CLASS OF 2017 IMPACTFUL DEBUTS
Numerous fresh faces come in Hindi cinema every year and try to make a stand for themselves. Some succeed, some fail, last year also we had many new comers who started off their career in Bollywood industry. We’ve put together list of best bollywood debuts in the year 2017 that managed to make an impact.
BY -DRISHTI PANDEY
Suraj Sharma made his international debut in 2012 with the highly acclaimed film, ‘Life of Pi’. And in 2017, he made his Bollywood debut in the Anushka Sharma & Diljit Dosanjh-starrer Phillauri. This film is an uncommon romantic film set in Phillaur, Punjab, directed by debutant Anshai Lal. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 25crs.
Saba is a popular Pakistani film and television actress and has made her Bollywood debut opposite Irrfan Khan in Hindi Medium she is one of the most highly paid Pakistani actress. The film is being directed by Saket Chaudhary who has earlier directed ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ and ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 63crs.
Mahira is a popular television actress who gained popularity after her show ‘Humsafar’ won over the audience. In her first Bollywood film, Raees, Mahira starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan. This actress from across the border has already showcased her skills with her Pakistani TV shows. And with Raees, she has flattered the Indian audiences with her charming performance in the film. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 128crs.
This unknown actor is named Sajjad Delafrooz. He is of Iranian origin and is based in UAE. This 33 year old actor has done MBA and has been a part of various TV shows and films across the world. His exposure to various cultures has helped him acquire knowledge of various languages. He made his debut with Tiger Zinda Hai which is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who directed Salman in the 2016 blockbuster ‘Sultan’. In Tiger Zinda Hai, the spies come together for a dangerous mission – rescuing 22 nurses from a stronghold of an international terrorist organization in Iraq. Sajjad Delafrooz plays the chief of the organization. The estimated lifetime total of this film is 325crs.
She made her debut with the film Munna Michael starring opposite Tiger Shroff. Directed by Sabbir Khan, the story portrayed the journey of a Mumbai-based boy who is a huge fan of Michael Jackson. Nidhhi Agerwal was the love interest of Tiger Shroff, she was honored with life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian academy of film and television. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 33.65crs.
Aadar Jain comes to take Kapoor legacy forward and makes his acting debut with YRF’s film Qaidi Band directed by Habib Faisal. The actor was introduced by his cousin Ranbir Kapoor and actress Anushka Sharma with debutant Anya Singh from Delhi. Qaidi Band was an Indian musical drama film, the story revolved around seven innocent undertrails who give a band performance in the prison to get into good books of the authorities and secure their release. Aadar Jain played the lead role. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 0.35cr.
Mustafa is the son of director Abbas (of the Abbas-Mustan). He made his film debut with the film Machine. The film was a romantic thriller directed by Abbas-Mustan which was a twisted love story. Mustafa played the lead role along with Kiara Advani in this flick. He was well prepared for his role and had put a lot of effort and worked hard for this film since he had some daredevil stunts. Mustafa had done a film course in New York and had assisted his dad and uncle in ‘Players’, ‘Race 2’ and ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar karoon’. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 2.30crs.
Mehreen Pirzada is a model and Telugu actor who made her Bollywood debut in Phillauri as a supporting actor. With Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh as lead actors, The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 25crs, however, it was a refreshing change as we saw a lead actor, like Anushka Sharma, play the unconventional role of a ghost living in the tree! Phillauri is the only Bollywood film Mehreen Pirzada has been seen till now.
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Sajal who made her Pakistani cinematic debut, ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay’ and had gained appreciation form it, geared up for her big Bollywood debut with Mom, starring alongside Sridevi in which she played the role of her daughter. Her performance was remarkable and she was called the desirable faces of the nation. The young actor defines zeal and confident in her acting and has a long way to go. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 31.20crs.
Parvathy is a well known south India actress who has been critically acclaimed for her roles and has won many awards. She made Bollywood debut with the film Qarib Qarib Singlle, directed by Tanuja Chandra, starring opposite Irrfan khan. The film’s lifetime total at the box-office was 16crs.