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It's the year of the debutant director!

Sajid Nadiadwala

Mumbai, Jan. 28 -- This year will see as many as 15 directors making their debut in Bollywood.

Among those who'll be seen donning the director's hat for the first time are producer Sajid Nadiadwala, actor Shekhar Suman, art director Omung Kumar and ad film-maker Vinil Mathew, among others.

Industry experts feel that this is a refreshing change. "We need a new crop of directors to bring in their creativity, zest and fresh ideas. And if big producers are trusting new directors, it means they are talented," says trade analyst Vikas Mohan.

Dogra, who was an assistant director for R Balki's Paa (2009), is making his directorial debut with Arbaaz Khan's next production, Dolly Ki Doli, which stars Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao.

While Sonam will reprise the role of a north Indian girl in the movie, Rajkummar will be playing a Jat boy. Shooting for the film will soon begin in Delhi.