Erika Kaar, Ajay Devgn's Polish find, overshadows Sayyeshaa Saigal?

The actor-director takes the veil off his Shivaay co-star; #ErikaKaar trends on Twitter.

Mayur Lookhar

The first few posters of Ajay Devgn's Shivaay left you cold, but the latest poster of the action thriller will melt the glaciers in Bulgaria. Devgn took the lid off his other heroine from Shivaay, Polish actress Erika Kaar.

In keeping with his usual practice, Devgn made the announcement via Twitter.

Just like Sayyeshaa Saigal's, Kaar's image surfaces like a ghost overlooking the two cliff ends. Devgn described Kaar as a rare mix of beauty and talent. What is immediately striking is her violet eyes.

Interestingly, as soon as Devgn posted the new face from Shivaay, '#ErikaKaar in Shivaay’ went viral. Barely six hours later, the hashtag had already crossed over 10,000 tweets, making it one of the top trends of the day. 

Those who haven't seen the earlier picture would perhaps have mistaken Kaar for the film's lead heroine Sayyeshaa Saigal. Devgn had unveiled Saigal last week, and while the 18-year-old, too, was trending, the response to Kaar seems to be overwhelming. Until now, Indian movie fans weren't even aware of her, but Kaar now has seen a surge in her following with a whole lot of new desi followers.

The positive response from social media thus far to Kaar threatens to take the spotlight off Saigal. We wouldn't like to get into this debate but, perhaps, readers can draw their own opinions.

Sayyeshaa Saigal

Kaar had featured in the 2014 BBC television series The Passing Bells. She has appeared in Polish television series Blondynka (2014), and is in the main cast of the television series Az Po Suffit!