The Newsmakers of 2013

  • Angelina Jolie: As a preventive measure against breast cancer, Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy.

  • Chennai Express: One of the most talked about films of the year, it was the first entrant to the enviable Rs 200 crore-club.

  • Ranveer Singh: Subtle, nuanced and powerful, Ranveer Singh’s performance in the Vikramaditya Motwane film came as a revelation.

  • Priyanka Chopra had a lot on her plate this year - starring in 200 crore-club Krrish 3, voicing Ishaani in Hollywood film Plane.

  • Thank you Kapil for giving us our night-time funnies which are not vulgar, not clichéd and not forced.

  • Overcoming the controversies that came his way, Yo Yo Honey Singh's chart toppers have ensured his presence is taken seriously.

  • Gravity With its sense of documentary realism, Gravity changed the way we looked at sci-fi dramas in Hollywood,

  • Deepika Padukone worked in the right films, gave stupendous performances and four of her films were back-to-back hits.

  • This year, movie sequels were big. Be it dhoom 3, or Krrish 3, these were the movies that really made the big bucks at the BO.

  • Farhan Akhtar's performance as Milkha Singh was full-bodied, uninhibited and opened gateway for biopics on sports personalities.

  • With 24 Anil Kapoor ushered in tight scripts, controlled melodrama, and an a-lister star cast.

  • Indie Films: Whether it was the sensitive Lunchbox, the brave Shahid, the gutsy BA Pass.

  • One of the most promising debuts of the year is Sushant Singh Rajput.