Needless to say, the film was a huge hit among the masses back then for all the obvious reasons.
Ever since the glam launch of the trio, there has been no looking back for them in the industry. From working with top actors of the film industry to delivering versatile and power-packed performances, they have all carved their own paths with their choice of films and are bankable stars today.
As their superhit debut completes 8 years of its release today, here are some of the most memorable work of the actors.
Over the years, Alia has proved to be one of the most courageous actresses in B-Town – one who’s ready to take any challenge head-on. With every film she has done, Alia reminded the audience that she has no equal in
The actress started her journey as an immature and bubbly college girl in SOTY and with her very next film Highway, she showed that she can deliver a powerful and sensitive performance. Despite being the daughter of filmmaker and coming from a filmy background, it wasn’t a cakewalk for Alia as questions were raised whether she could do justice to a character like Veera in Highway. However, soon after the film released, she received immense appreciation from the entire film fraternity as well as the audience and instantly became a favourite.
In 2016, with Udta Punjab, Alia once again proved that she can seep inside the skin of her character effortlessly and that nothing can stop her from moving upwards. She essayed the role of a Bihari migrant worker who wanted to become a national-level hockey player, but instead gets herself embroiled in the drug-peddling business of Punjab.
Then came Raazi alongside actor Vicky Kaushal. Her performance in the film raised the bar not only for herself but also for her fellow actresses as she entered a completely different trajectory. Alia proved that she could carry the film on her shoulders as the lead character. In Raazi, Alia played the role of Sehmat Khan, an undercover RAW agent who marries into a Pakistani family for the sole purpose of protecting her nation from an impending threat. Indeed, it takes courage to choose such a film without glamour and typical Bollywood masala after having delivered a few commercial blockbusters. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that her choice of films proves she is an actress blessed with plenty of intelligence, who’s not afraid to experiment with her roles or films.
With Safeena from Gully Boy, Alia became the nation’s favourite girlfriend, who pushed her boyfriend Murad (played by Ranveer Singh) to achieve his dream of becoming a rapper.
Well, the show has just begun for Alia as she is all set to embrace a role different from everything she has done until now with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film
Born to ace filmmaker David Dhawan, Varun was hailed as the ‘newest chocolate boy of B-Town’ after he made his Bollywood debut. But not many are aware of the fact that he had previously worked as an assistant director to KJo on My Name Is Khan (2010). There has been no looking back for the actor ever since his debut and he has acted in several blockbuster films.
After SOTY, Varun played a typical Delhi boy in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, and not only did he win Alia Bhatt’s heart in the film as Humpty, but also that of the people watching him. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, it was only the second film for Varun, but it did impress the viewers and critics alike and was one of the super hit films of that year.
Shedding his much-loved chocolate boy image, Varun emerged as the angry, young man of Bollywood with Sriram Raghavan’s action thriller Badlapur. His role in Badlapur was a critically acclaimed one and it took everyone by surprise, especially those who were used to seeing him only in light-hearted romcoms.
Several cine-lovers left the theatres teary-eyed after watching Varun’s performance as Danish Walia aka Dan in Shoojit Sircar’s October. Unlike every other character that he had played, Dan was loved for his rather quiet, innocent and inquisitive nature.
With these different kinds of films, he proved that he could not only pull off romances but entertain the audience with comedy, action and even poignant roles as well.
Even though it was Sidharth’s first time as an actor in front of the camera in SOTY, he managed to win millions of hearts across the country as Abhimanyu Singh studying in one of India’s prestigious institutes. With a shy smile and innocence on his face, Sidharth managed to make a mark in the minds of the people with his charming personality and good looks and conveyed the message that he was here to stay.
Since his debut, Delhi boy Sidharth has evidently had an interesting career graph in the film industry where he came in as a rank newcomer with no filmy family backing.
He began his career as a model at the age of 18. However, unhappy with the profession, Siddharth went on to work as an assistant director to Karan Johar in the film My Name Is Khan. He then turned to the acting profession.
After SOTY and Hasee Toh Phasee, Sidharth bagged the role of Guru in Ek Villain opposite Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. The film proved to be a turning point in the actor’s career as it portrayed a completely different side of him. Ek Villain was critically acclaimed and also a commercial success at the box-office.
He was then seen in films like Brothers, Kapoor & Sons, A Gentleman, Aiyaary, Jabariya Jodi and his recent film Marjaavaan. He will next be seen in a never seen before avatar in biographical war action film Sheershaah, based on Param Vir Chakra awardee, Captain Vikram Batra.