Future Bollywood Calling…

I think we are ready for the next generation of heroes to take over. If I’ve to take a call from what I see today, I will have to put my bets on three of them:

1. Abhay Deol – I had written about him in a previous blog too. He exudes amazing confidence on the screen. The capability to carry a movie on his shoulder, on one hand and blend into the background, on the other. I think he will go a long way, if he just sticks to doing what he is doing in a calm and composed way.

2. Ranbir Kapoor – He has a brilliance about him that I noticed in the song sequence “Jogi, Mahi, Heer…” of Bachna Ae Haseenon and a mature presence on the screen. He has a natural pace on the dialogue, finds his space in the screen alongside larger than life actors and rises up to the occasion, when required. He is 2nd in my selection for the post of future Bollywood king.

3. Imran Khan – I see a lot of potential in the kid. He really shines in the latest Coke Ad and has a lot of “impish” charm that he can play to his advantage. Though it is the same thing I would hold down against him, in favor of the two actors above. The new age actors seem to maintain an aura about them that doesn’t necessarily emanate from their “boyish” or “impish” charms.

All the best to the new generation of heroes and may the best man win! I wanted to put these thoughts down. It will be interesting to see how each of them evolve over the next few years and then revisit this space.


4 Responses to “Future Bollywood Calling…”

  1. 1 Anoop March 14, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Honestly, I dont really like 2 of them :-), Deol’s family are talentless, Ranbir Kapoor just came to lite because of his background & not really through hard work, family roots you see!, its always easy to follow the legacy when its already established. Imran khan’s ok… 😀


    • 2 Sreeja Iyer March 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm


      Frankly, in both the cases of Abhay and Ranbir you are discriminating based on family. Take a look at them without that baggage in mind and you will find two potential actors capable of brilliance! But, again only time will tell whether I’m right or not :). Not sure, if you noticed Imran and Ranbir have been pitted by Coke and Pepsi against each other in the latest ads – just like Aamir and SRK earlier!


  2. 3 Devil March 17, 2010 at 9:00 am

    How about the kapoors?? Sonam, Thushar, Kareena, Shahid 🙂

  3. 4 Girish April 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Abhay is certainly the pick of the lot amongst the Deols. But i doubt about the rest. Ranbir seems to be over the top lot of times. I havent seen Imran too much so cant comment.

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