Pick your potential superstar!

Published: 31 October, 2011 08:26 IST | Divya Unny |

There are a slew of star children waiting in the wings to make a debut on the silver screen

There are a slew of star children waiting in the wings to make a debut on the silver screen

These star kids are all set to be introduced to the world under big banner projects. Read on...

Name: Arjun Kapoor
Film family: Son Of Boney Kapoor
Debut film: A Yash Raj production with Parineeti Chopra
Stepping stone:
He stepped into Bollywood when he was merely 20 as he assisted his father Boney Kapoor in their production company. He was also assistant director in films like Salaam-E-Ishq, No Entry, Wanted and Milenge Milenge. He was bitten by the acting bug soon. as he is now being touted as one of the hottest debutants in 2012. 

Name: Varun Dhawan
Film family: Son of David Dhawan
Debut film: Karan Johar's Student of the Year

Stepping stone: Coming from the Dhawan family, Varun has worked with Karan Johar in many films including assisting him in My Name is Khan. Not surprisingly, he will make his entry into Bollywood with Karan's next directorial that is already creating enough buzz. David's older son, Rohit has chosen to turn director and his first film 'Desi Boyz' will release later this year.

Name: Aalia Bhatt
Film family: Daughter of Mahesh Bhatt
Debut film: Student of the Year

Stepping stone: Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan's daughter, and Pooja Bhatt's half-sister Aalia always dreamt of an acting career. She too was spotted by none other than Karan Johar and will now star in his next film. Interestingly even before a single release, both Varun and Aalia have become fodder for gossip as they are apparently seeing each other.

Name: Ahana Deol
Film family: Daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini
Debut film: Shoojit Sarcar's directorial next

Stepping stone: Ahana clearly seems to be the hot favourite amongst filmmakers. She was inundated with offers from reputed directors like Aparna Sen and Vikramaditya Motwane, but for some reason the films never materialised. But Ahana who first wanted to turn fashion designer and then film director has finally zeroed in on Shoojit Sarcar's film, which is a romantic comedy.

Name: Rahul Bhatt
Film family: Son of Mahesh Bhatt
Debut film: Undecided

Stepping stone: Rahul's entry into the limelight wasn't a pleasant one. His name made headlines across media for his alleged links with terrorist David Headly. He even tried his luck with reality television. Last we heard that Bhatt Junior is writing a script on his interaction with the Lashkar-e-Taiba and his experience in the Headley case.

Name: Tiger Shroff
Film Family: Son of Jackie Shroff
Debut film: Undecided

Stepping stone: Rumours were rife about Subhash Ghai launching Tiger in the remake of his superhit film Hero which was father Jackie Shroff's debut film. Now buzz is that Aamir Khan wants to launch this star kid.

Name: Jhanvi Kapoor
Film family: Daughter of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
Debut film: Undecided

Stepping stone: Talks about Sridevi's daughter making her silver screen debut has been on since she was a child Apparently she was supposed to debut opposite Naga Chaitanya (superstar Nagarjuna's son) in a Telugu film. But Sridevi wants to wait till she grows up before her big break.

Name: Akshara Haasan
Film Family: Daughter of Sarika and Kamal Haasan
Debut film: Undecided

Stepping stone: After sister Shruti Hassan who is making waves down south, there is little doubt that Akshara will follow the family legacy as well.  She assisted directed Rahul Dholakia in a few projects and is now said to be getting quite a few offers from Bollywood and south films.

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