Bollywood has never had a shortage of aspirants wanting to make it to the big league. Every day, hundreds of people flock to film studios hoping to become the next big star. While some may have the support of their ‘filmy families’, others are not so lucky.
It does indeed take a lot of hard work and dedication to be noticed and liked by audiences and film makers. Plus coming from a filmy family also means having to deal with a greater set of expectations. Over the last couple of years, Bollywood has seen a surge of debutants attempting to leave their mark. Here is a list of seven sexy debutants who got our attention.
With movies like ‘Student of the year’, ‘Highway’ and soon to be released ‘2 States’ to her credit, Alia Bhatt seems to be playing her cards right. Born in 1993, Alia first appeared on the big screen as a child artist playing a younger version of Preity Zinta’s character in Sangharsh in the year 1999. Extremely photogenic, Alia is the offspring of Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Besides her looks, Alia’s acting skills and dedication to the art has wowed audiences and film makers alike. Currently shooting for her next Karan Johar film, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ [slated for a 2014 release], seems like this young debutant is all set to sizzle!
OK! She’s not really new to the silver screen. After starting her film career in 2006, Ileana has acted in close to seventeen [Tamil/Telegu/Kannada] movies before making her Bollywood debut in 2012 where she was cast opposite ‘Ranbir Kapoor’ in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Barfi’. While critics have mentioned that she is not completely tuned into doing ‘comic’ roles, her latest release ‘Main Tera Hero’ opposite Varun Dhawan has certainly left audiences wanting for more! With a Filmfare award for Best Female Debut to her credit, looks like this ‘Helen of Troy’ is here to stay!
We are quite happy that Esha chose a career in Bollywood instead of pursuing law. This Femina Miss India participant who, looks like Angeline Jolie [at times] made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's Jannat 2 opposite ‘Serial Kisser’ Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. After performances in Raaz 3D and Chakravyuh, this sexy siren is now filming for ‘Hamshakals’ – a Sajid Khan film produced by Vashu Bhagnani starring Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in triple roles!
She is one of the most promising newcomers on the block capable of giving seasoned actors a run for their money. She made her debut with a supporting role in the critically acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur – a role that got her several nominations. Over the last few years, she has portrayed a range of characters across genres. From playing a witch in Ek Thi Daayan to an explosives expert in D-Day and even carrying off a powerful role opposite Madhuri Dixit in Dedh Ishqiya, this young girl has surely left her mark in the industry. Guess all those years in theatre performances are paying off!
No matter what you say, but bagging a three movie deal with Yash Raj Films does not happen without you having some serious talent. After a degree in tourism studies and working in the Hospitality industry, Vaani Kapoor debuted in the TV series ‘Rajuben’. Her first film, Shuddh Desi Romance, where she played the second lead, landed her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Get the picture? This girl has some talent. Way to go Vaani!
If you’ve seen Queen, you cannot miss this beautiful actress in a supporting role who stands true to every bit of the character she was meant to portray. Lisa made her debut in 2010 with a role in ‘Aisha’ where she played a corporate yuppie. As of date, she has four movies and some item numbers to her credit including ‘Rascals’ and a Telegu film. A slow starter but a stunner for sure! After her last appearance as ‘Vijayalaskhmi’, a confident single mother, we are sure she has film makers ready to sign her for their next release! What’s more? She has a screen presence like no one else we’ve seen in the young line-up!
Voted by FHM India at number five in the “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2013” list, this young girl is now a super star thanks to her performance in Aashiqui 2. After a successful debut in Teen Patti with Amitabh Bachchan & Ben Kingsley, this sexy girl has her hands full shooting for ‘Ek villan’ opposite Sidharth Malhotra and ‘Haider’ with Shahid Kapoor; both slated for a 2014 release. With the kind of acceptance this young lad has found, we’ll surely be seeing her around for a long time!
There you have it - our list of sexy Bollywood debutants. Who else do you think deserves to be on this list? Tell us!