From star children like Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor to television divas such as Ankita Lokhande and Mouni Roy – there are many fresh faces that are going to begin their Bollywood innings this year. Here’s a list of celebrities all set to make their Bollywood foray.
1) Janhvi Kapoor
Daughter of veteran actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, Janhvi is set to step into showbiz with Dhadak, backed by film-maker Karan Johar.
The film, an adaptation of the acclaimed Marathi film Sairat, is slated to release on July 6, 2018. Sridevi shared that Jhanvi is ready to face the challenges of Bollywood as she has seen her mother do the same thus knows what she is getting into.
2) Ishaan Khattar
Actor Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother, Ishaan will be seen sharing opposite Janhvi in Dhadak. He is also the lead actor of Iranian film director Majid Majidi’s India-set film Beyond the Clouds but Dhadakwill mark his debut in Hindi filmdom.
3) Sara Ali Khan
Actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara will be starring opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in her debut film Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Saif said he is as anxious about Sara’s debut just like he is when his own film is releasing.
4) Utkarsh Sharma
Remember ‘Jeetey’, the son of actors Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel’s characters in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha? Well, he is all set to make his mark in Hindi cinema with his upcoming film Genius. His father, director Anil Sharma, is confident his son has the potential to become a star. Utkarsh’s co-star Ishita too is a newcomer and awaits her debut with Genius.
5) Aayush Sharma
Superstar Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush will be facing the camera for Loveratri, said to be a love story based in Gujarat. The leading lady of the film, backed by Salman’s production banner Salman Khan Films (SKF), is yet to be announced. It will be helmed by first-timer Abhiraj Minawala.
6) Karan Deol
Actor Sunny Deol will launch his son Karan into Hindi films with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. The film’s title is inspired from Dharmendra’s famous song from his film Blackmail. Karan’s entry into filmdom marks the onset of the third generation of Deols in Bollywood.
7) Banita Sandhu
Model Banita will be seen making her foray into Hindi filmdom with Shoojit Sircar’s slice-of-life love story October, starring Varun Dhawan. It is shot in Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh.
8) Ankita Lokhande
Popular as Archana from the TV show Pavitra Rishta, Ankita is gearing up for her debut with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She will be seen playing the role of Jhalkaribai in the film, which stars Kangana Ranaut in the title role of Rani Laxmibai.
9) Mouni Roy
She has been regaling Indian telly lovers since first starring in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Having featured in a slew of other fiction and non-fiction shows, Mouni will now tip-toe into Bollywood with Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold, a sports drama helmed by Reema Kagti.
10) Rohan Mehra
The upcoming film Baazaar launches Rohan Mehra, son of late actor Vinod Mehra, who had starred in films like Raftaar, Anuraag and Jurmana. Baazaar is set against the backdrop of the stock market, and also features Saif Ali Khan, Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte.