Jun 11, 2009
Two newcomers open Bollywood innings this Friday
Jackky Bhagnani and Vaishali Desai come from families with film background. Though both admit that their lineage helped in getting the Bollywood break, they know that with their first film up for release it’s the audiences who will eventually size them up.
The long lull at theatres is going to end this Friday with Kal Kissne Dekha , a romantic film with doses of action, drama and suspense. The film is seen primarily as the launch of Jackky, the son of film’s producer Vashu Bhagnani , and Vaishali, the grandniece of the late filmmaker Manmohan Desai .
Since years, both Jackky and Vaishali have been separately steering towards realizing their Bollywood dream. When Jackky was a teenager, none could have thought that a chubby boy weighing 130kg would one day be the hero of a film. But Jackky defied all odds and burnt his fat in gymnasiums to whittle away a good 60 kg. Being a producer’s son can get you a break, but it doesn’t take away fat from one’s body.
Vaishali, on the other hand, has always been the gorgeous girl she is. She began modeling at the age of 16 and participated in Miss India contest in the year 2005. Not only did she win an award for the best smile but also qualified for Miss International contest, which she sadly couldn’t win because of an ill-timed eye infection.
Though she doesn’t claim to have many memories of her illustrious grand uncle (Manmohan Desai) she admits to being a fan of his films.
As ‘Kal Kissne Dekha’ is ready to release, both Jackky and Vaishali are feeling “nervous and excited”. Vaishali, who’s fiercely ambitious, has already been getting compliments from director Vivek Sharma, who called her a “one-take actor”. Jackky, on the other hand, has good wishes of many folks in the industry – from Sanjay Dutt to Kareena Kapoor .
Now, it’s up to the audiences to judge how much talent and potential the two newbies have got.