TV stars who got a break in B-Town
Siddharth Shukla of 'Balika Vadhu' fame got lucky when he signed a three-film deal with Karan Johar. We look at other TV actors who are set to make their big screen debuts
After doing some notable commercials, model Sana Khan was seen participating in the last season of Bigg Boss. The actress who will be seen in Salman Khan’s upcoming film claims that she was offered the film by the actor while still in the house but was not allowed to speak about it.
After doing several commercials and television shows like Remix and Kucch Toh Log Kahenge, Karan Wahi also hosted several shows. The latest we hear is that he has been penciled in for a Yashraj production to play a role opposite Parineeti Chopra. Directed by Habib Faisal, the film will also star Aditya Roy Kapur and veteran actor Anupam Kher. The movie is expected to hit the floors in May this year.
Literally worshipped by his fans for his portrayal of Lord Shiva in a mythological, this handsome actor has apparently bagged a Bollywood project. The film is said to be produced by Eros Entertainment. The Kashmiri actor is tight-lipped about his big screen appearance though. Now the million dollar question remains: will he quit the show that got him all the accolades for the lure of the big screen?
After playing the immensely popular Arnav Singh Raizaada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Barun called it quits overnight. It was probably the first show that preferred to down curtains instead of replacing the errant actor. Barun will soon be seen in a film where he plays a wannabe actor who worships actor Salman Khan.
After doing a couple of television shows like Kahani Chandrakanta ki and Adaalat, Santosh Shukla was seen in the last season of Bigg Boss. He was approached for Salman’s film as soon as he left the house. He claims that he fit the bill of a stylish villain that they were on the lookout for. We also hear that he is in talks with other filmmakers like Tigmanshu Dhulia.
After playing the lead role in Balika Vadhu, actress Pratyusha Banerjee left the show mid-way citing health problems. It was later reported that she had quit the show as she was offered Vikram Bhatt’s next film and she wanted to concentrate on her film career. But nothing materialised and she appeared in Bigg Boss. Post her stint on the reality show, Pratyusha Banerjee has now signed a Bengali film which she will start shooting for in February. She claims the makers approached her for the role after seeing her in Balika Vadhu. Now, that’s what we call coming a full circle.
Others who made the switch:
>> Karan Kundra--Horror story
>> Eijaz Khan--Lucky Kabootar
>> Sushant Singh Rajput--Kai Po Che
>> Ayushmann Khurrana--Vicky Donor
>> Manish Paul –Mickey Virus
>> Aamna Sharif--Aloo Chat
>> Rajeev Khandelwal--Aamir
>> Prachi Desai--Rock On