Bollywood is an established industry and introduces many fresh faces every year. People from all over the world try their luck in the industry but fewer of them manage to get safe seat due to tough competition. From Pakistan, many artists have worked in Bollywood, some went unnoticed and some were warmly welcomed by the Indian public. Artists like Zeba Bakhtyar, Salma Agha, Javed Sheikh, Meera, Moammar Rana, Veena Malik, Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan, Humaima Malick, Meekal Zulfiqar, Hamayun Saeed, Sara Loren, Meesha Shafi etc stepped into the B-town and some of them are still even appreciated by the masses.
Well, we will be discussing the actresses who debuted in Bollywood this year.
The gorgeous Mahira Khan who already impressed us in serials Humsafar, Sadqay Tumharay and films like Bin Roye and Ho Mann Jahan, successfully appeared in much anticipated action movie Raees this year and was paired opposite the super-dooper star of Bollywood “Shahrukh Khan”. She was seen in the role of Asiya, wife of the protagonist Raees (played by Shahrukh). She was good in her role yet there was not much scope of Asiya in the film other than dancing in the songs. The film is one of the highest grossing films of 2017 but the actress got mixed response from critics and as well as from the public but undoubtedly, the film was a turning point of her career.
The talented superstar of the present time Saba Qamar debuted in May 2017 with Comedy Social Drama film Hindi Medium. She was starred along none other than “Irfan Khan” and the movie got outstanding response from the masses and entered 100 crore club list soon after its release. Saba’s role was finely written and her portrayal as funny insecure mother Mita Batra (wife of Irfan Khan) is absolutely phenomenal. She was appreciated by the public and was highly praised by the critics for her excellent comic timing and accurate dialogue delivery. It was sheer delight to see her on big screen after Lahore se Agey.
The cute and innocent faced actress Madiha Imam was introduced in B-town through a drama movie Dear Maya. She shared screen with veteran Bollywood actress “Manisha Koirala” and a newcomer “Shreya Chaudhary”. She was seen as young teenage school girl Anna. Anna is shy yet naughty and caring girl who loves to add thrill to every moment. The film was highly anticipated as it marked the comeback of Manisha Koirala after five years but unfortunately the film flopped at the box office and Madiha Imam went unnoticed.
The young, super cute actress Sajal Aly who does not need any introduction debuted in July 2017 with Drama Thriller Movie Mom. She was starred alongside the superstar of Indian Cinema “Sridevi” and another Pakistani Actor “Adnan Siddiqui”. The film being the 300th film of Sridevi and her comeback movie as well was already much awaited. Sajal played an 18-year-old rape survivor in the film and delivered nail biting performance. From character development to expression making, she excelled in her each element. She got unanimous praise from the critics and was loved by the audience, even the audience compared her features with Kareena Kapoor Khan. The film was a hit at box office.
Well, lets see who will be next Pakistani starlet to join Bollywood. Any guesses?