August 3, 2010 12:08:25 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
The year 2010 may not have started on a good note for once upon a time reigning queen of Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, with her much hyped RAAVAN failing to make a mark at the ticket window. However, seeing the great line up, it appears that the second half may see the queen bee returning to reclaim here throne from the numero-uno actress Katrina Kaif.
Fans of Aishwarya will await the month of November with bated breath as not one but two of her films will see a worldwide release. The first to hit the screens will be Vipul Shah's ACTION REPLAYY opposite the in form 'Khiladi' who already has a hit in HOUSEFULL. The film is due to release on 5th November during the 'Diwali' weekend and seeing the cent per cent success record of Vipul-Akshay and trade report (which predicts a sure shot winner in the film), we are pretty certain that ACTION REPLAYY will definitely be Ash's first big hit of the year.
Next to follow is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GUZAARISH which releases on November 17th. Aishwarya is opposite the super hero Hrithik Roshan. Up till now both the movies (DHOOM 2 and JODHAA AKBAR) that Ash and Hrithik have done together have turned out to be hits and the audience loves their pairing a lot. The film may not be an out and out commercial project like ACTION REPLAYY yet it will attract the multiplex crowd who want something hatke from the league and so it will not be wrong to expect Aish and Bhansali to work their magic once again after HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM.
But that is not all, late in September we have Shankar's ENDHIRAN, the costliest film ever made in the history of Indian cinema and Aishwarya stars opposite none other than superstar Rajnikanth. There is already a huge buzz for the film with the stills being loved by all and there is a mad scramble for the music by the wizard A.R.Rahman. The film is being dubbed in Hindi (ROBOT) as well and so the audience will have the double bonanza of watching the great Rajnikanth and world's most beautiful woman and actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Here's wishing the exotic and ethereal Aishwarya all the best for a resounding return to the top.