The promos of MURDER 2 have hit high octane and it is being projected as another super hit film from the house of Bhatts and also another solo hit for Emraan Hashmi after a long-long time. Incidentally, the leading lady of the film Jacqueline Fernandez is also being touted as another Mallika Sherawat in the making. But what is being closed a trade secret to be unleashed to the audience along with the film is another lady Sulagna Panigrahi. She is another girl from the army background who is going to make her debut in the world of Hindi cinema.
Her name is not to be found anywhere in the publicity of MURDER-2, but she is being touted as a surprise package. Indeed, Hindi cinema has been fortunate enough to have leading ladies from the army background who have made their mark in their manner, and have been a trail blazer. Sulagna could also follow in the same league.
One of the most successful female leading ladies so far in the Hindi film industry is Preity Zinta who had an element of chutzpah in her performance and it is owing to this chutzpah that she could carve a niche for herself. Sulagna has the same potential as she has done some daring stunts in MURDER-2, which is a surprise package, and she could do it with consummate ease on account of the army background where being accustomed to such stunts is a part of the process of growing up.
When one is talking about ladies with army background how can one forget Priyanka Chopra or for that matter Gul Panag, who has become the icon of bullet safari in India. Sonu Walia was among the first actresses who descended on Hindi films terra firma belonging to army background.
One of the most successful film stars of the present times, and latest muse of M F Hussain, is Anushka Sharma who comes from an army background, and Celina Jaitley is another actress who traces her origin from the same background. Among other noted ladies having army background can be included Bhumika Chawla, Pooja Batra, Sushmita Sen and Poonam Dhillon.
Such being the illustrious list one only hopes that Sulagna would carry the tradition forward and would be able to make a mark for herself in an impacted manner.