Who is the biggest heroine?
Which female actor will walk away with all the accolades and themoolah this year? Vote and tell us…
While everyone’s been focusing on the Khans and their big box office battle, there’s some super tough competition brewing amidst our heroines this year. 2012 has been a significant year for women in Bollywood, and many films led by the fairer sex are attracting audiences.
While rave reviews for Priyanka Chopra’s Barfi! performance are yet to die down, Kareena Kapoor is getting set for her Friday release, Heroine – one of the most hyped women centric films of the year. Priyanka’s portrayal of the autistic girl Jhilmil will give way to Kareena’s superglam avatar as a mainstream Bollywood star. Barfi! has been declared a hit and that does put pressure on Heroine.
While Priyanka has a Rs 100 crore film or two to her name, Kareena has not had a great year so far. Her films Agent Vinod and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu received a lukewarm response from critics and the audience alike. So Kareena has a lot to prove with her forthcoming Madhur Bhandarkar flick.
Just a few weeks after Heroine, Sachin Kundalkar’s Aiyyaa starring Rani Mukerji’s will hit the big screen. So this year the fight is not limited to the current crop of young leading ladies. Two experienced actors who almost lost their place in the industry are trying to make a comeback in movies that focus on them. Yes, we are talking about Rani Mukerji – who will play the Marathi mulgi in the quirky comedy flick – and Priety Zinta in her home production Ishkq In Paris – a romantic flick. The two films are generating some positive buzz. Aiyyaa will release on October 12 and Ishkq in Paris on November 2.
But all these girls also have big competiton in the form of an star actor who is coming back to films after 20 years – Sridevi, whose English Vinglish revolves around her. This one looks really promising.
Let’s not forget that it all began with this year’s first release – Vidya Balan’s Kahaani. This thriller set this year up as one of the most exciting ever for the mainstream Bollywood “actress”, and we cannot forget the contribution made by a lady who was referred to as the ‘female Khan’ after the stupendous success of The Dirty Picture. Kahaani was followed by a strong performance by the one-film-old Parineeti Chopra, who played the part of fiery small town girl with tons of conviction. She is too new to be put in the same bracket as the real stars, but you cannot forget that she walked away with all the accolades for Ishaqzaade.
Katrina Kaif hasn’t really been in the game this year. But she has a big release opposite Shahrukh Khan in the form of Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hain Jaan. It remains to be seen whether she will manage to make a mark in this out-and-out SRK film. Must say that awards show organisers are going to have a tough time giving out the Best Actress Award this year! Whom will they please? And we won’t be surprised if a few actors have to share that trophy!