Year 2008 saw hordes of debutants like Imran Khan, Hurman Baweja, Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Rajeev Khandelwal, Anushka Sharma and Asin making it big in Bollywood. Now the year 2009 is all set to encourage some more budding talents in industry. Let's have a look at these new faces.
Miss Sri Lanka 2006 Jacqueline will step her foot in Bollywood with Sujoy Ghosh's ALADIN. She plays the character of Jasmine while Aladin is none other than Ritiesh Deshmukh. The film is expected to release in summer 2009.
Wife of blockbuster film JAANE TU YAA JAANE NA director Abbas Tyrewala, Palkhi will make her debut with 1-800 LOVE starring John Abraham alongside. The film is directed by Abbas himself. And produced by John Abraham. The film's shooting will commence by March 2009 in Boston and expected to hit the screens by the year end. Apparently before making her debut Palkhi worked as a casting director who did casting for Aamir's TZP & JTYJN.
Bollywood's well-known producer Vashu Bhagnani is launching his son Jackky in KAL KISSNE DEKHA. This film is directed by BHOOTHNATH director Vivek Sharma. This film will see many guest appearances made by the stars like SRK, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla respectively. The film is scheduled for April-May 2009 release.
Salman Khan's much-touted film VEER has Miss UK 2008 Lisa Lazarus as the female lead. It is being said that she is look alike of Salman's lady love Katrina. She had started shooting for the film in 2008 end and now the film is eyeing for release in mid 2009.
One time popular telly-soap - Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi's lead Mona is making her debut this year in Rajkumar Hirani's 3 IDIOTS. Mona is playing Kareena Kapoor's on-screen sister and her fans will be surprised to see her on big screen this December.
Grand daughter of yesteryears renowned director late Manmohan Desai and winner of Miss. India 2005 pageant - Vaishali is making her debut as the lead actress in Vashu Bhagnani romantic-thriller KAL KISNE DEKHA which is due to hit the theatres in April-May 2009. She is paired with Jackky Bhagnani.
Hope these newcomers will leave the same mark in Bollywood in year 2009 as their counterparts did in 2008.