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Just Who Are Our Top Actresses Romancing?

August 12, 2014 08:38 IST

Just Who Are Our Top Actresses Romancing?



Here's introducing a whole new batch of actors.

Bollywood's biggest stars are making way for newcomers and lesser known actors to take centrestage and romance leading actresses.

So we have top actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu opposite men we barely know.

Just who are these men? We take a look.

Fawad Afzal Khan, Khubsoorat

Sonam Kapoor is paired opposite Fawad Khan, 33, in Khubsoorat. Fawad is a Pakistani singer, model and actor.

He was born in Lahore but spent his early childhood in Greece, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

He returned to Pakistan when he was 12 years old. At the age of 13, he began appearing in advertisements.

His first comedy serial was Jutt and Bond, in 2000. The serial Dastaan, in 2010, made him very popular.

Fawad has acted in two films, Khuda Kay Liye and Armaan.

He was also lead singer in the Pakistani rock band Entity Paradigm, having learnt to play guitar and drums at the age of 20. His first album Irtiqa released in 2003. In 2007, Fawad Khan left the band.

He is married to Sadaf and has a son named Ayaan.

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Image: Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat


Darshan Kumar, Mary Kom

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Delhi-based Darshan Kumar always wanted to be an actor.

He moved to Mumbai when he was 24 and joined Neena Gupta’s theatre group Sahej.

He later moved to Motley Productions where he learnt a lot about acting from the versatile Naseeruddin Shah.

Darshan’s first film NH10 stars Anushka Sharma. It is scheduled to release in February 2015.

But before that, he will play Priyanka Chopra's supporting husband in Mary Kom.

Image: Darshan Kumar and Priyanka Chopra in Mary Kom

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Neil Bhoopalam, NH10

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Neil Bhoopalam, 25, is a theatre actor.

His Bollywood career started in 2009 with the film Fatso! and Mera Dil Leke Dekkho.

He got his big break in No One Killed Jessica. Then came Shaitan and David.

His claim to fame, though, is Anil Kapoor’s television series 24, where he played a pivotal character.

Neil will be seen romancing Anushka Sharma in NH10, an action thriller where the two lead actors go on a road trip that goes awry.


Image: Neil Bhoopalam and Anushka Sharma in NH10

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Imran Abbas Naqvi, Creature 3D

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Imran Abbas Naqvi, 32, is a Pakistani actor and model.

He started his acting career with the television series Umrao Jaan in 2003 at the age of 21.

He has acted in 27 serials and telefilms.

In 2013, Naqvi played the main lead in the Pakistani film Anjuman, with Sara Loren.

In Vikram Bhatt's Creature 3D, his leading lady is Bipasha Basu.

He will be seen in two more Hindi films, Funalu and Raqs.

Image: Imran Abbas Naqvi and Bipasha Basu in Creature 3D


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Jisshu Sengupta, Mardaani

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Jisshu Sengupta, 37, is a popular Bengali film actor.

His real name is Biswaroop Sengupta. He is the son of Bengali actor Ujjwal Sengupta. His sister, Satarupa (Rai) Sengupta, is the lead singer in the Bengali band, Sahar.

Jisshu was a cricketer, who represented Bengal in sub junior games but he preferred to make a career in the Bengali film industry.

He got his first break playing the lead in the mega serial Mahaprabhu.

Jisshu has worked with Shyam Benegal in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, and Rituparno Ghosh in The Last Lear, Shob Charitro Kalponik, and Abohoman. He also acted in Gautam Ghose’s Abar Aranye.

In June 2011, he appeared in the Bengali television serial Aparajito, produced by his own company, Blue Water Pictures.

He is hosting the musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Gane Gane Tomar Mone.

Jisshu married Bengali actress Nilanjana Sharma in 2004.

He plays Rani Mukerji’s husband in Pradeep Sarkar’s forthcoming film, Mardaani.


Image: Jisshu Sengupta (extreme left) and Rani Mukerji in Mardaani

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