So you thought 2012 was the year of starkid debuts? Take a look at the promising young brigade that is set to get noticed in 2013
1. Tiger Shroff
Actor Jackie Shroff’s 21-year-old son,Tiger, probably has the maximum hype built up around his debut film. While his dad made his debut with Subhash Ghai’s Hero, Tiger is all set to be launched with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, which will be directed by Sabbir Khan. This young boy has also been in the news for working out with actor Aamir Khan, who is apparently grooming him and overseeing his entry into Bollywood.
2. Athiya Shetty
Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya,18, is now ready to face the camera. The girl is likely to be launched opposite newcomer Armaan Jain (Kareena Kapoor’s cousin) under Saif Ali Khan Productions.
3. Junaid Khan
Aamir Khan’s elder son, Junaid, who’s 17 and still studying, may not be facing the camera immediately, but he will be assisting director Raju Hirani on P.K., which has his father in the lead role. Aamir had earlier told us that the final choice to follow his dream lies with Junaid, but as a father, he has advised him to learn more about filmmaking by becoming an assistant director.
4. Karan Deol
He’s a Deol and thus has two generations of acting genes in his blood — grandfather Dharmendra’s and dad Sunny’s (also, uncles Bobby and Abhay and aunt Esha’s). Sunny has reportedly already started grooming his elder son Karan, 21, who has been roped in as an assistant director to Sangeeth Sivan for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. His dad will also launch him in an action film this year.
5. Armaan Jain
Armaan Jain, 21, belongs to the first family of the film industry. His mother is late filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s daughter, Reema Jain, and his cousins are the illustrious Ranbir, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor. According to reports, Armaan will be launched under brother-in-law Saif Ali Khan’s banner, Saif Ali Khan Productions. He also assisted director Shakun Batra on the Kareena KapoorImran Khan starrer Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012).
6. Siddhanth Kapoor
He was initially supposed to be launched by Salman Khan and then Sanjay Dutt. But actor Shakti Kapoor’s son, Siddhanth, 28, will now be seen sharing screen space with John Abraham and Anil Kapoor in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala. Siddhanth, who is also a DJ, will be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s next, Ugly, as well.
7. Harshwardhan Kapoor
His dad is Anil Kapoor and his sister is the ultra-glamourous Sonam Kapoor. This 21-year-old will star in his first film, Coming Home, a short movie directed by Steven Roy Thomas. His co-star in the film will be Katrina Kaif’s younger sister, Isabel. Harshwardhan has been quoted as saying that this movie is not his or Isabel’s launch vehicle. Meanwhile, Harshwardhan is also assisting filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on his next, the Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma starrer Bombay Velvet.
8. Sasha Agha
Remember actor Salma Agha (of Nikah fame)? Her 19-year-old daughter Sasha is Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) latest find. Sasha is all set to make her Bollywood debut with YRF’s Aurangzeb. The actor, who is paired opposite Arjun Kapoor, is already being termed ‘hot property’ in the industry.
9. Sara Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan’s 17-year-old daughter Sara, who is apparently off to London next year to study, may, in all likelihood, become part of the entertainment world. After several public appearances, she’s has reportedly been noticed by filmmakers and could possibly make her acting debut too.
10. Jhanvi Kapoor
Though reports suggest that Sridevi’s elder daughter Jhanvi may go abroad next year to study, rumours are abuzz that she will follow her mother’s footsteps and make her career in Bollywood.