No one would have ever imagined that a girl who would start her Bollywood career with none less than Shahrukh Khan in ‘Asoka’ would find herself in such a state that her latest films would release unsung with practically zero publicity.
We are talking about Hrishita Bhatt, who would be seen in a film titled ‘Dhaara’. The film releases next weekend i.e. on February 8 alongside ‘Mithya’ and ‘Superstar’. Arriving sans any publicity at all, the film has her paired opposite Sudhanshu Pandey who was recently seen in one of the short stories of ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’.
If one looks at the career graph of Hrishita Bhatt, her choice of films has been nothing sort of strange. Just one look at the title of her upcoming films and one doesn't need to be a Nostradamus to understand their content and setting along with an eventual fate at the box office.
Films like ‘Main Hoon Khalnayak’, ‘The Hero – Abhimanyu’, ‘Monopoly – The Game of Money’, ‘Lara’, ‘Desh Drohi’, ‘Tumhare Liya’, ‘Pratigya’ and ‘Aasama - The Sky is the Limit’ hardly qualify as the kinds which stand for A-grade cinema. And to think of it, she is the very same girl who had acted alongside Shahrukh Khan (Asoka), Abhishek Bachchan (Shrarat), Jimmy Sheirgill (Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar, Haasil), Ritiesh Deshmukh (Out of Control) and Emraan Hashmi (Jawani Deewani) once upon a time. ‘Ab Tak Chappan’ and ‘Kisna’ have been some of the other prestigious films that she has been a part of.
She was recently seen in an item number in ‘My Name is Anthony Gonsalves’, but neither did her bindaas act entice the audience, nor was the film in itself any great shakes. Result? ‘My Name is Anthony Gonsalves’ today stands as the first official box office disaster of 2008.
With ‘Don Muthuswami’ being the only film with notable names (Mithun Chakraborty, Rohit Roy) in her kitty currently, one hopes that the pretty girl gets her act in place and starts choosing projects more carefully.
Joginder Tuteja- (SAMPURN)