Debutants galore!
Debutants galore!

The year 2012 has spurned one hit after the other, and surprisingly, a lot of them have sailed on the shoulders of newcomers. Here’s an ode to the debutant actors of the year!

Ayushmann Khurrana created quite a buzz with Vicky Donor. An unusual story with a debutant producer, John Abraham, the subject of the film was also part taboo- sperm donation. So when the movie turned out to be an out-and-out success, it was because of great direction and the fact that Ayushmann’s perfect characterisation of Vicky Arora! Ayushmann will be seen next in ‘Nautanki Saala’.

Pulkit Samrat’s Bittoo Boss may not have made an impression on the BO but it sure did highlight the TV actor-turned film actor’s ability to charm viewers. Backed by Salman Khan, this young man showed a lot of promise, and even if it didn’t reflect in the film, it hopefully will in the future!

One of Bollywood’s most anticipated debuts has to be that of Arjun Kapoor- son of Boney Kapoor. The youngster started off with Ishaqzaade and man, did he make an impression! The rustic Parma stayed with the audience even as the film received mixed reviews and heavy comparisons! He’ll be seen next in Aurangzeb.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been part of films since the 90s. He even played a minor role in Munnabhai MBBS which went on to be one of Bollywood’s best feel-good films. However, Gangs of Wasseypur 2 brought to light the romantic, dangerous, opium-addicted Faizal Sardar Khan and girls all over the country swooned over this new ‘hero’ on the block. Nawaz will soon be back in Talaash.

Young hotties Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan are all set to make the world drool over them. Siddharth Malhotra was assistant director for Karan Johar in My Name is Khan, and now he and director David Dhawan’s kid Varun are all about to set the screen ablaze with Student of the Year. It’s only a matter of time till they conquer Bollywood themselves!

So tell us which of these actors is your favourite newbie on the block!