Ileana D'Cruz, Alia Bhatt had successful debuts. Will they make the second impact?

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 7:58am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The second release in some ways is more important than the first. The debut can be attributed to many factors (luck, big banner, or superstar hero) but it is with the second film that an actor really makes his/her mark. Here’s looking at one-film old actresses who are gearing up for their second release. Also, who is ahead in the game with more films, endorsements and big heroes. This will determine their position in the industry a few years down the line. Read on to find out who is leading the beauty pack...

Ileana D’Cruz

First film: Barfi

Released on: September 14, 2012

Second film: Ileana won a lot of awards for Barfi. But the film belonged to Ranbir Kapoor. And Priyanka also got rave reviews. For her second film she chose the comic caper Phata Poster Nikla Hero with Shahid Kapoor. The movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi didn’t work at the box-office and she is now relying on a Khan to do the trick for her. Meanwhile, she is a big name in the South and acting in many films there.

Other films in hand: Her forthcoming movies include Happy Endings with Saif Ali Khan, and Main Tera Hero with Varun Dhawan. Her big one is being considered by Sooraj Barjatya for his next opposite Salman Khan.

Nargis Fakhri

First film:  Rockstar

Released on: November 11, 2011

Second film: She has not done a second film as a heroine yet. She did a cameo in Madras Cafe which released on August 23, 2013. She didn’t even have a single dialogue in Hindi in the film! She has also done the item song Dhating Naach with Shahid Kapoor in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (September 2013). She is seen on many magazine covers and endorsing various products.

Other films in hand: Next on the cards is Main Tera Hero with Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz. Apart from that she also has the remake of Shaukeen opposite Akshay Kumar.

Tamannaah

First film:  Himmatwala

Released on: March 29, 2013

Second film: Tamannaah, who is a big name in the South made her Bollywood debut with Himmatwala, which bombed. She will try her luck in B-Town again with It’s Entertainment with Akshay Kumar. It is expected to release on May 1, 2014. Writer duo Sajid-Farhad make their directorial debut with the film. As for endorsements, she hasn’t yet caught the fancy of the ad world.

Other films in hand: She is part of Sajid Khan’s Humshakals.

Alia Bhatt

First film:  Student of the Year

Released on: October 19, 2012

Second film: Highway with Randeep Hooda directed by Imtiaz Ali will release on Februray 24, 2014.

Though Alia hasn’t had a release in 2013, the newbie has an enviable amount of endorsements. Early next year, she will face the box-office battle once again with Highway. Although her second film doesn’t star a big hero, the director is the star of this film.

Other films in hand: She will also be seen in 2 States with Arjun Kapoor, and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania opposite Varun Dhawan.

Yami Gautam

First film: Vicky Donor

Released on: April 20, 2012

Second film: Aman Ki Asha with Ali Zafar will be her second release. The movie directed by Eeshwar Nivas and written by Neeraj Pandey will release in January 2014. Aman Ki Asha is about a Pakistani rockstar and a Punjabi girl settled in London falling in love with each other. Like Alia, Yami too hasn’t had any release this year, but she has been endorsing various products.

Other films on hand: Yami, who is busy with multiple projects down South, will be seen in Prabhudheva’s Action Jackson that also features Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, and Manasvi Mamgai. She has as many as six brands in her kitty as well.


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