Bollywood stars that helped newcomers succeed in the industry

From Alia-Kjo to Kiara-Salman. READ

Every successful actor has someone who inspires them to follow their goals in life. It follows that most actors go above and above to recognise the influence their mentors had on their lives, even after they have experienced some degree of success. These Bollywood celebrities, who we adore, feel that they wouldn’t be where they are now if it weren’t for the mentorship of their gurus.


Vicky Kaushal and Anurag Kashyap


Vicky Kaushal helped Anurag Kashyap on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) before he became the star he is today. The Masaan (2015) actor has frequently acknowledged the impact of the unconventional filmmaker in his life, disclosing that he now enjoys a close friendship with Kashyap. Even so, Kaushal has acted in three of the director’s films thus far: Manmarziyaan (2018), Raman Raghav 2.0 (216), and Bombay Velvet (2015).


Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar

Alia Bhatt has never been silent about her affection and respect for the filmmaker who gave her her big break in Student of the Year (2012). The actor from Raazi (2018) not only regards Karan Johar as her “eternal mentor,” but they also have a great friendship, and she feels that she owes a lot of her work ethic to the filmmaker. She is also reported to have a close relationship with his twins, Yash and Roohi.


Kiara Advani and Salman Khan

Salman Khan and Kiara Advani have a history that begins when Genevieve Advani, Kiara’s mother, was raised in Bandra and the actor lived next door. Advani has even disclosed in interviews that Khan had a brief romantic relationship with her aunt Shaheen. Khan urged the Lust Stories (2018) star to pursue her dream of working in movies after she indicated a strong desire to do so. He apparently convinced her that there shouldn’t be two actors with the same name in the business, which is why she changed her name from Alia to Kiara.


Sidharth Malhotra and Shah Rukh Khan

Sidharth Malhotra, who starred in Shershaah (2021), says he was in awe of Shah Rukh Khan while the actor was an assistant director on the set of My Name is Khan (2010). The two haven’t shared a screen together yet. Malhotra, Bhatt’s co-star in the 2012 film Student of the Year, feels that Khan’s insightful counsel and direction improved him as an actor.