The Godfather in B Town in the form of parents and uncles do play their part in launching their children in different Bollywood movies. You have successful examples like Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor or Kareena Kapoor, however, in the very same film industry, you have certain actors who are self made. They have entered in their stardom with their diligence and efforts and not via any mama or chacha connection. It was completely opportunity, sheer talent, destiny, which helped them to reach out at the top. Let’s check the top ten self made Bollywood actors as under:
1). Shah Rukh Khan
Undoubtedly SRK is among the mighty stars of Bollywood. However, his start in Bollywood industry started with lots of struggle and pain. Having no godfather supporting him for any role in Bollywood, he started his career working with different TV serials produced for the only one channel those days- The Doordarshan. He was seen in serials like Fauji, Circus and Dusra Kewal. Finally he got his break in the B Town movie and rest is history as you all know.
2). Vidya Balan
Vidya was born and brought up in a south Indian family in Mumbai but she had no connections with Bollywood. However, with some opportunity for modeling she then appeared in several TV commercial ads and TV serials. He career in movie is nothing but a jinx, which came and went away when she was abruptly dropped in a number of movies in the south. With countless auditions for different movies, she was finally selected for the lead cast of Parineeta since Vidhu Vinod Chopra got instantly convinced with her looks to the movie character.
3). Akshay Kumar
This handsome hunk is from Punjab who enjoys a perfect stable career in B Town. However, he comes with no cinema background, his father was a government servant, while he was even seen working in Bangkok as a waiter. On returning to Bombay, he being a trained martial art expert started teaching the same to students. Finally on the suggestion of his student he tired his luck in modeling, which gave him a break in this glam world leading to a role in Bollywood movies. Since then it was not looking back.
4). Kangna Ranut
She comes from hills where there was no connection to the glam world or B Town. Having her origin from one of the non filmy family, Kangana had to face loads of reluctance from her family to enter this world once she expressed her desire to be a Bollywood actress. However, she stood by her decision and went to Mumbai wherein she was spotted by Anurag Basu in a Coffee Shop when he decided to make a movie Gangster with her. She is now known to be among the gorgeous girls of B Town having the most incredible screen presence.
5). John Abraham
John has entered Mumbai doing his MBA to work in some corporate jobs, however, while working with an ad agency as media planner, he somehow got the offer of modeling, which made him entered in this domain. In fact, it was his looks only, which helped him, walk over the ramps who even won the male beauty pageant. This led him to the movie world, giving him several hit movies. His journey as a media planner to modeling and finally to B town actor wasn’t that easy, which he carved on his own without having any godfather.
6). Anuskha Sharma
She comes from an army background family, hailing from Bangalore. Though in her earlier career stage she wanted to be a model but later tried her luck in acting as well. Soon after establishing her niche as a successful actress, she was noticed by the filmmakers and finally got auditioned for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which gave him a successful start. Now she enjoys her superstardom, which is her own creation.
7). Arjum Rampal
A majority of models are bad in acting; similar is the story for supermodels. However, Arjum Rampal who was an ace model and has been in this world for around a decade was seen breaking this myth. Rohit Bal was for whom he did a couple of assignments. However, once he entered the B Town, he was known to do some of the best roles, he was even seen winning the Filmfare award for Rock On best supporting actor.
8). Preity Zinta
Another army girl is Preity Zinta who did her criminal psychology before she entered this world. She was seen trying her luck in modeling, which eventually gave her a couple of TV ads. Shekhar Kapur was the man who noticed her first and brought her for an audition leading her the role in Dil Se from Mani Ratnam.
9). Ranveer Singh
Hs had no film background though he wanted to do acting but really didn’t know how to enter this world. Even though he was seen taking up acting classes he also tried his luck in copywriting in one of the ad agency and assisted in several ad movies to director Shaad Ali. It was pure luck, Aditya Chopra recognized him for his movie Band Baaja Baarat, which made his acting dream come true.
10). Deepika Padukone
She comes from sports background, while she played badminton and wanted to tread her father’s path. However, when she entered in her youth age, she simply chose the movies. She even won the state badminton championship; however, with a chance in modeling owing to her height, she got the chance to work in a Kannada movie with Aishwarya Rai before she got the chance to work with Om Shanti Om.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to make a film on Taimur Ali Khan
Taimur Ali Khan was born around two years ago, and his name has been in the debate with many fringe groups calling it to be an anti-Indian name. In fact, the Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Son Taimur has always made headlines in the media. So, whenever the kid goes, the media simply follows. And his popularity showcases no boundary. He is the youngest star kid to enjoy huge media attention. In fact, the kiddo even understands that paparazzi thing and responds the way that makes pleased. In terms of rate card of the star kid list, Taimur ranks on the top. His mother and others informed about the same.
At Karan Johar’s show called Koffee With Karan, Kareena and his father along with Saif Ali Khan shared the rate card of the kid stating that the photo of the kiddo was sold at INR 1500. It talks a lot about it. So, with loads of buzz around, the popular filmmaker called Madhur Bhandarkar had an idea about making a film on Taimur Ali Khan. After getting the clearance from Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, he has now registered the name as Taimur. So, one can imagine the intention of the filmmaker as he seems to have the plan to make a movie on a kid.
We know Bhandarkar as a realistic filmmaker who finds out real-time issues to make a film. Taimur Ali Khan seemed a potential star kid and can entertain the audience in a big way. Well, he has his birthday on 20th December when he is turning second this year. On his Big Day, her parents have planned a birthday in South Africa. And we know Taimur Ali Khan’s parents have thrown a pre-birthday party for his family and friends in Mumbai. It was attended by all his relatives and close friends and their photos in the social media have gone viral. Stay tuned to know more about the film and others.
Raj Kapoor’s 94th Birthday- 5 interesting facts to check on this Big Day
Needless to say that the history of B Town cannot be complete without mentioning the yesteryear director Raj Kapoor. He was born on this day way back in 1994 and was the eldest son of the Kapoor’s family. His father Prithviraj Kapoor was the pioneer of Indian Cinema and Theatres. Raj Kapoor was born and brought up in this environment that led acting in his blood. He carried forward the legacy of forward taking his career in the film industry to new heights. This eventually gave the industry something new and interesting that anyone in the Hindi Cinema could just wish for. His films with a simple story with a socialist touch having soothing songs and dance move all across the world giving him a fanbase all over the globe. He is certainly among the biggest showman of B Town. Thanks to his knack of creating robust visual sense and quality par excellent. At his big day, when his fans celebrate his 94th Birthday, it would be interesting to unleash some of his interesting facts, have a look:
1). Global Recognition – When it comes to global recognition, the director Satyajit Ray is not the lone maker. In fact, Raj Kapoor has been nominated for the prestigious award platforms of the world in Europe for his movies like Awaara and Boot Polish way back in the early fifties.
2). One man many titles – The actor, director Raj Kapoor was the man with several titles. One key title given to him was “the Clark Gable of the Hindi Cinema”. This was only as he remained the top performers at the box office in the history of Bollywood.
3). Greatest Performance spotted by Time magazine – The world reputed and a known magazine called Time has rated RK’s performance in his film Awaara among the top 10 greatest performances in the world of all time.
4). Brought out new talents – He gave Hindi Cinema new talents thus bringing out the music directors Shankar-Jaikishan along with the known lyricists Hasrat Jaipuri along with Shailendra into Bollywood.
5). Started Young – He entered into the B Town long back in 1935 working as a child artist in the movie Inquilab when he was barely 10 years old.
A Big Salute to the greatest directors of Indian Cinema. We wish his family a very happy and prosperous day.
Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar unite in Amar Kaushik’s next movie Bala
For Ayushmann Khurrana, films in Bollywood come in different taste and style. He has given movies with unique and interesting issues, which are even counted among the taboo topics. Interestingly, he has done a few movies of this sort with Bhumi Pednekar as well. These include movies like Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the previous year film called Shubh Mangal Savdhan. The former dealt with a love, hate and love kind of movie amidst the rural setup of Haridwar, while the latter had the issue of Erectile Dysfunction, which is a tough topic to deal in Indian films.
But for Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, it helped them to get success and recognition as well to handle issues like to prove their worth over the silver screen. Once again we hear the reports suggesting that the actors have come together to share the screen with the film directed by the Stree fame director called Amar Kaushik. This will be their first time to work with Amar, while for the two it is their third venture together. Amar Kaushik has confirmed this news in a statement given to the media stating the name of the film, which is titled as Bala. His statement read that this film will be a fun to watch with content again dealing with some real-time issues.
The film deals with a story of a man who is bald played by Ayushmann Khurrana while the women in it would be played by the lady who is of dark complextion and is seen often combating with the situation. The film will be produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner Maddock Films. The film will give Khurrana to play the prosthetic role as well. We know Dinesh had worked with Amar with the Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer movie called Stree. The film will hit the floors next march and would be hitting the screens this September. Khurrana has given two films one after the other called Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. He is also doing the other film Dream Girl with Nushrat Bharucha. And Bhumi is doing a film called Sonchiriya with Sushant Singh Rajput.