By Hindustan Times
While there were quite a few debutant movies last year, 2013 looks even more promising with the young brigade. Here we list some of the celeb kids set to make their debut in 2013.
1. Tiger Shroff
Jackie Shroff’s son, 21-year-old Tiger, probably has the maximum hype built up around his debut film. His dad, Jackie, made his debut with Subhash Ghai’s Hero; Tiger is all set to be launched with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, which will be directed by Sabbir Khan. This young boy has been in the news for working out with actor Aamir Khan, who is also apparently grooming him and overseeing his entry into Bollywood.
2. Athiya Shetty
Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya is now ready to face the camera. Apparently, the girl is likely to be launched opposite newcomer Armaan Jain (Kareena Kapoor’s cousin) under Saif Ali Khan Productions.
3. Junaid Khan
Aamir Khan’s elder son, Junaid, who’s still studying, may not be facing the camera immediately, but he will be assisting director Raju Hirani on P.K., which has his father in the lead. In fact, Aamir had told us that the final choice to follow his dream lies with Junaid, but as a father he has advised him to learn more about filmmaking by becoming an assistant director.
4. Karan Deol
He’s a Deol, so he has two generations of acting genes in his constitution — grandfather Dharmendra and dad Sunny Deol (also uncles Bobby Deol and Abhay Deol and aunt Esha Deol). Sunny Deol has apparently already started grooming his elder son. For starters, Karan has been roped in as assistant director to Sangeeth Sivan for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. His dad will also launch him in an action film this year.
5. Armaan Jain
Armaan Jain belongs to the first family of the film industry. His mother is Raj Kapoor’s daughter, Reema Jain, and his cousins are the illustrious Ranbir, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor. And reportedly, Armaan will be launched under brother-in-law Saif Ali Khan’s banner, Saif Ali Khan Productions. He even assisted director Shakun Batra on the Kareena Kapoor-Imran Khan starrer Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012).
6. Siddhanth Kapoor
He was initially supposed to be launched by Salman Khan and then Sanjay Dutt. But finally, Shakti Kapoor’s son, Siddhanth, will now be seen sharing screen space with John Abraham and Anil Kapoor in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala. Siddhanth, who is also a DJ, will be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s next, Ugly, as well.
7. Harshwardhan Kapoor
His dad is Anil Kapoor and his sister is the ultra-glamourous Sonam Kapoor. Yes, lots of pressure. This lad will star in his first film, Coming Home, which is a short movie directed by Steven Roy Thomas. And his co-star in the movie will be Katrina Kaif’s younger sister, Isabel. If we’re to go by reports, Harshwardhan has said that this movie is not his or Isabel’s launch vehicle. Meanwhile, Harshwardhan is also assisting director Anurag Kashyap on his next, the Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma starrer Bombay Velvet.
8. Sasha Agha
Remember actor Salma Agha (of Heena fame)? Now, her daughter, who is all of 19 years old, is Yash Raj Films’ latest find. Sasha is all set to make her Bollywood debut with YRF’s Aurangzeb. The actor, who is paired opposite Arjun Kapoor, is already being termed ‘hot property’ in the industry.
9. Sara Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan’s elder daughter Sara, who is apparently off to London next year to study, may in all likelihood be part of the entertainment world. Reportedly, after several public appearances, she’s being noticed by filmmakers and could possibly make her acting debut too.
10. Jhanvi Kapoor
Though reports suggest that Sridevi’s elder daughter Jhanvi may be off to study abroad next year, rumours are abuzz that she may follow her mother’s footsteps into Bollywood.