Bollywood has many surprises in store for the audience in 2016, with an array of star kids and other fresh faces set to make their debut.
Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan, Dilip Kumar- Saira Banu’s grand-niece Sayesha Saigal and filmmaker JP Dutta’s daughter Nidhi, will make their foray in acting.
Harshvardhan, brother of actress Sonam Kapoor will kickstart his film career with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s love story “Mirzya”. He has earlier worked as an assistant director with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
“Mirzya” will also feature newcomer Saiyami Kher, the granddaughter of yesteryear actress Usha Kiran and niece of actress Tanvi Azmi. An ex-Miss India, she has previously worked in Telugu film “Rey”.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has given a dream start to the career of actresses like Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone, will be seen opposite three newcomers in his upcoming two films “Fan” and “Raees”.
Popular face of Pakistani entertainment industry, Mahira Khan will be making her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh in “Raees”.
In Maneesh Sharma’s “Fan”, the 50-year-old actor will share screen space with debutantes Waluscha De Sousa and Shriya Pilgaonkar, daughter of Marathi actor Sachin.
Another Pakistani face, Mawra Hocane, will try her luck in Bollywood with “Sanam Teri Kasam”. She is a VJ and has acted on TV shows like “Aahista Aahista” and “Nikhar Gaye Gulab Sare”.
Sayesha Saigal, grand-niece of legendary actor Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, will be seen opposite Ajay Devgn in the Diwali-release “Shivaay”. She made her acting debut with Telugu movie “Akhil: The Power of Jua”.
Nidhi, daughter of veteran filmmaker J P Dutta and yesteryear actress Bindiya Goswami, will make her debut in “Jee Bhar Ke Jee Le” opposite Ajit Sodhi, son of another yesteryear actress Nafisa Ali.
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s next “Mohenjo-Daro” will see former beauty pageant contestant Pooja Hegde making her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan.
Pooja started her acting career with the Tamil superhero film “Mugamoodi” in 2012 and has featured in Telugu films like “Oka Laila Kosam” and “Mukunda”.
Apart from this, famous Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh will be seen in Abhishek Chaubey’s “Udta Punjab” as a policeman opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s brother Aparshakti will star in Aamir Khan’s “Dangal,” while boxer Ritika Singh will make her acting debut opposite R Madhavan in the upcoming bilingual sports-drama “Saala Khadoos”.