Indeed a record has been created where a female actor has got an opportunity to enact 12 different characters in a film, as Priyanka Chopra has been provided the opportunity through WHATS YOUR RAASHEE. Nowhere in the world so far has any female actor been given a chance to enact 12 different roles in a film, as it has been provided to Priyanka Chopra through WHATS YOUR RAASHEE? It is also happening probably for the first time that Priyanka Chopra is being positioned as the lead character for the film and she is the point around which whole marketing efforts of the film revolve. No wonder, even in the Facebook Priyanka Chopra has sought the support of her fans to identify with the Raashee and give their feedback.
How times and tides change! Just a few months ago Ashutosh Gowariker had been rather unhappy about the fact that Priyanka Chopra was awarded the Best Actor Award for FASHION overlooking the efforts put in by Aishwarya Rai in his earlier film JODHAA AKBAR. The streak of striking a different chord that has become a different leitmotif after Ashutosh Gowariker in a different avatar through LAGAAN is under serious test through WHATS YOUR RAASHEE? The burden of the film has to be carried by Priyanka on her frail shoulders, as it is for the first time that Ashutosh Gowariker has not taken a big male star in his film, and Harman Baweja has a baggage associated with his name owing to two flops from the past. But Ashutosh Gowariker should not be much flustered as his new offering has got rave reviews in international film festivals and it should have a good effect on the fortune of the film when it has been released today.
WHATS YOUR RAASHEE is also different from previous oeuvre of Ashutosh Gowariker in the sense that the music of this film has not been able to make waves in the same proportion as it had been done in earlier cases. The moot point is whether not having great music for WHATS YOUR RAASHEE? should be a stumbling block for this film of Ashutosh Gowariker in the sense that the music of this film has not been able to make waves in the same proportion as it had been done in earlier cases. The moot point is whether not having great music for WHATS YOUR RAASHEE? should sway the fortunes for this film.
Whatever be the outcome one thing is for sure, with WHATS YOUR RAASHEE Priyanka Chopra has indeed established created a benchmark that would be difficult to emulate or break. For her to create a new benchmark in this area would be to act in a film that is based on the 16 forms of Shringar, as enshrined in our tradition and may be somebody would take a note in this direction, in not too a distant future.