Weddings, babies, big films and fresh faces, Bollywood has a lot to offer in 2012. Here is what to watch out for:
Bollywood Weddings in 2012
Presenting stars who are expected to tie the knot this year
Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor
The couple, that began dating in 2007, is set to marry in March, post the release of their film, Agent Vinod.
“Marriage will happen. But we are waiting for Agent Vinod to release first. Once it does, we’ll be able to lock a date,” Bebo had said recently.
Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza
They first met while shooting their debut film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, in 2003, and will tie the knot in February. The couple will reportedly have a four-day wedding affair, which will be attended by the who’s who from Bollywood and politics.
Vidya Balan-Siddharth Roy Kapur
Vidya is expected to marry beau Siddharth, the CEO of UTV, this year. They met on the sets of Vidya’s No One Killed Jessica last year, and kept their relationship under wraps, but pictures of them holidaying in Goa revealed the affair.
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Actor Celina Jailty, 30, married Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag in a hush hush ceremony in Austria in July 2011. In October 2011, she announced the news of her pregnancy on Twitter. The couple is expecting twins in April 2012.
Actor Lara Dutta, 33, who married tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi in February 2011, is expected to deliver their first baby in February 2012. Post her child’s birth, Lara plans to produce a film and also get back to work by May-June.
Actor Shilpa Shetty, 36, tied the knot with beau, British industrialist Raj Kundra in November 2009. Pregnant with their first child, she’s expected to deliver by mid of this year. She had announced her pregnancy on Twitter in December 2011.
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This remake of the 1990 Hindi film of the same name, will see actor Hrithik Roshan play the iconic role of Dinanath Chauhan, played by Amitabh Bachchan. This January 26 release, directed by Karan Malhotra, also stars actors Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt.
The Ghulam pair, Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji, will team up after a long gap in this supernatural thriller, a Reema Kagti direction. Kareena Kapoor, last seen with Khan in 3 Idiots, reportedly plays a sex worker while Rani plays a social worker, and Khan a cop in the June 1 release.
SRK-Kat Yashraj film
This yet to be titled film has been in news for bringing actors Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif together for the first time. Expected to go on floors in January, it will be directed by Yash Chopra, who last directed Veer Zaara in 2004.
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Filmmaker Boney Kapoor’s son, Arjun, 26, will make his foray in Bollywood with Aditya Chopra’s production, Ishaqzaade. Set to release in May 2012, the film will also star actor Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, Parineeti Chopra.
Fans will look forward to see what this well-established South star will bring to Bollywood with Anurag Basu’s Barfee, alongside actor Ranbir Kapoor. Ileana, 23, plays the narrator in the film, expected to release in July 2012.
Student of the Year team
Filmmaker David Dhawan’s son Varun (inset), filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia, and Siddharth Malhotra, will be seen in Student of the Year, which is co-produced by Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan.