Here's our list of stars who stood out in Indian Cinema this year. The way we arrived at this list: We looked at the 10 stars who starred in an Indian movie in 2017 and consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb weekly STARmeter chart throughout 2017.
Katrina Kaif charmed audiences as Shruti, the adventurous yet accident-prone sidekick in Anurag Basu's Jagga Jasoos and switches gears to come back as secret agent Zoya in the international action thriller Tiger Zinda Hai, which was shot in picturesque locations like Austria, Morocco, Abu Dhabi and Greece. Next year, Kaif is confirmed to star in Yash Raj Film's next project Thugs of Hindostan, the studio's biggest budget film to date.
In 2017, Hrithik Roshan intrigued audiences with his performance as Rohan Bhatnagar, a blind man who seeks revenge for his wife’s death, in Kaabil. Kaabil is Roshan's first time playing a blind character and working with director Sanjay Gupta. Fans will see him back on screen as math genius Anand Kumar in Vikas Bahl's Super 30 and in superhero suit in Krrish 4.
At the start of 2017, Anushka Sharma took on the unexpected role of Shashi, a spirit trapped between two worlds in Phillauri, a movie produced by Sharma's home production Clean Slate Films. Later in the year, Sharma teamed up with director Imtiaz Ali for the first time in Jab Harry Met Sejal, a story about a women who travels through Europe looking for her missing engagement ring.
Prabhas mesmerized audiences as Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali in the highly anticipated Baahubali 2: the Conclusion, the final installment of director S.S. Rajamouli's inter-generational saga. To transform into a legendary warrior, Prabhas intensively trained for months and reportedly gained over 40 pounds to get the look right. In 2018, we're looking forward to seeing him in Saaho.
Celebrating 25 years in Hindi Cinema, Shah Rukh Khan rules over the hearts of IMDb users worldwide as the #1 star in an Indian Movie this year. In 2017, the actor starred as as a ruthless businessman in Raaes and eccentric tour guide in Jab Harry Met Sejal, directed by Imtiaz Ali. Fans can look forward to the actor in an untitled project based on operation Khukri and Anand L Rai's Untitled Project next year.