They are hot, they have a backing and they can deliver the goods. Often branded as the spoilt brats of the yesteryear superstars, they have come a long way on their terms, proving the fans and the critics that it takes talent to reach the top. While some of them could not withstand the pressure. The rest have risen above all odds to become the stars of the Nextgen.
We bring to you the Star Kids of Bollywood who broke the cliché to become their own brand!
The hunk of Bollywood and a superstar, Hrithik is the son of yesteryears actor Rakesh Roshan. He was launched with great pomp and style in the film Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai, that went went on to become a blockbuster of the decade. Hrithik continued to be on top with exceptional acting, body and looks. Hrithik flaunts severe woman following. A winner of many awards, Hrithik is also known for his superb dancing skills.
The celebrity star son of none other than Megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not help much to this self-sustained young man who also happens to be the son of actress Jaya Bachchan. Abhishek had to really slog it out to where he stands today. The comparisons made often with his dad were broken and he showed that he has his own style of acting. His acting in films like Yuva, Guru and Dhoom series fetched rave reviews and set a different brand for himself.
Son of Late Yash Chopra and brother of producer Aditya Chopra, Uday became popular with his role as Ali in Dhoom series. Constantly mocked at for his funny acting, Uday still holds credibility with film domain.
Being the daughter of Hema Malini never realy worked for her, but Esha tried hard enough. Known to have striking resemblances with her mother, Esha was everything but less of a talent required to set a rage.
He is known more as a star son of Jeetendra and less as an acting material, Tusshar however had few films that showed his potential that is yet to be tapped.
He comes from a family of creative talents – son of lyricist Javed Akhtar and a brother of noted director Zoya, Farhan started off as a technician before venturing into acting. Later, Farhan got instant recognition for his trademark unconventional skills and a unique husky voice. His performances in films like Rock On, Karthik Calling Karthik, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and most recently, Bhaag Milka Bhaag proved that Farhan is a superstar in his own right. A unique mixtue of actor and a star, Farhan is raring to go.
Son of yesteryear late actress Smita patil and actor Raj Babbar, Prateik comes with his own trademark personality. Unconventional looks, silent demeanour and potential for talent make this young man a cut apart.
The rage of the young India and superstar kid of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor arrived with a bang. Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Ranbir hails from the elite lineage of the Kapoors. He delivers in style, with his trademark acting skills that are not decipehered from the family. He has the heaviest fan following in India among all age groups. Some great performances in films like Wake Up Sid, Rocket Singh, Rockstar, Rajneeti and lately, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ranbir is set to rock Bollywood for days to come.
The noted daughter of PadmaBhushan and Veteran Kamal Haasan, Shruti did not see much happening for her in Bollywood. She is now the ruling queen of Tollywood and Kollywood but is set to arrive with some great roles in Hindi this year.
The nephew of Aamir Khan and a cute chocolate boy next door, Imran Khan comes with looks and talent. His films Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Delhi Belly show that Imran is capable of versatility.
Daughter of yesteryear actor Shotgun Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi is one of the front runners for the top league heroines. She proved herself with some immense acting skills in films like Dabanngg, Rowdy Rathore and R..Rajkumar. Sonakshi Sinha is now called the minimum guarantee actress by her directors.
A fashion queen who flaunts style effortlessly, Sonam Kapoor is the daughter of Anil Kapoor. She has come a long way and is still to go on with more films. Sonam’s skills in films like Delhi 6, Saawariya and Raanjhanaa were appreciated.
Son of Boney Kapoor and Late Mona Kapoor, Arjun is the current heartthrob of Bollywood. Films like Aurangazeb and Gunday proved that acting runs in his genes. Arjun is all set to strike in the upcoming film, 2 States.
Daughter of ace film maker Mahesh Bhatt, Alia already proved herself just after two films. Her incredible acting in Student of The Year and Highway fetched her applaud. She will star in 2 States alongside Arjun Kapoor.
Perhaps the toast of the season, Varun Dhawan is the son of David Dhawan, the noted director of Bollwyood The lad with looks and body who debuted with Karan Johar’s Student of The Year just struck gold at Box office with his latest film, Main Tera Hero. Varun is one of the promising talents of now and the future!