Forbes 30 under 30: Bollywood stars changing the rules
Forbes India recently released its '30 under 30' list. It celebrates the young minds who have contributed in shaping new India. In this list of influential minds, who are leaving a mark of their own, actors Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Mithila Palkar, and singer Jubin Nautiyal found a place, among others. According to Forbes, they believe "money and fame" are just by-products.
Bhumi Pednekar made an unforgettable debut with 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', and since then there has been no looking back. After working as an assistant casting director with YRF, Pednekar gave a stellar performance with her debut. In 2017, both her films 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan', won critical acclaim and turned out to be box office successes.
For his debut film 'Masaan', Vicky Kaushal got a flood of messages, the most special one was from Amitabh Bachchan. After delivering a splendid performance in 'Masaan', life changed for 29-year-old Kaushal, who was an engineer in his previous avatar. His formal dresses for office were replaced by meetings with filmmakers. He will be next seen opposite Alia Bhatt in Meghna Gulzar's 'Raazi'.
Stardom happened in an unexpected manner to 24-year-old Mithila Palkar. A video of her using cups to produce music, went viral, garnering 2.9 million views. After this, Palkar appeared in web-series, and her role of Meera in TV show 'Girl In The City', soon made her a favorite of millenials. She will be making her Bollywood debut in a film starring Irrfan Khan.
28-year-old Jubin Nautiyal always aspired to make it big in the world of music. He did it, when his version of 'Humma Humma' song for movie 'Ok Jaanu' garnered over 200 million views on YouTube. Jubin feels his song 'Kuch Toh Bata Zindagi' from 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was the most difficult to compose, as it spoke about a plethora of emotions.