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By Joginder Tuteja
March 20, 2019 11:00 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 Ranveer Singh or Varun Dhawan.

The men 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 male stars.


Tiger Shroff
Last hit: Baaghi 2
Last flop: Munna Michael
Coming films: Student Of The Year 2, the Hrithik-Tiger starrer, Baaghi 3

Photograph: Kind courtesy Tiger Shroff/Instagram

Tiger started his career with back-to-back successes -- Heropanti and Baaghi.

But flops like A Flying Jatt and Munna Michael set him back a bit.

He bounced back in a major way with Baaghi 2, which took a smashing start and became a blockbuster.

The actor has an interesting 2019 coming up, with Student Of The Year 2 and the actioner with Hrithik Roshan.


Kartik Aaryan
Last hit: Luka Chuppi
Last flop: Guest Iin London
Coming films: Pati Patni Aur Woh, Love Aaj Kal 2, Anees Bazmee's next

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kartik Aaryan/Instagram

From being the 'monologue-waala hero' to rising star, Kartik has come a long way.

While he did well in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety made him a household name.

Now, he has delivered yet another success in Luka Chuppi.

The actor is set for an eventful 2020, with a steady line-up of releases.


Ayushmann Khurranna
Last hit: Badhaai Ho
Last flop: Meri Pyaari Bindu
Coming films: Dream Girl, Bala, Article 15

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ayushmann Khurrana/Instagram

His choice of films make Ayushmann Khurranna the man of the moment.

His career mostly has hits, with a sprinkling of flops like Meri Pyaari Bindu in recent times.

He has delivered four back-to-back successes -- Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Badhaai Ho and Andhadhun, an awesome achievement.

But he isn't resting on his laurels yet. He's currently juggling his dates between Dream Girl, Bala and Article 15.


Rajkummar Rao
Last hit: Stree
Last flop: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Coming films: Mental Hai Kya, Made In China

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rajkummar Rao/Instagram

After featuring in dozens of films, the time has come for Rajkummar to taste success in commercial cinema as well.

His supporting role in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga may not have worked, but his leading role in the blockbuster Stree worked wonders for him.

His coming releases like Mental Hai Kya and Made In China sound interesting. Let's see if he scores higher.


Vicky Kaushal
Last hit: Uri: The Surgical Strike
Last flop: Manmarziyaan
Coming films: An untitled horror film, Takhth

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal/Instagram

After supporting roles in Sanju and Raazi, Vicky took up the lead role in Uri: The Surgical Strike. It is the year's biggest blockbuster so far.

It's opened up doors for him, and let's hope Vicky's future movie choices are as sparky.

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