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Over thirty actors making B-town debut

While the famous female actors in their 30s are fading away, others are busy making high-impact Bollywood debuts at that age.

bollywood Updated: Oct 14, 2011 00:18 IST

Hindustan Times

While the famous female actors in their 30s are fading away, others are busy making high-impact Bollywood debuts at that age.

Nargis Fakhri
Debut age: 31
Film: Rockstar, co-starring Ranbir Kapoor
Status: Awaited
Career graph: Born in New York, the half Pakistani-half Czech, Fakhri is raking in rave reviews for her looks in Rockstar, but her acting potential will come to test only when the film hits the screens next month.
Expert speak: It’s a dream debut for Fakhri, and now it’s up to her to take her stardom ahead.

Mahie Gill
Debut age: 33
Film: Dev D, co-starring Abhay Deol
Status: Hit
Career graph: Gill, 35, made her debut in showbiz at the age of 27, with Punjabi film, Hawayein. She made her Bollywood debut with a cameo appearance in Khoya Khoya Chand (2007), but her major break came with her first full-fledged role in Dev D (2009). The actor has since then established herself as an unconventional performer.
Expert speak: Though she is not a crowd-puller, she has made her mark as an actor. But she is yet to make it big with a mainstream commercial film.

Barbara Mori
Debut age: 32
Film: Kites, co-starring Hrithik Roshan
Status: Flop
Career graph: She made quite a few heads turn with her coveted looks, but the film’s weak storyline didn’t help Mori to secure her place in Bollywood.
Expert speak: She fitted the bill perfectly in Kites. However, coming back to Bollywood, in her case, is quite doubtful. A role would have to
be specifically written around her for that.

Poorna Jagannathan
Debut age: 38
Film: Delhi Belly, co-starring Imran Khan
Status: Hit
Career graph: American actor of Indian origin, she etched herself onto audiences minds with her power packed role as a journalist, but has faded into oblivion after the stupendous hit.
Expert speak: The movie had many popular names such as Aamir Khan and his actor nephew Imran Khan, and despite being a strong performer, this newcomer got completely overshadowed by those names.

Existing 30 plus actors awaiting revival

Sushmita Sen
Age: 35
After a string of duds, the former beauty queen-turned-actor, reportedly has no films in her kitty as of now.

Shilpa Shetty
Age: 36
Shetty’s movie career is on a self-confessed backseat. Her main focus, at present, is on her IPL cricket team.

Lara Dutta
Age: 33
Dutta hasn’t seen much success as a solo female actor. However, her stint in Don 2, could be a ray of light to her career.

Rani Mukerji
Age: 33
As of now, Mukerji is lost in oblivion. But she can take a U-turn with her next, Reema Kagti’s untitled project.

Preity Zinta
Age: 36
Zinta is surviving in the showbiz with her IPL cricket team and a chat show. Her next is her own production, Ishq in Paris.

First Published: Oct 13, 2011 18:11 IST

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