Bollywood’s young blood


All the world’s a stage. We enter, we exit. Bollywood has its own shares of entrances and exits too. Looks like it is entry time for Bollywood. A fresh fleet of stars has entered the Indian equivalent of tinsel town. It won’t be wrong to say that they’ve made quite an entrance — loud, bright, colorful and, with a bang! Welcome the young princes of Bollywood.

Abhay Deol
When we were thinking of who would be the next Aamir Khan, the only name that came to mind was Abhay Deol. Abhay like Aamir, started off with a typical “filmi” role of a hero, who loves a heroine, though Abhay’s first filmi romance ended a bit better than Aamir’s. Both have gone on to be very choosy in the roles they take and try to blaze new paths with cinema. Think of Aamir’s Mangal Pandey, Laagan, Rang De Basanti and of course Taare Zameen Par. Abhay seems to go for bit more off-beat cinema with roles in films Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Manorama Six Feet Under, Dev D and the upcoming Road, Movie, but like Aamir, he wants to explore different types of films. Both of the actors take the job of acting very seriously and work hard at their craft and each performance shows that. They both are considered fantastic actors and as time goes on they will prove it even more. Next up for Abhay is a Mr. Knightly character in the Hindi film adaption of Jane Austen’s Emma, co-starring Sonam Kapoor. Then we hear he has signed Zoya Akhtar’s next with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar. We cannot wait to see what direction both actors will take their careers next! Maybe one day we will see Abhay’s directorial debut!

Imran Khan

Imran began his career as the chocolate lover boy in Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na following in the footsteps of Salman Khan, who did the same in his debut vehicle Maine Pyar Kiya. Both went on to become blockbuster hits making both actors heart throbs of the nation in their years. Salman then ready to experiment with different roles took on the role of a bad boy in Baaghi. Surprise, shock, horror — the new Khan, Imran that is, did just the same as he played a bad boy in Kidnap. Both actors possess an incredibly similar a persona — one of great charm and a fan following which consists of women and children far and beyond. Of course while they share similar initial career graphs and a common last name, a few differences are visible between both actors. Salman went on to become one of the most sought- after actors in his days while Imran is still trying to gain some credibility in the acting department. Following in the steps of Salman, Imran will next been seen in a romantic comedy, I Hate Luv Storys and his uncle, Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly. Will Imran be the next actor to flaunt a four, six or eight pack? Well, you’ll just have to wait and watch!

Neil Nitin Mukesh

So they have some serious differences; Ajay Devgan was named the dark horse when he first arrived in Bollywood, and Neil Nitin Mukesh was the fair cute but bad boy, who decided to be totally hatke, when he debuted as Johnny Gaddar. However, ever since the get-go, Neil has decided that he wouldn’t take the easy road with his career. His unveiling into the cinema world in a prominently negative role had audiences and critics talking while Ajay took had the same people talking when he stood on two bikes in his first film, Phool Aur Kaante. Neil then decided to take on a totally different route as the greedy photographer likewise Ajay went on to play the gluttonous villain in Khakee later on in his career. The young Neil then went on to be completely different as the wrongly victimized lad in New York much like Ajay has played in numerous films. So Neil still has to master romance and comedy which Ajay seems to have a natural knack for but for the most part, the young light-skinned Neil is on his way to becoming the next mysterious actor. Catch Neil in the sequel to his debut film in future!

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor has movies in his blood. Deemed the next big thing, the actor is ready to raise the bar and how with his good looks and with the backing of his star parents: Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. However, he actually resembles his grandfather, Raj Kapoor, who possessed not only a dynamic personality but loved films deeply. Raj Kapoor began his legacy as a mere clapper boy and while Ranbir did not have to start quite as low down the hierarchy, he too had begun his career as an assistant to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, during the making of Black. While Raj Kapoor was known as “The Charlie Chaplin” of India, Ranbir not only does extremely well in comic roles but also has actually mimicked Charlie Chaplin in his last offering, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Their acting styles too are claimed to be quite similar. The veteran actor was known for his versatility and capability to act in all genres of films ranging from comedy to romance and even patriotic. Thus far, Ranbir has pretty much covered the romance department with Saawariya; the romantic comedy arena with Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Wake Up Sid and most recently in the comedy, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. He will be next seen in the political drama Rajneeti. With a reputable lineage to follow and many comparisons made to his grandfather, a stalwart in Hindi cinema, Ranbir has big shoes to follow. Watch out, this Kapoor is here to stay. It will not only be very interesting to watch the fresh blood but also veterans like Aamir, Salman, Ajay, and Shah Rukh as they continue on their fabulous careers and give us even greater performances!

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