Bollywood lures everyone. The glam and glitz of this world tempts people to enter this industry. Hence, every year there is a surge of newbies trying to make a mark and get a taste of stardom. This year too we have a lot of newcomers jostling to make their presence felt and begin their journey to be the next superstars of the industry. So here are the five most promising faces of 2013.
Sushant Singh Rajput
After becoming the most popular face on small tube, Sushant made the big leap and landed a good role in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po CHe! which is based on Chetan Bhagat’s Three Mistakes Of My Life. Sushant’s claim to blinding fame was Ekta Kapoor’s soap Pavitra Rishta which not only made him popular but also introduced him to the love of his life Ankita Lokhande.
Ram Charan Teja
The influx from South to Bollywood hasn’t been restricted to females only but has included the boys too. So you will see Ram Charan Teja reprise Amitabh Bachchan’s angry young man act from Zanjeer in the latter’s remake directed by Apoorva Lakhiya. He has Priyanka Chopra for company in the film. All eyes are on this film as Tejaa has huge shoes to fill in this movie.
Sajid Khan is remaking Jeetendra-Sridevi’s 1983 movie Himmatwala and went beyond his comfort zone for the lead role. He got Ajay Devgn to reprise Jeetendra’s role and South export Tamannah Bhatia for Sridevi’s role. Although other than looking pretty, the actress hardly has anything much to do in the film if the old story is taken into account, it surely is a wonderful platform to mark a debut and get noticed.
Kolaveri D became an anthem for every drunk and ditched lover from the time Dhanush’s song went viral. It was such a rage that many versions of the same filled YouTube. It not only gave people an amusing and funny song-tale but also made them aware of a south actor named Dhanush. That was it and the next thing we hear, the man is busy romancing Sonam Kapoor in the holy city of Varanasi in Anand L Rai’s Ranjhaana. We will soon know if he is as good an actor as he is a singer!
Tiger is the only star kid entry to this list as he is the son of Subhash Ghai’s Hero Jackie Shroff. It seems the guy is pretty popular in the industry already as there were several talks about him making a debut with an Aamir Khan production first but eventually, signed Sajid Nadiadwala’s movie Heropanti to embark on his Bollywood journey. Only time will tell if he will manage to match up to his father.
Do you remember Surveen Chawla, the mischievous girl from the sweet college comedy of fairies, Comedy Circus? Well of course you do. Now, you all know that she is married to the Break Ke Baad director Danish Aslam and so we expected to see her in his forthcoming movies. But it seems the girl doubts the latter very strongly. When reporters asked her if she wants to be the central character in her husband’s films, the actress looked tad apprehensive about it. She said that she doubts she will ever work with her husband. She is in a happy state of mind with her marriage and doesn’t want it to get strained by getting work to interfere between them.
Talking about her future projects, Surveen seemed pretty clear that she doesn’t want to be part of daily soaps either. She explains that she doesn’t find any resonance with the kind of content served on Indian television these days. But yes, if ever things take a turn for good and some interesting projects come up, she will definitely look into it. Explaining further Surveen said that she finds the content not genuine in these serials as she never met anyone in her life who constantly cries her heart out. She doesn’t see them anywhere related to reality at all.
That means Surveen, you aren’t too happy to see the state of VJs in music channels too? Especially when you yourself have worked as one for Channel V. Surveen negated it saying that what VJs do today is cater to the audience’s needs. Whatever whets the appetite of the crowd is what channels serve. Well strange! If you could see the fact in case of music channels, why don’t you understand the logic behind other channels dishing out glycerine dipped content? It all boils down to what viewers want. Surveen Chawla, try using the same logic with daily soaps, you will be able to relate to them!
Actress Sulagna Panigrahi has landed the role of a Varanasi girl, who studies in capital’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), in “Raanjhanaa”. She is cast opposite southern star Dhanush. The decision was taken after intense discussions between director Aanand L.Rai of “Tanu Weds Manu” and Sulagna.
As per the script, Dhanush plays a local Varanasi boy, and Sulagna essays a Varanasi girl educated in Delhi. Sulagna will now spend time on the JNU campus to grasp the conduct and ideology of students there. “The culture of education at the JNU is radically different from other universities in Delhi and across the country. At JNU students, both male and female, are very politically aware,” said a source from team of “Raanjhanaa”. “They talk intelligently on national issues. They dress sensibly, hang out at specific cafes in Delhi, attend seminars and protest actively on national issues. The director Aanand Kumar wanted Sulagna to imbibe all of these traits. And they also speak fluent Hindi,” the source added.
When it comes to her spoken Hindi, Panigrahi, according to the source, needs to work as hard as Dhanush. Dhanush is in Mumbai working on the dubbing of the Hindi version of his wife’s film “3″. He has been working with a Hindi coach, trying to get the language right. For Sulagna Panigrahi too, it’s been decided that her accented Hindi and the haute-couture look just won’t do for the film. However, Sulagna does not really play the quintessential Varanasi girl. Her character is that of a local girl who has been to college in Delhi for three years, and returned to her home town as quite the sophisticated small-towner with an acquired metropolitan air, says a source close to the project.
At first the director was not sure if Sulagna could carry off the role. But after meeting her, he was convinced. “I am bowled over by her commitment to get the nuances of the role right. I’ve found my lady,” said Rai.
Nowadays Salman Khan is busy in Bangkok with the shooting of Anees Bazmee’s ‘Ready’ produced by Bhushan Kumar and Rajat Rawail jointly. Recently the actor shot a song ‘Character Dheela’ with two choreographers. The song is describing the character of Salman Khan throughout and it seems quite lavish.
Choreographers Raju Khan and Mudassar Khan worked with Salman on this song to make it one of the big hits of 2011. The song is shot in Bangkok with 100 dancers. Most of the dancers were flown down from Mumbai. The producers Bhushan Kumar and Rajat Rawail seem quite confident about this song. Asin Thottumkal will be seen playing lead female opposite to Salman Khan in this film.
Fashion house Alberta Ferretti have joined their forces with ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson. She is now smashing into the high fashion world. Alberta Ferretti told FilmiTadka that 20 year old Watson is presently working on the ‘Pure Threads’ collection meant for “sensitive people who want to be supportive of these kinds of issues”.
Speaking about Emma Watson, Alberta Ferretti said, “She is intelligent with a strong personality, a young, modern girl.” She also stated that Watson is chosen for Ferretti because of her freshness, spontaneity and simplicity.
Watson already smashed out into fashion world. In 2009 she appeared for Burberry’s Autumn/Winter campaign and for 2010 Spring/Summer campaign of Burberry again along with her brother Alex.
Watson shared with FilmiTadka about her recent project, “I am pleased that a luxury brand such as Alberta Ferretti has decided to create ecological clothes. I believe this is a big step forward for all of the international fashion industry, but also an important step for an increased sensitivity to the problem of ecology”.
As per the latest Hollywood reports Titanic actress Kate Winslet is all set to star in Hollywood movie “Labor Day”, an adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s 2009 novel of same name. Actor Josh Brolin is also casted opposite Kate in this love and thriller drama.
Hollywood director Jason Reitman is producing and directing the film. In film where Winslet will play a lonely mother, josh is playing a dangerous murderer. The film has love, thriller and all the other elements with some part of age – tale. First time this rocking trio is working together.
Hollywood hottie Jennifer Lawrence appeared naked in her recent releases X-Men: First Class and she says when she get naked she wanted to look like a women and not a “prepubescent 13-year-old boy”. In X-Men series she is playing a role of a mutant Mystique who has super natural powers to change her shape. In the film, along with being naked she is seen with blue body paint.
Actress told FilmiTadka, “I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13-year-old boy. I’m so sick of people thinking that’s what we’re supposed to look like”. Jennifer is also nominated in the best actress category for Oscar Awards. About her preparation for same prestigious award she says, “Around 15 minutes before, the guy doing my hair goes, ‘If you can get a salad, get a salad.’ I said, ‘I’m getting a Philly cheese steak. “I’m sure there’s proof on a hotel bill somewhere”. Once actress also said that she feels like she is in some wonderland…
It looks like Ameesha Patel is using the strategy of being in news and it doesn’t matter to her if it is for good or bad reason. Ameesha sometime ago hit the Bollywood headlines for turning into a producer and then she managed to come on news for wrong reason and that was not inviting her own parents on her Production house launch party.
Ameesha is looking for making good contacts and for this she is trying to be very much social but she is not keen on socializing with her parents. A friend of Ameesha also says that she is being very much social now days because it will benefit her production house because it will help her to be in news and networking with right people. Hmmm.. being strategic!
Ajay Devgan is a method actor and a brilliant performer. But this actor is also a superb prankster. Not even one of his colleagues has been spared his naughty self on the sets. The recent victim of his tricks is Bollywood film ‘Son Of Sardar’ co-star Sonakshi Sinha.
It so happened that Ajay offered Sonakshi gajar ka halwa saying it is the sweetest of all that she has had. A naïve Sonakshi fell in the trap and tasted it only to realise that it was a chilli paste and not Gajar ka halwa!
Sonakshi, though shocked, tweeted about the incident. Mr @ajaydevgn with what he says is “the best gajar ka halwa ever” khaya, toh mirchi paste tha!!! victim to his first prank hahaha. No wonder Ajay Devgn is loved and feared by all!
Bollywood actor Salman Khan and singer-music composer Himesh Reshammiya has sorted out their differences and now Himesh is keen to work with Sallu who gave him chance to make music in film when no one believed in Himesh’s abilities.
Himesh is trying hard to get the chance to compose music for Sohail Khan’s home production film “Sher Khan.” But the important thing is Sajid – Wajid duo is already working in “Sher Khan” and they have discussed the songs with Sohail. But for Himesh taking entry in middle of project is not new thing, Himesh is also doing music for another film of Salman Khan, Bodyguard, even though Pritam Chakraborty had already composed some of the songs for the film.
This reentry of Himesh in Salman camp can be dangerous to Sajid-wajid who came close when Salman dropped Himesh because of fight between them. Though Sajid – Wajid says they see no danger, but may be they are ignoring the problem which is rising in front of them.