth Malhotra made his debut in the lead cast of Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’. He before Student of The Years seen in “We Are Family” (also a Karan Johar production), In the movie Siddharth Malhotra is a Delhi boy who boasts of great looks. Karan Johar would ensure he acts well too.
5. Amy Jackson
21 years old British beauty Model and Actress Amy Jackson who won Miss Teen World in 2008. After Katrina Kaif and Nargis Fakhri, Amy Jackson in another foreign import in Bollywood who will make her debut opposite Prateik Babbar in ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ – the Hindi remake of Tamil hit Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. The ravishing looking actress has already worked in a Tamil film Madrasapattinam.
6. Esha Gupta
27 years old Indian model and actress Esha Gupta who won Miss Photogenic & came 3rd to go on to compete in Miss India International. She bagged the role in ‘Jannat 2’ for her hot looks and sex appeal. Bhatts wanted an actress with a bold body language and thereby she replaced girl-next-door Prachi Desai who was earlier signed for the film. The dusky bombshell is known as the desi Angelina Jolie in modeling world and was also considered as the second lead for Krrish sequel.
7. Arjun Kapoor
Prominent Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor’s son and Anil Kapoor’s nephew, Arjun Kapoor will be launched by Yash Raj Films. Arjun was to debut with a film called ‘Virus Diwan’ until the banner scrapped the project and is now introducing him with ‘Ishaqzaade’ to be directed by Do Dooni Chaar director Habib Faisal. Arjun Kapoor assisted on films like Kal Ho Na Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq, Wanted and No Entry.
8. Diana Penty
27 years old Model and Indian Actress, Drop-dead gorgeous Diana Penty was another promising newcomer who stepped into Bollywood this year. She was impressive in the role of an innocent Indian girl in ‘Cocktail’ 2012.
9. Huma Qureshi
10. Sunny leone