Filmmaker Karan Johar introduced Triptii Dimri (Bulbbul), Gurfateh Singh Pirzada (Guilty), and Dhairya Karwa (URI: The Surgical Strike) as the first few talents in his new company Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA). This talent management was launched in December in partnership with Bunty Sajdeh, who founded the talent management firm Cornerstone in 2008.
As promised to fans earlier, Johar has been announcing new talents joining the DCA squad every day since February 16.
On Tuesday, Dimri was the first to be introduced by Johar. Previously, she played the lead role in Anushka Sharma’s Netflix original Bulbbul. Dimri made her debut in 2017’s Poster Boys and later went on to play the lead role in the 2018 film Laila Majnu. Johar took to Twitter and announced the news of her joining the squad and wrote, “She has the spark to start a fire and a dynamic personality to fuel that fire.”
Proud to welcome @tripti_dimri23 to @DCATalent.
She has shown us what she’s made of with her powerful performances in #Bulbbul and #LailaMajnu. She’s extremely talented, dynamic and has the fire that’ll help her burn bright! #DCASquad @apoorvamehta18 @buntysajdeh pic.twitter.com/f6RThjooUN
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 16, 2021
Pirzada was introduced by Johar as “he’s bold, he’s suave and he has a gaze that’ll leave you entranced”.
Proud to introduce you to the newest addition to the #DCASquad. Meet @gurfatehpirzada – he’s bold, he’s suave and he has a gaze that’ll leave you entranced. He’s delivered a powerful performance in #Guilty and we can’t wait to see him in action again! #DCA pic.twitter.com/7mwPRh4PUR
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 17, 2021
Karwa, the latest entrant in the DCA squad, will be seen next in Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film 83. It was earlier announced that Karwa will be playing the role of Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri. The actor was introduced by Johar as “He has a vibe that can captivate you in an instant!”
Join me in welcoming #DhairyaKarwa to the #DCASquad! He has a vibe that can captivate you in an instant! Having already earned rave reviews for his performance in #URI, he’s raring to prove his talent once again.#DCA @dcatalent @apoorvamehta18 @buntysajdeh pic.twitter.com/U3yY4OMsfh
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 18, 2021
Earlier, Johar took to Twitter to announce his venture and wrote, “In this vast playground of Indian cinema, we have always aimed to support new talent for them to flourish, it’s been actors, directors, technicians, artists in the musical field. With the same spirit at heart and goal in our minds, we are proud to be presenting 4 new talents who in the short span of time have garnered immense love and recognition from fans and industry alike with their work.”
He also shared a video of these new talents. Noted journalist and film critic Rajeev Masand was announced as the chief operating officer of DCA.