Posted: 29 December 2010 at 6:45pm | IP Logged
2010 Year of the double 'Ks'
Meena Iyer, TNN, Dec 30, 2010, 12.00am IST
The year separated the men from the boys. Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and
Rajnikant showed that they could stand up and deliver. Likewise, 2010
also proved the supremacy of the two Ks ' Kareena Kapoor and Katrina
Kaif, over their lesser contemporaries.
Both girls now charge a price equivalent to some of the heroes. Bebo's advantage over Kat is that she can act. And
she has the Khans serenading her on screen. Katrina started the year
with a decent performance in Raajneeti (a hit) and ended the year as an
item girl. "Her Sheila ki Jawani is the highlight of Tees Maar Khan,''
says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
As for Kareena, she proved her acting
mettle in We Are Family (a flop) but ended the year as one of the heroes
of Rohit Shetty's Golmaal-3. The film is the fourth highest grosser of
all times ' 3 Idiots, Dabangg, Ghajini and G-3. "And Kareena is on par
with the heroes of the industry,'' says trade consultant Amod Mehra.
"When it comes to the 'act' in the actress, Kareena is the best of this
current lot,'' he says.
The third K in the business, Kajol, was feted for her performances in My
Name is Khan and We Are Family. But her teaming up with her husband
Ajay in Toonpur Ka Superhero is now pass. Deepika Padukone had four
flops, Kartik Calling Kartik, Lafaangey Parindey, Break Ke Baad and
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and one average hit Housefull. She is, however,
safe because she has enough and more work in 2011.
is excited that his daughter Sonam
had her first hit in I
Hate Luv Storys. And she also won accolades for Aisha. "She's a chip off
the old block,'' says Anil who is very confident that Sonam will find
her place in the top rung. Priyanka Chopra
had a disastrous run at the
box office. She started the year with Pyaar Impossible and ended it with
Anjaana Anjaani, two super-flops that did nothing to enhance her
career. Even her television stint in Khatron Ke Khiladi was like soda
water... all fizz and no substance. In short, PC has to wait for Saat
Khoon Maaf, Agneepath and Don-2 to regain her lost glory.
was the September surprise. Says producer Ramesh Taurani,
"I think Sonakshi has made one of the most assured debuts in Bollywood.
She was fantastic in Dabangg and that is why I have signed her for
Race-2. I see a bright future for this girl.'' Vidya Balan
show in Ishqiya... but had little else to do through the year. However,
Vidya is in a happy place having landed some of the most interesting
projects of 2011. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
was plain unlucky in 2010. She
had super-disasters in Raavan, Action Replayy and Guzaarish. Her teaming
up with Rajnikant in Robot proved a blessing in disguise; saving her
from becoming a box office pariah.
Also her international commercial endorsements and her beauty (she
becomes more beautiful with age) have made her the chosen one for
autobiographies, talk-shows and film festivals. Anushka Sharma
easily one of the most underrated actresses of the year despite two good
films. She won appreciation for Badmaash Company and Band Baja
Baraat... but is hardly spoken about in the same breath as girls like
Deepika, Sonam and Sonakshi because she is still seen as a Yashraj girl,
which is more a disadvantage than an advantage. In fact, actors are
just about waking up to the Anushka magic. Next year sees her teaming up
with Akshay Kumar in Patialia House. Early reports say she has really
steamed it up in this film... and if Patiala House works, Anushka may
have something to talk about.
Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen and Genelia D'Souza
outside of films... endorsements, exercise DVDs and extra-curricular
activities. Rani Mukerjee and Preity Zinta literally sat the year out.
Rani has a promising 2011, while Preity only shines through her cricket
Read more: 2010 Year of the double 'Ks' - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/2010-Year-of-the-double-Ks/articleshow/7184363.cms#ixzz19W9VHQA8
Edited by lensahunte08 - 29 December 2010 at 6:46pm