Bollywood’s patakas and phuljharis: Humaima, Armaan, Isabel – the new faces of 2014https://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/bollywoods-patakas-and-phuljharis-humaima-armaan-isabel-the-new-faces-of-2014/

Bollywood’s patakas and phuljharis: Humaima, Armaan, Isabel – the new faces of 2014

This Diwali, we are celebrating the hottest Bollywood debutants that scorched the screen with their performances this year, and those that are yet to come.

This Diwali, we are celebrating the hottest Bollywood debutants that scorched the screen with their performances this year, and those that are yet to come.

Armaan Jain: Armaan Jain hails from one of the most influential families in Bollywood – Kapoor Khandaan. He is the grandson of Raj Kapoor - son of Reema Jain (Rishi and Randhir Kapoor's sister) and made his Bollywood debut in love story ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’. Though the film got a lot of attention and backing due to the Kapoor family's star power, unfortunately it did not do well. Better luck next time Armaan!

Humaima Malick: Pakistani model and actress Humaima shared screen place with B-Town hunk Emraan Hashmi in her debut film 'Raja Natwarlal'. Her role as bar dancer, Ziya and the film received mixed reviews. However, the Indian audience is familiar with the actress, due to her work in ‘Bol’ and ‘Ishq Khuda’.

Imraan Abbas: This Pakistani model and actor appeared on the silver screen romancing the beautiful Bipasha Basu in monster thriller flick, 'Creature 3D'. Not much has been said about his performance and the film failed to perform well. The actor was also supposed to act in Akshay Kumar's production, 'Boss', but for reasons unknown, his name was dropped from the film.

Mohit Marwah: Sonam and Arjun Kapoor's cousin, Mohit made his Bollywood debut earlier this year with Kabir Sadanand's 'Fugly', where he played the role of Dev. The youngster underwent a couple of extensive acting workshops to prepare for his role, which included body language, diction and speaking skills. However, it seems the hard work paid off, as Mohit was showered with praise for his performance in the film.

Vijender Singh: After making a fantastic career for himself in boxing, Vijender Singh played a boxer onscreen as well in his debut Bollywood flick, 'Fugly'. The film told the tale of four friends who experience a life-changing incident, in Jat-dominated Delhi.

Kiara Advani: Considered to be guided closesly by superstar Salman Khan, Kiara Advani played the hot tom-boy girl in a group of 4 friends in her debut film – ‘Fugly’ along with Vijendra Singh, Mohit Marwah and Arfi lamba. The actress’ performance as Devi got her mostly positive reviews.

Arfi Lamba: This young lad maybe new when it comes to portraying his acting skills onscreen, Arfi has been closely associated with cinema for a long time. He is the co-owner of Bombay Berlin Film Production and was a part of the award-winning film, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. He played the role of Aditya in his Bollywood debut film.

Sooraj Pancholi: Aditya Pancholi’s son made headlines with his connection to late model Jiah Khan. However, young boy kept his head down and continued to concentrate on making his grand onscreen debut. The makers of his upcoming film, ‘Hero’ recently released his first look from the film and boy is it hot! The Bollywood debutant looks fit and fab and is sure to have the ladies swooning.

Isabel Kaif: Katrina Kaif's baby sister, Isabel appeared in Salman Khan’s production, ‘Dr. Cabbie’, which also starred Vinay Virmani, and Kunal Nayyar among others. The film is said to have opened to a fantastic opening in Canada. Before films, Isabel studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in London.