Indie Films and Books Magazine Reports: Korea’s Top Five Future Hallyu Star Prospects; and Picks for Best Bollywood Movie of 2013

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With both Korean film and Bollywood film winning millions of new fans every year, Indie Films and Books picks the hot prospects for best films 2013 and five future Korean film stars to watch on the International Scene.

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Indie Films and Books predicts top five future Korean Hallyu Stars and Five best Bollywood hits of 2013.

. The elusive recipe for guaranteed blockbuster doesn’t exist, but reviewers can anticipate projects based on past track records with directors, writers and actors.

With Korean Film and Drama’s popularity on a rocket-like trajectory, many new actors are breaking through to become the prospective future Hallyu Film Superstars, reports Indie Films & Books. This unprecedented popularity is largely due to Korea’s growing list of Hallyu-status actors—those popular outside of Korea—mostly attributable to heart-wrenching characters, superb acting (for the most part) and painfully cute personas. At the same time Bollywood fans are the among the largest dedicated audiences in the world. Films and Books picks the best stars and films from both.

“5 Korean Film Stars to Watch—Possible Future Hallyu Film Superstars”

Through the infectious popularity of Korea’s movie stars, people around the world have come to fall in love with their actors, affectionately known as Hallyu stars. There are many International Hallyu stars, but there is still room for prospective future superstars. Here, are Films and Books picks for future possible superstars of film. The editors picked film stars who have a good shot at being future Hallyu status in the next two or three years.

“Song Joong Ki”
The Korean actor is known for a youthful, charming face, but equally for versatile acting ability. The diversity of roles—from illiterate “wolf boy” to flamboyant scholar who openly pursues other men—proves his skills. His star rose higher with his role in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal". Parts in other dramas, "Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doctors" and "Tree with Deep Roots", solidified his reputation as more than a pretty face. Song Joong Ki showed versatility in various film roles, acting in "Five Senses of Eros", "The Grand Heist", and "Hearty Paws 2". He received acclaim as the lead role for the film "A Werewolf Boy", which makes him an actor to watch as a future Hallyu prospect. Read More>>

“Picks for Best Bollywood Movie Prospects of 2013”

Bollywood is all about entertainment. The elusive recipe for guaranteed blockbuster doesn’t exist, but reviewers can anticipate projects based on past track records with directors, writers and actors. Here are Films and Books best guesses as to the most likely to dominate box offices in 2013.

Reviewed in this issue "Kai Po Che", "Ashiqui 2", "Race 2", "Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani", and "Nautanki Saala". Read more…

About Indie Films and Books
Since 2006, Indie Films and Books zine—affectionately known to early audiences just as Films and Books or as F&B—has been bringing the latest news, views, and reviews on independent (Indy, Indie) motion arts and publishing. We’ve focused extensively, though not exclusively, on all the news from the indie scene, including news about film makers, authors, debuts, funding, deals, publishing news, emerging actors and any interesting story with a focus on indie. Ultimately, by popular demand, this led to featured coverage of Bollywood, Korean Drama and Asian Film. We also focus on worthy self-publishing or self-funded film projects.

Indie Films and Books is a publication of Zines Online, a Persona Corp service.

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