7. Anushka Sharma
Two years after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Anushka Sharma has come back with a vengeance, out to prove that Rab Ne wasn’t a fluke. Though she stumbled in Badmaash Company, her performance in Band Baaja Baaraat was a complete breath of fresh air. Borrowing from our very own Roshni Mulchandani’s statement in the BollySpice podcast, FilmiTalkies, what’s so great about Anushka is that she is unlike any of the other recent debuts (read: plastic dolls who cannot act), on-screen, she’s a complete natural, which is extremely refreshing.
Next steps: Now that Anushka’s three-film deal with Yash Raj Films is over, it’s time for her to branch out and work with people who may be able to tap her talent in different ways. She can definitely act, but needs to do something drastically different to prove that she’s versatile.