Posted on December 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

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From TV to Film: TV Stars who made it big to the screen in 2015!

Many TV actors struggle to get leads in films and it’s very rare that many do. Known fact is many TV actors don’t get paid as much and they work long hours and they have hardly and vacation days. The perks though is that they are always in the news non stop because they are making soaps daily which is a rough job to do verses an actor who shoots a film for 6 months then goes on vacation and comes back and shoots for another film. Sometimes even back to back if the lead is lucky! Well this year we had a few TV actors who did make it to the big screen – it’s a stepping stone in the career for them but we wonder if 2016 will be lucky for them as well. Here is a list of TV stars who jumped into the Film Industry this 2015!

Karan Singh Grover: 

Television’s hunk Karan Singh Grover set the silver screen on fire in 2015 with his Bollywood debut opposite the sultry diva Bipasha Basu in a horror film ‘Alone’ after his successful stint on TV. The actor who enjoyed humongous success and fan following on the small screen always had a personality for the big screen, be it his physique or appeal or his acting skills. The actor is enjoying a very good space in Bollywood especially after his recently released film ‘ Hate Story 3’. 

Vikrant Massey:

The actor who appeared in the popular TV show ‘Balika Vadhu’ grabbed lot of attention as the young Shyam. The blue-eyed boy charmed the viewers with his natural acting and added freshness to the plot. He did many other shows on TV and simultaneously appeared in films like Lootera and Dil Dhadakne Do. The actor also has few short films to his credits. He recently turned producer with a short film titled ‘35mm’. The actor will be seen in Konkana Sen’s directorial debut film ‘Death at the Gunj’.

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Barun Sobti:

The actor garnered lot of name and fame with shows like ‘Baat Hamari Pakki hai’ and ‘Iss Pyar ko kya naam doon’. The actor became a household name. He disappeared from TV for a minimal time to soon surprise his fans with his Bollywood debut film ‘Main aur Mr. Right’.

Kapil Sharma:

Mr. Funny Bones of television made a breakthrough debut in films with his first feature film ‘Kis kisko pyar karoon’. The cherry on the cake was that the film was directed by Abbas-Mastan, one of the most reputed directors from the industry. This is the first time a stand up comedian got a chance to play a hero in a film.

Gurmeet Choudhary:

The ‘Ram’ of television who earned lot of success by his television stint entered into Bollywood films with Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Khamoshiyan’. The actor has also done several reality shows  to his credits.  The actor has done it all from playing Lord Ram to a ghost in the film. Thereby, proving his potentials as an actor.