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By Joginder Tuteja
Last updated on: March 19, 2019 12:48 IST
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Say hello to Bollywood's hit brigade!

A new wave of actors in Bollywood are on the brink of major stardom.

No, we're not talking about Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor.

The gals we are talking about have only just found their feet, but they are already raking in the moolah.

Joginder Tuteja looks at Bollywood's latest rising stars.

Taapsee Pannu
Last hit: Badla
Last flop: Manmarziyaan
Coming films: Mission Mangal, Saand Ki Aankh

Taapsee has been around since 2013 but she's only getting her due now.

Even after delivering a major success in PINK and featuring in a quintessential masala entertainer Judwaa 2, Taapsee has had to constantly prove herself while working across different genres of films.

Mulk reaffirmed her stature as a credible actress and now, Badla's success has been a shot in the arm for her.

She will soon be seen in Akshay Kumar's ensemble Mission Mangal and Anurag Kashyap's Saand Ki Aankh.


Kriti Sanon
Last hit: Luka Chuppi
Last flop: Raabta
Coming films: Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4, Panipat

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kriti Sanon/Instagram

Though she suffered a debacle in Raabta, Kriti kept her head high and delivered a success in Bareilly Ki Barfi.

With critical acclaim and commercial success coming her way, she chose to wait before picking her next set of films.

Her decision paid off as Luka Chuppi has turned out to be a superhit.

Now she has three films lined up for release in quick succession: Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4 and Panipat.


Sara Ali Khan
Last hit: Simmba
Last flop: None
Coming film: Love Aaj Kal 2

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sara Ali Khan/Instagram

All eyes were on Sara when she made her debut with Kedarnath, and she made sure to deliver.

Kedarnath was a hit, and it was followed by a superhit in Simmba.

There is a lot of curiosity about her next film, Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal 2 opposite Kartik Aaryan.


Janhvi Kapoor
Last hit: Dhadak
Last flop: None
Coming films: Gunjan Saxena biopic, Takth

Photograph: Kind courtesy Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram

With her very first film, Janhvi announced that she was here to stay.

Dhadak performed well at the box office. Mentor Karan Johar has roped her in for his big budget multi-starrer Takth.

She will also take the realistic route with the biopic of Gunjan Saxena, one of the first lady pilots of the Indian Air Force.


Disha Patani
Last hit: Baaghi 2
Last flop: Kung Fu Yoga
Coming films: Bharat, Malang, Anees Bazmee's next

Photograph: Kind courtesy Disha Patani/Instagram

She stepped into Bollywood with a major success, MS Dhoni - The Untold Story.

She followed it up with a blockbuster in Baaghi 2.

Even though her Indo-China collaboration movie Kung Fu Yoga did not work, Disha is active on the endorsement circuit.

Her coming releases belong to various genres, and one waits to see different facets of Disha's acting talent.


Kriti Kharbanda
Last hit: Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana
Last flop: Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se
Coming films: Housefull 4, Pagalpanti

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kriti Kharbanda/Instagram

After making her debut down south, Kriti has gradually been making her mark in Bollywood.

Though she is yet to feature in a full fledged hit, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana turned out to be a fair success.

She will next be seen in ensemble multi-starrers, Housefull 4 and Pagalpanti.


Mouni Roy
Last hit: Gold
Last flop: None
Coming films: Romeo Akbar Walter, Made In China, Brahmastra

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mouni Roy/Instagram

Television actress Mouni Roy made her Bollywood debut with Gold last year.

She's got a spy thriller with John Abraham (Romeo Akbar Walter), a slice-of-life drama with Rajkummar Rao (Made In China) and a superhero film with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan (Brahmastra).

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