Last year CNN-IBN has asked you to tell us who you think is the most promising newcomer, with maximum potential in tinsel town – the actor you have your hopes pinned on, the star you are expecting to shine in the months ahead. We asked you to vote for your choice from a selection of seven candidates we shortlisted.

The six male newcomers who were in the running for their smashing debuts were:

  • Imran Khan
  • Ranbir Kapoor
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh
  • Harman Baweja
  • Rajeev Khandelwal
  • Sikander Kher
  • Adhyan Suman

Imran Khan received rave reviews for his performance in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and a record opening at the box office.

Ranbir Kapoor might not have had a dream debut with Saawariya but his clean, good looks and his impish smile have the filmmakers lining up.

Legendary singer Mukesh’s grandson, Neil Nitin Mukesh signed up for an unconventional debut and though Johnny Gaddar didn’t rock the box office, the youngster made quite an impact and is ready to swim against the tide if need be.

Harman Baweja has been dubbed as a Hrithik Roshan clone and his Rs 50 crore debut, Love Story 2050, did not make the right impact. But with filmmakers like Ashutosh Gowariker and Sanjay Leela Bhansali swearing by him, here is a star to watch out for.

Rajeev Khandelwal defied critics and made the switch from small screen to the silver screen with his debut Aamir and received rave reviews for his performance.

And there is also Adhyan Suman son of Shekhar Suman no need to say about his killing looks..

With his unconventional good looks and style, Sikander Kher made a creditable debut with Woodstock Villa. His next movie, Summer of 2007 may not be very hot, but he has surely arrived.

So, if Ranbir Kapoor has that great smile, Imran Khan has a charm most can only envy. Neil Nitish Mukesh has an intensity people can only hope for and Harman Baweja oozes self-confidence and while Rajeev Masand has defied all critics, Sikander Kher has an unconventional look and charm. So, how do we choose from these seven hot stars? The choice is yours.

So Vote for the most promising debutant:

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