April 2, 2012 04:24:34 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
What's common between Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta? Well, for starters all three have been around for over a decade. Secondly, each of them has ruled from the top at some point in time or the other. Thirdly, they would be finding themselves in the middle of an unlikely three way battle this September.
''While HEROINE (Kareena) and AIYYA (Rani) were always supposed to hit the screens this September, now Preity has also joined the fray. There is a very strong likelihood of her ISHKQ IN PARIS releasing in the same month. This is an interesting development because this would be for the first time in last so many years that three heroine centric films would arrive in back to back weeks,'' informs a trade source. CHECK OUT: HEROINE Kareena Kapoor's item song titled 'Halkat Jawaani'
While Kareena is anyways reigning from the top and has Madhur Bhandarkar at the helm of affairs, her HEROINE has stayed on to be a very hot toppic for many months. On the other hand it is surprising though that the makers of AIYYA aren't making much noise about the film. Comments a PR expert, 'Perhaps AIYYA wants to make a sudden strike and then hit hard. However once that happens, it would indeed prove to be quite a challenge for HEROINE and ISHKQ IN PARIS.'
On the other hand Preity Zinta is carefully planning her moves and while she has already completed the first schedule of Prem Raj's ISHKQ IN PARIS, two more schedules in Mumbai and then Paris would wrap up the film, hence gearing up for a September release.
''Preity and Rani pretty much ruled from the top before Kareena entered the arena. Currently she is numero uno and though Rani has still been doing films regularly, Preity took a sabbatical before finalising ISHKQ IN PARIS as her comeback affair. It would be great to see actresses like her and Rani challenge Kareena in her own game. If these three films succeed, we may well have our own army of heroines challenging the male dominated world of Khans,'' the source adds.
As of now, the release calendar looks as follow: HEROINE (14th September), ISHKQ IN PARIS (21st September) and AIYYA (28th September).