Posted on November 1, 2015 at 2:02 am

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Young Bollywood takes over MAMI!

This year’s Mumbai Academy of Moving Images’ Film Festival has been an amazing star-studded affair. The even includes panels from some of Bollywood’s biggest stars and this year they brought together some of the most popular young actors today to speak about the future of the industry! The chat was hosted by Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand. 

The panel included Aditya Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon! The gorgeous actors had lots of laughs and lots to say! Ayushmann Khurranna confessed that director Shoojit Sircar calls him “Ghareebo ka Shah Rukh Khan!” He also mentioned that he never thought Vicky Donor would do so well commercially.

Alia Bhatt said she has been very fortunate to get a film like Highway after Student of the Year.  She confessed that Abhishek Chaubey didn’t think she could do Udta Punjab. Speaking about the films she does, she said,

 “In today’s age, the edgier the film the better!”

How does she deal with the stress and does she worry about failure?

“If actors keep thinking about the end result, we may lose out on the process”- Alia Bhatt


Arjun Kapoor said that his endorsements don’t define him as an actor, neither does social media define his films. Arjun said he had spent 4 months convincing Habib and Faisal that he could do Ishaqzaade, he worked hard for the role. Speaking about his films that didn’t do as well, he said if he hadn’t taken a risk on a film like Tevar he wouldn’t have learned as an actor.

“We are as good as the films we do” – Arjun Kapoor

Newbie Kriti Sanon is the newest actor in the crew. Speaking about her debut she said she wanted to do a film that would show her skills as an actor but also include a glamour quotient. How does she feel about the field?

 “I think the industry has become even more competitive than it was earlier” -Kriti Sanon

Fun loving Aditya Roy Kapur jokes that he never hand a honeymoon phase after his first film. Parineeti gives some life advice and says that she thinks its cool to be in a live-in relationship today. She also confessed  said everytime she meets Saif Ali Khan she gets his autograph she’s such a big fan! The gang even got a special message from their friend Ranveer Singh!



They even got Varun Dhawan on the phone! Arjun Kapoor gave his friend a call and they included him in the chat too!

arjun on the phone with varun


They seemed to have a ton of fun, just check out all the pictures from the Twitter cam and all of their selfies!

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They’ve had panels with Rishi Kapoor, the entire team of Mr. India reunite, chats with talents like Huma Qureshi, Gurinder Chadha, Dibaker Bannerjee, Sonam Kapoor, Pritam, Deepika Padukone, Zoya Akthar and more! Keep it locked for more updates on all things MAMI!