Bollywood: 5 potential stars expected to hit bigtime in 2021

In spite of proving their talent these young actors are yet to find big success in Hindi cinema

Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Subhash K Jha

They are  young  and raring to go. In spite of proving their talent they are yet to find big success in Hindi cinema. That may change sooner rather than later. The 5  super-talented semi-newcomers waiting to break through:

1. Mithila Palkar: She held her own with two of the finest contemporary actors Irrfan Khan and  Dulquer Salman in Akarsh Khurana’s underrated Karwan. She now holds her own with two of the finest actresses of our country Tanve Azmi and Kajol in Renuka Shahane’s  Tribhanga. What’s keeping Mithila Palkar from being noticed by and in Bollywood? Will Tribhanga  do the trick for this  bundle of sponteaneous charm?

2. Adarsh Gourav: I  noticed him 4 years ago as Manoj Bajpai’s recalcitrant son in the little-seen film Rukh. He held his own admirably. Then I was dismayed to see him play bit roles  in Deepa Mehta’s Leila  and Sridevi’s last film Mom . In both his natural aptitudes  were strangulated by the monstrous marginalization that  has killed may promising careers. Would Adarsh discover the  success he  deserves after the author-backed central role  in Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger?  Adarsh would find it hard to  break through  into the  international  cinema with those culture-specific looks.But Bollywood should make a place for him.

3. Akshay Oberoi: From playing the sugary sweet lover-boy in Rajshri  Productions’ Issi Life Mein to turning into a vicious drug peddler  and pimp in the web series High, Akshay,  cousin of Vivek Oberoi, has discovered a mean streak in  his personality. He will now be seen as the antagonist in  Subhash Kapoor Madam Chief Minister. To see the  angelic loverboy turn  into this  leery lout, wonder what Sooraj Barjatya would say!

4. Siddhant Chaturvedi: He  made a big impact as the rapper Sher Singh im Gully Boy. What happened to  Chaturvedi after that? Industry folks tell me  this promising newcomer was acting too  high and pricey after Gully Boy and was letting Karan  Johar take all his career decisions. Would Shakun Batra’s  untitled film with Deepika Padukone turn the tide for Chaturvedi?

5. Amit Sadh: For a decade now Amit has been struggling to get out of the shadows. He has told me of the horrific humiliations he has  suffered in this industry. But  now the worst  is behind Amit. He is  all set  to strike out this year with his portrayal  of Major Deependra Singh Senger  in Zid. Just goes to  show, you can’t keep talent down for too long.

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