Lookouts in 2010

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A few of our favorites were missing in action for most of 2009. In fact many of them seemed to have shut themselves away from the big screen. It’s a good thing a new year and new decade has arrived which has bought with it a number of movies and some of our lost actors to the forefront again. And while some were around far too much, they will be seen in new avatars in 2010.

For starters, Hrithik Roshan fans have no fear. The actor is back with a bang this year. Last time you even got a glimpse of Roshan was in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance. This year you will see Roshan in two feature films: Kites and Guzaarish. While in the first he will be romancing Barbara Mori, in the latter, he will reunite with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Expectation soaring high from both films, will he deliver?

We saw too much of her last year; New York, Blue, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and finally De Dana Dan. Kaif is anything but tired obviously and while a viral flu has kept her away from the media limelight recently, she will be seen in the much awaited Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti and the already controversial Tees Mar Khan. It is Rajneeti which will see her in a completely new light though as she enacts a role which definitely emulates Sonia Gandhi as she sheds the skirts for cotton sarees.

In 2009, all we got from Abhay Deol was Dev D. And while the movie rocked, we really wished we saw more of him. In 2010, the actor will be seen in a couple of films including Aisha, Road and Basra.
The only Deol who actually puts in a thought or two into his acting, has a busy year ahead of him.

Prateik Babbar totally disappeared on us post his grand debut in 2008 with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. In fact, we forgot he even existed in 2009 which is rather sad after he showed much promise in his small but pivotal role in the Imran Khan starrer. This year however, he is ensuring you don’t forget him and has Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat, an untitled film with Rohan Sippy as well as My Friend Pinto all either ready or in the process of releasing in 2010.

And lastly, Sonam Kapoor who has had back-to-back flops in her kitty will be seen in 2010 in her own home production Aisha as well as I Hate Luv Storys. You definitely saw lots of her in 2009, except it was on the social circuit rather than on screen. One does hope she can take her stylish ways and execute them on screen too.

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