With less than a week left in 2022 to get over, I am only realizing that it has been such a fruitful year for our celebrities. Of course, the lines between different mediums have been massively blurred, but this has also paved the way for many TV actors to feature in films, and that only amazes me. Yes, what I am most happy about is that many TV actors like Parth Samthaan, Rubina Dilaik, and Shehnaaz Gill, who entertained us on the small screen, were either seen or will be seen on the big screen soon. In fact, there are 10 such actors who got this ticket to Bollywood and for me, it is hard to say who I was thrilled to or am more excited to see on the 70 mm.
Meet the 10 actors who got the big ticket to Bollywood this year:
1. Shehnaaz Gill
What I am most amazed and proud of is seeing how far Shehnaaz has come in this industry. I remember the chirpy girl from Bigg Boss 13 who managed to bag a film with Salman Khan. Yes, even though we will see her on the big screen in 2023, Shehnaaz has already shot for Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan this year, living her big Bollywood dream.
2. Shantanu Maheshwari
The very talented Shantanu Maheshwari ruled many hearts on Indian television and he received an equal amount of love when he starred in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Yes, we saw him opposite Alia Bhatt in the film and Shantanu was very impressive in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. Now I am waiting to see what he has in store for us in 2023 on the film front.
3. Rubina Dilaik
When I call Rubina the boss lady of Indian television, I truly mean it. In 2022, Rubina pushed the envelope in entertaining us, but it just wasn’t the tube she ruled, she even had a film released on Zee5 that was very impressive. Rubina was seen in Ardh and her performance was quite a treat to watch.
4. Parth Samthaan
2022 was amazing for Parth Samthaan, from starring in several music videos to returning with a new season of his iconic show Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, it was quite the time for Parth. But 2023 will be even bigger for he has a film called Ghudchadi with Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Dutt, and Khushalii Kumar. Honestly, I am very excited to see him on the celluloid.
5. Shraddha Arya
After being the favourite bahu and daughter on Indian television for a few years now, Shraddha Arya is all set to enthrall us in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Yes, going by certain media reports, the actress who we saw play Preeta in Kundali Bhagya will be seen in this Karan Johar directorial. I am legit waiting to learn more deets about her role in the film.
6. Arjun Bijlani
Professionally, this year was golden for Arjun Bijlani. He hosted several reality shows, Splitsvilla Season 14 being the biggest of them, and looks like this golden phase will continue for him in 2023 as well. Yes, Arjun will also be starring in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and I am very eager to know the role he plays. In fact, I guess that his and Shraddha’s characters might have some connection in the story.
7. Eisha Singh
Eisha had quite a good year both on TV and in films. While we saw her in Sirf Tum on TV, she even had a film called Middle-Class Love that was released. With 2022 being a busy year for Eisha, I hope 2023 is even busier for her.
8. Varun Sood
Reality show star Varun Sood has charmed many with his good looks and tall physique and bringing that charm from the small screen to the big one we saw Varun in Jug Jugg Jeeyo. And this was just the tip of the iceberg for him, as per certain reports, Varun will be starring opposite Ananya Panday in a film soon where he will be seen playing a gym trainer.
9. Ridhi Dogra
2022 was special for Ridhi Dogra for she was seen in the web show Pitchers Season 2, but you know what? 2023 is even greater for Ridhi has some big Bollywood releases. Firstly we will see her in Lakadbaggha, the film is currently doing rounds of film festivals, other than that she will also be seen in Salman Khan’s Tiger 3.
10. Siddharth Nigam
Siddharth Nigam has been the most loved child artist on television and he has grown up to be quite a handsome man. While Siddharth rules hearts on social media, we will see him on the big screen in Salman Khan’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. Other than this, he also has another film that he is shooting.
Well, I am loving how the industries are merging into one big family, and with so many of my favourites gearing up for the silverscreen gives me one more reason to look forward to 2023.