After a short gap, BollyCurry is back with a brand new edition of Child Star in
the Spotlight. This month we shine the spotlight on Parth Bhalerao.
Bhalerao is best known for his role in Bhoothnath Returns
alongside Bollywood's Shahenshah
Born on May 30th, 2000 in Pune, Maharashtra, this star
the camera for the first time in 2012 for the film Upside Down
After receiving a lot of love and appreciation from the audience, he was later
signed to act in a Marathi film, Killa
(2015). It premiered at
the Berlin Film Festival in 2014, where the film went on to win the
Crystal Bear (Best Feature Film) and a special mention in the KPlus
Section. However, the film hasn't released on the big screen yet and is
scheduled for a summer
release later this year.
Bhalerao struck gold when he was selected to star in Nitesh
Tiwari's Bhoothnath Returns, thus marking his debut into B-Town.
The film has multiple established faces such as Amitabh Bachchan, Boman
Usha Jadhav and Sanjay Mishra playing pivotal roles with well-known
personalities Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and Yo Yo
making cameo appearances in the film. Bhalerao wasn't the original
the role, but due to having experience in front of the camera and not
intimidated by Amitabh Bachchan's presence, he was signed without any
delay. To prepare for his role, Bhalerao underwent many workshops with
entire cast and was taken to Dharavi to observe the lifestyle of the
there. This young star played the role of Akhrot, a boy from the from
the slums that earned a living by showing tourists around. The film was
extensively, and he received widespread adulation for his character and
This talented young man has worked in other Marathi films as
well over the last couple of years and even had a Marathi short film, Khalti
Doka Varti Paay, screened at the Cannes Film Festival. All this
appreciation has not deterred Bhalerao from his priorities, as he plans to
continue his education and take up films whenever an interesting role passes
Bhalerao is currently one of the most sought-after child stars
in the industry and he is extremely loved by his viewers. With a variety of
films in his kitty, we at BollyCurry are sure there are multiple opportunities
for this young superstar to show off his talent. We wish him all the best for
all his future projects. Be sure to give him your best wishes in the space
Editor(s): Mohini N. & Gunia K.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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