Year 2012 will be ever remembered as it only brought cheers and happiness for one and all. It was a fairly good year for our Bollywood actresses. If they faced lows on one hand, they even witnessed decent highs alongside. Here’s the list of actresses who entertained us this year.
|TALAASH and EK THA TIGER|
Kareena Kapoor: Bebo finally tied the knots with Saif Ali Khan. However, she tasted limited success in real life as her films like EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, AGENT VINOD, HEROINE failed to reach the expected height of success. Her much anticipated film of the year, HEROINE, tasted failure. Kareena’s ghost act in TALAASH received appreciations as she portrayed the character of a prostitute named Rosie quite brilliantly in the film. Coupled with Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee, the film received good attentions from movie buffs.
Katrina Kaif: Katrina maintained her numero-uno position in 2012 with fans still going gaga over her beauty and fashion statement. Her item song for the film AGNEEPATH swept the country like wildfire. She was seen pairing opposite the two Khans of Bollywood, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, in EK THA TIGER and JAB TAK HAI JAAN as both the films made impressive business and helped the gorgeous actress maintain her dominance in B-town.
|AGNEEPATH and KAHAANI|
Priyanka Chopra: After winning hearts with her acting skills, Piggy Chops unveiled her debut single, ‘In My City’, in September. It gained commercial success in India. In the reel world, she roared with her performance as her AGNEEPATH and BARFI! reached new altars of success. BARFI!, where she played the character of an autistic girl, bagged the nomination as India’s entry at the Oscar in the foreign film category. But it was finally unable to qualify for the best foreign language film category at the 85th Academy Awards.
Vidya Balan: Vidya continued to reign as the supreme ‘queen’ of Bollywood with her KAHAANI forcing Indian audience to fall in love with the actress once again. Vidya as the pregnant protagonist in director Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller charmed captivated and mesmerised her fans over and over again. The film resulted in renewed interest in Kolkata as a filming location, and the character of contract killer Bob Biswas (played by Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee) became an internet phenomenon in India. Adding one more feather to her crown, Balan also clinched the Best Actress award for her notable performance in the film of previous year THE DIRTY PICTURE. In the personal front, she tied the nuptial knots with UTV Motion Pictures head Siddharth Roy Kapur in December.
|COCKTAIL and JAB TAK HAI JAAN|
Deepika Padukone: Deepika’s bikini sequence in her last released film COCKTAIL became the talk of the town earlier in the year. The hot-bodied actor grabbed some eyeballs as she played the ‘bold and beautiful’ Veronica in the film. Both her fans and critics gave positive response to Deepika for her performance though the film was trashed by one and all.
Anushka Sharma: Anushka is slowly emerging as the next big thing in the tinsel town.The pretty-faced girl once again paired with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last creation- JAB TAK HAI JAAN. Along with Katrina Kaif, the film was one big release of the year and Anushka played her part well to make her audience utter only one word for her- ‘Wow’.
|ROWDY RATHORE and HOUSEFULL 2|
Sonakshi Sinha: It was an eventful year with back to back films like ROWDY RATHORE, JOKER, SON OF SRADAAR and a special appearance in OMG OH MY GOD! With a hat trick of 100 crore, Sona has proved her mettle and acquired a top spot in the industry.
Asin,: Whether it is Aamir Khan or Akshay Kumar, Asin always pairs with the best in the business. In 2012, the southern beauty joined Akshay Kumar in the laugh-riot named HOUSEFULL 2 and then again in KHILADI 786. She was also seen joining Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan in another fun-filled merry-go-round BOL BACHCHAN. Asin played the perfect icing in the comic cakes.
|ISHAQZAADE and AIYYAA|
Parineeti Chopra: Though the firebrand actress was seen in only one film ISHAZAADE, she drew many an eyeballs for her damdaar. After her debut film LADIES V/S RICKY BHEL the beautiful actress once again proved her acting prowess.
Rani Mukerji: Rani’s fans surely expected something special from her in 2012 but all their hopes were shattered when her AIYYAA turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year. However, her TALAASH with Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor did find some place in the hearts of her followers.
|BIPASHA BASU and AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN|
Bipasha Basu: Well, the bong beauty was seen scaring her fans in Vikram Bhatt horror thriller RAAZ 3. Bipasha, who was a part of the first film of the RAAZ series, made a comeback to it after opting out of the second film. Biapasha’s scary avatar as Shanaya Shekhar in the film gained appreciations from her fans. She was also seen pairing with R Madhavan in JODI BREAKERS and shared screen space with Abhishek Bachchan and Neil Nitin Mukesh in multi-starrer PLAYERS. Both the films, however, chocked at the box office.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: The gorgeous lady of B-town vanished from silver screens in 2012 and was mostly busy with her daughter Aradhaya. Unlike other years, when her movies and endorsements kept media busy, this year it was her overweight and post-pregnancy shape that triggered a hot debate across the nation. However, adding more feathers to her crown the B-town beauty received the second highest French civilian award, the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, for her contribution to cinema and promoting Indo-French cooperation, this year.
|SRIDEVI and REKHA|
Sridevi: Ending her long disappearance from Bollywood, Sridevi made a comeback with ENGLISH VINGLISH. The film revolved around housewife Shashi Godbole, played by Sridevi, who enrolled in an English language course during a visit to New York so that she could escape the humiliation at home from family for her poor English language skills. Sridevi’s performance did not fail to draw her fans attentions as the film was quite successful in dragging movie buffs towards theaters.
Rekha: After sizzling the big screen with her strong performance, Rekha started a new innings in her life as she took oath as Rajya Sabha MP. Rekha made her first appearance in Parliament during the Budget session as she took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on May 15.The voting for the Vice-Presidential election this year was the first time when she exercised their ballots as MP of the upper house of the Indian Parliament. Former Indian President Pratibha Patil had approved the names of Rekha and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for nominated seats in the Rajya Sabha earlier this year.
|DANGEROUS ISHHQ and PLAYERS|
Karisma Kapoor: Karishma made her comeback in the world of films with her DANGEROUS ISHHQ. But keeping in mind the negative reviews it received, the actress will surely love to forget the film as fast as possible.
Sonam Kapoor: Sonam hardly made an impression in the minds of her fans this year as her PLAYERS failed to play big shots in the Box Office.