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The Bollywood stars who’ll hog the spotlight in 2017

Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone
Whereas Priyanka had a blink-and-miss look within the promo of India’s moist dream, ‘Baywatch’, we’re certain she’ll make up for display-time within the precise film, since she performs the antagonist. After which there’s Deepika in ‘XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage’, with Vin Diesel. High desi heroines making their Hollywood debut. Large deal. Sure, how can we not be excited.

Ritesh Batra
‘Lunchbox’ (2013) was a uncommon, Indian crossover, sleeper hit. We heard little from its director thereafter, solely to be taught now that he’s been listed by Selection among the many high 10 filmmakers on this planet to be careful for. Couldn’t agree extra. The Bandra boy helms the variation of Julian Barnes’ Booker successful ‘unfilmable’ e-book The Sense OF An Ending, and Robert Redford’s closing movie, Our Souls At Night time, with Jane Fonda—each out in 2017. Woah!

Vidya Balan
We’ve seen the Bengali unique, ‘Rajkahini’, that Vidya’s ‘Begum Jaan’ is a remake of. There’s sufficient meat in it for the result in ship a knock-out punch. Vidya, we imagine, will ship. As would, we hope, many different Bollywood actors whose ‘creator-backed roles’ (Okay we hate that cliché) that we’re eagerly wanting ahead to: SRK in ‘Raees’, Ranbir in Sanjay Dutt biopic and Ranveer Singh in ‘Padmavati’.

Harshvardhan Kapoor
So ‘Mirzya’ wasn’t the masterpiece it was meant to be. However his subsequent, ‘Bhavesh Joshi’, isn’t prone to disappoint (or so we hope). He comes throughout as a nicely-which means movie-buff raring to vary the sport. As for different filmy youngsters, many rumours over Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi in ‘Sairat’ remake and Shahid’s bro Ishan in KJo’s manufacturing… However no confirmations but.

Rajkummar Rao
Right here’s the actor who would possibly personal 2017. Why? Firstly, Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Trapped’, that everybody’s raving about already. Then there’s Newton, directed by Amit Masurkar of ‘Suleimani Keeda’ fame: a black comedy. And no matter occurred to Ramesh Sippy’s return to route: ‘Shimla Mirchi’? Rao is certainly price wanting ahead to.

Zaira Wasim
Bear in mind the youthful Geeta Phogat from ‘Dangal’? She obtained much less consideration, as a result of the grownup model of her character (performed by Fatima Sana Shaikh) stole the limelight, and the movie’s climax, and rightly so. However there’s extra of Zaira arising. She stars because the lead in Aamir’s ‘Secret Famous person’ now. Hoping to observe this pocket-rocket set the display screen on fireplace.

Konkona Sen-Sharma
The strikingly gifted actor makes her directorial debut with ‘Loss of life In The Gunj’, a moody movie set in Seventies McCluskieganj, amongst an Anglo Indian household, that being the one shade just like her mother Aparna Sen’s first movie as director, ’36 Chowringhee Lane’. Particularly look out for some fantastic performances.

Diljit Dosanjh
Might he change into Bollywood’s first Sikh celebrity, whereas maintaining his turban, and a terrifically understated on-display screen persona intact? Nicely, the Punjabi singer-hero did turn out to be a family identify with ‘Udta Punjab’ in 2016. And, now Anushka Sharma’s residence manufacturing ‘Phillauri’ might be his subsequent. Can’t wait. Severely.

Zhu Zhu
Zhu, who? Properly, the highest Chinese language star, reverse Salman Bhai this yr, in Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’. Dream desi debut? Sure. However a movie that can unite Bombay movies with the Orient, because of her? We don’t know but. What we wanna know is how’s Zhu? Listening to nice chatter, by the best way.

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