• Aamir Khan (Reuters)
    Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" will be releasing on 20 December 2013Reuters
  • Salman Khan in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’
    • The film is directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra • This is Salman Khan’s first film with Yash Raj Films • The shooting for the film began on Aug. 10 • The film is to be released on Aug. 17Official site
  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan
    • Released two of his most ambitious films “Ra.One” and “Don 2” in 2011 • Hosted the reality show “Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipe Out” on Image TVReuters
  • Salman Khan (Reuters)
    Salman KhanReuters
  • 'Agneepath'
    • Karan Malhotra’s directorial debut; based on Mukul Anand’s “Agneepath” (1990) • An attempt by producer Karan Johar to look beyond romantic stories • Katrina Kaif reprises role as an item girl, following “Sheila Ki Jawani” from “Tees Maar Khan” (2010) • Release date Jan. 26Official Site

Bollywood could be set for a mega-year, with a number of big budget films set for release in 2012 - "Agneepath", "Talaash", "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Dabangg 2", for example. As their release dates come closer, fans of the big stars acting in each of them become excited and look forward to their favourite actor's films.

According to report by The Hindustan Times, it seems Aamir Khan's "Talaash" is the most looked forward to film in 2012. The film scored 26 on a 45-point scale judging the degree of excitement surrounding the film's release.

Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Dabanng 2" (a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster "Dabangg") sandwiches Yash Chopra's untitled production (starring Shah Rukh Khan), with 20, 13 and 19 points respectively.

As far as the critics and fans are concerned, another reason to get excited is the possibility that Shah Rukh Khan will return to doing what he does best - light-hearted romantic comedies.

Meanwhile, Abhishek Bachcha's forthcoming film "Players", which releases on Jan. 6, is not on the list.

Check out the list of the five most anticipated films in 2012.