This year, Bollywood saw an influx of fresh, young talent make a mark. And it wasn’t just actors who ruled the roost. Fresh directors — debutants or one- or two-films-old — also won over the box-office with their latest offerings.
Abhishek Varman hit bull’s eye with 2 States; Sabbir Khan launched Tiger Shroff and raked in the moolah with Heropanti; Vikas Bahl’s Queen ran to full houses for weeks; and these are just some examples of what could only be termed as a good year for young directors."People are always looking for good content — whether it’s a new idea or a time-tested classic told with a fresh approach," says Sabbir, whose second venture was completely different from his directorial debut, the big-budgeted Kambakkht Ishq (2009), which failed to do well at the box-office. "This time, I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone, and Heropanti excited me as it reflected my generation. Every aspect of the film came easily to me," he says.