The Bollywood Debutantes of 2012

Every year we see fresh faces appearing and disappearing from the Hindi film industry. While some make it big; others are left out in the rat race of Bollywood. New comers like Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma had started their careers under big banners and this helped them climb up the ladder of Bollywood. Yet, not all actors are as lucky as them. Some end up nowhere in spite of being launched under big banners. Take the example of Gracy Singh, the actress who starred opposite Amir Khan in Lagaan. She only lasted for a few movies and gradually sublimed as other actresses gained popularity.

Thus, Bollywood can be seemingly unpredictable for new comers and no sure shot formula exists for them to succeed here. Having said that; let’s take a look at some of the actors making their debut in Bollywood this year.

Mallika Haydon:
Mallika Haydon
We wonder why all Haydons are sultry sirens? Another lady in the Haydon league making a debut this year is Mallika Haydon. Her sister Lisa Haydon has already made a mark on the ramp and is recently busy in launching her own line of designer wear. Mallika Haydon also started her career as a model but recently stormed into Bollywood with two item numbers in Agent Vinod. She has also featured in the 2012 edition of the Kingfisher Calendar.

Illeana DCruz

She is a super lucky girl! This Telegu film actress is going to take her first step in Bollywood with Anurag Basu’s Barfee. Not only does she get a fabulous director; but also two of the most sought after actors in Bollywood as her co stars. She will be working with two hotties; Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor in her debut film. Let’s see if she proves worthy of this opportunity.

Pulkit Samrat:
Pulkit Samrat

He started his career with the ever popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and had to leave it mid way because he started receiving offers for films. His first movie was Pyar Ka Punchnama and it did a decent business at the box office. People noticed this cute guy and liked him a lot. His next release was the not so popular Bittoo Boss where he played a star videographer. The film was a sweet family drama cum romantic flick but failed to attract the audience.

Esha Gupta:
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She is a Bhatt camp discovery and an Indian look alike of Angelina Jolie. She created ripples at major fashion events and is a popular face on the ramp. She made her debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in Jannat2. Although she scorched the screen with her looks; her acting failed to create a stir among the audience.

Prithviraj Sukumaran:
Pritviraj Sukumaran

He will be acting opposite Rani Mukherjee in Anurag Kashyap’s co written love story ‘Aiyaa’. He is originally a Malayalam actor and quite popular there too. Breaking into Bollywood alongside such an ace actress is really a matter of fortune for a new comer.

Diana Penty:
Diana Pentry

The ‘Cocktail’ girl; she plays Meera in this movie starring Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. Although a model, she has shed her glam image and donned a desi avatar for her debut film. Before she stumbled upon Bollywood; she had already modeled for quite a number of brands and walked the ramp for eminent designers.

Imran Zahid:
Imran Zahid
Another Mahesh Bhatt discovery; this lad is going to be the subject of envy for all the boys out there for he gets to share screen space with the sultry Sunny Leone in Jism2. He was initially going to debut in the  film ‘Chandu’ that was based on a controversial topic. The project got delayed and he was offered a role in Jism2.