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Sridevi, Preity Zinta & Rani Mukeri lead the pack for comeback
September 12, 2012 11:48:30 AM IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
In Hollywood there is a trend of heroines who when they enter into the age bracket of thirties and even forties take the lead in carrying the films on their shoulders with their co-stars brand value at the box office not holding an element of importance, rather the whole package riding on the brand equity of the heroine making an impact at the box office, and Angeline Jolie, Salma Hayek, or even Sharon Stone, being the illustrious flag-bearers in this category.
ENGLISH VINGLISH, ISHKQ IN PARIS and AIYYAA
In the Hindi film industry this kind of slotting was available to a certain extent in the art film genre, but the genre was not an important entity in the commercial space. In the commercial space, for quite a long time the heroines were heroines till they were married and after marriage they either used to walk into the sunset or started appearing as mothers, sisters etc. But the times are changing in India as well, and the lead is being taken by the breed of female actors who created new paradigms of acting on the silver screen on acting and the shining luminaries include, Bipasha Basu, Karisma Kapoor, Sridevi, Preity Zinta, and Rani Mukerji.
And each of these actors is getting a chance to experiment with the roles, Karisma Kapoor with DANGEROUS ISHHQ entered into realm of rebirth, Bipasha Basu with RAAZ 3 seems to be carving a niche for herself in the era of horror laced with ample doses of sexuality to titillate and scare the with out- sexy and dangerous, while Sridevi is perhaps pandering to the national sentiments and enacting a role in ENGLISH VINGLISH that would be a song for the diaspora- especially the spouses who have face existentialist questions when they arrive in lands where English is the mother language. In the same manner, Preity Zinta perhaps wants to underline the fact with ISHKQ IN PARIS that finding love is not a phenomenon that is restricted by age, and Rani Mukerji in AIYYAA plays the role of a stalker, an act which otherwise was played by the male of species in the world of cinema.
Indeed, as the year 2012 comes to a close slowly but gradually, it would emerge as a monumental year for Hindi cinema, and one only hopes that this new leaf that Hindi cinema is turning too, would blossom into green shoots and give a new direction to the world of Hindi cinema.