Like Father! Like Son!! Someone has so aptly said. Although we can’t say it with so much of assurance about others but yes when it comes to actors, in 99% cases, son follows the footsteps of his father. It is so very prominent in Bollywood that we don’t have to give examples also. Although as compared to Bollywood, the trend is less followed in Ballewood for which one of the main reasons could be number of actors. Yes, there have been fewer popular actors in Ballewood as compared to Bollywood. So lets take a round….
Veerendra Singh, one of the most popular actors of Ballewood at one time and cousin of Bollywood legend ‘Dharmendra’, would perhaps, have been having a flourishing career even today had he not been gunned down by terrorists. And now after almost one-and-a-half decade of his untimely death, his son is going to follow his footsteps. Not only is he going to be the man behind the film but also, he’ll be the main lead too. Yes we’re talking about Veerendra’s son Randeep Arya who is going to make a movie based on his father’s life and is going to play his father. People who’ve seen him say that that he’s replica of his father. Would that make things easy for him..? Well, lets hope!! Randeep Arya says that he’s done modeling for 3 years abroad and before moving there he stayed in Mumbai with Abhay Deol. Having an Uncle like Dharmendra, cousins like Sunny, Bobby, Abhay… no doubt Randeep doesn’t have to try too hard….but as of now, lets wait ‘n watch.
Gurdas Mann and Manjeet Mann have been in the film industry for a long time now…and few years back with the film ‘Sukhmani’ starring Gurdas Mann ‘n Juhi Chawla, Manjeet showcased her directorial talent too. And now everyone’s awaiting their son Gurikk Mann’s arrival who’s done his schooling from YPS and
(Gurdas Maan with son – Gurik Maan)
Veteran Comedian Jaspal Bhatti had dream of launching his son Jasraj Bhatti in Ballewood and before dying, he fulfilled it too with ‘Power Cut’ but unfortunately he could not be there at the time of release of the movie. Now his son is not just an actor but one-film old Jasjit Bhatti is all set to direct a movie called ‘Paaji In Trouble’, the script and screenplay of which was written by Late Jaspal Bhatti and the cast include Surillie Gauta, his mother Savita Bhatti, Gurpreet Ghuggi, B.N. Sharma along with others. We wish this brave guy all the very best who has taken the responsibility of carrying his father’s legacy ahead, at such a young age.
Legendary Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans who is known for his unforgettable sufi songs has two sons named, Yuvraj and Navraj. Both are now following their father’s footsteps in the Punjabi music industry and also, at the same time, rising in the Punjabi film industry. Who doesn’t remember Yuvraj Hans‘s role in the super-hit movie – ‘Yaar Anmulle’ (2011) and his role in “Burraah” (2012) was also appreciated. Soon, he will be seen in another Punjabi film called, “Young Malang”. Talking about Navraj, he has also signed his debut movie called, ‘Marriage Da Garriage’ and the sources say, that he will also be lending his voice to one of the songs in this film.
(left: Navraj Hans; right: Yuvraj Hans)
Talking about todays’ star sons Veer Shergill(Jimmy Shergill’s son) and Ekomkar Singh Grewal (Gippy Grewal’s son), it would be too early to make any statement as they are too young. But to our surprise, popular Punjabi singer – Daler Mehendi’s son has also arrived in Filmi world. Gurdeip Mehndi, who made his debut in Bollywood movie, ‘Meri Shaadi Karaao’, could not really make his impression felt, however, who knows who knows he might do well in the next one.
So lets wish all the verrry best to these Sons of Starz!! Its just the beginning….lets hope to see more and more star sons joining Ballewood. Till then…. Wait ‘n watch!!