Posted Wed, December 28, 2011 2:08pm IST

The industry has always welcomed everyone with arms wide open. For the talented few it has created wonders; for the influential it has developed new openings; and for the unlucky, it has sometimes even lit up the exit sign after a try or two

This year, like all the others before, showcased various new talents, some really good, some as dreadful. Bollywood is full of examples of stars whose first screen presence was a big hiccup but today they are legendary – Hema Malini, Yesudas and others are shining examples. For those still struggling to get a foothold in this big, bad and brutal industry, here are some personal tips that they should closely follow….