2012: A buzzy Bollywood year ahead

  • Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jan 01, 2012 01:26 IST
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    While Salman Khan would roar with Ek Tha Tiger in 2012, Hrithik Roshan will not be behind with his fiery Agneepath avatar. Action overdose? Then ...

  • Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik Roshan would step into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in the remake of Agneepath.

  • Rowdy Rathore

    Akshay Kumar would be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's action flick Rowdy Rathore.

  • Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

    For some romantic relief, Imran-Kareena will appear in romcom Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

  • Ek Tha Tiger

    Ex-lovers Salman and Katrina will reunite in Ek Tha Tiger.

  • Jannat 2

    Emraan Hashmi, Imran Zahid and Randeep Hooda will star in Jannat 2.

  • Prateik

    Prateik will romance British model Amy Jackson in the modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

  • Tere Naal Ishq Ho Gaya

    Lovebirds Genelia and Riteish would be back on silver screen with Tere Naal Ishq Ho Gaya.

  • Players

    Abbas Mustan's multi-starrer thriller Players will star Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bobby Deol.

  • Khiladi 786

    Akshay Kumar would be back as Khiladi in Khiladi 786.

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.
Yummy mummies ahead:

A look at actors who will deliver in 2012

Celina Jaitly
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.

Lara Dutta
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.

Shilpa Shetty
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.

Most anticipated films of 2012:

Trade analyst Atul Mohan picks three must watch films

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.

Debutantes to watch out for:
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh looks at most awaited debuts-

Arjun Kapoor
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.

Ileana D’Cruz
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.


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