Bollywood Takes One Only

Every time an awaited entry is made into Bollywood then the new entry always seems to have a rival, the pairing of Bollywood entries include Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen, Kareena Kapoor and Amisha Patel, Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta and recently, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor.  These beauties entered the Indian film industry at the same time as each other yet Bollywood only accepted one and left out the other one!


When Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai entered Bollywood she had to compete with Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Ash became the face of the Bollywood very quickly whereas Sush (Sushmita Sen) is still struggling to make her stable place in Bollywood. Hence, Bollywood seems to only take one at a time, since Kareena Kapoor and Amisha Patel made their debut in 2000 and Kareena is an A-list actress presently whereas Amisha seems to have vanished from Bollywood.  The same happened with Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta who made their debut with the same movie, Andaaz yet Priyanka has bagged many Best Actress awards whereas Lara has only won her Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor’s debutant movies, Om Shanti Om and Saawaryia released on the same day which formed major competition between the two arrivals.  Om Shanti Om was a blockbuster hit and Deepika’s performance was applauded with Best Female Debutante awards whereas Saawaryia failed at the box office and Sonam’s performance was overshadowed by Deepika.  Again, Bollywood seems to only take one at a time, since Deepika has many upcoming films in her kitty including Happy New Year, Desi Boyz, Break Ke Baad, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and Bodyguard.  Whereas, Sonam only has one upcoming film which is Thank You.

Personally, I think that it is unfair for Bollywood to only take one at a time, since Sushmita Sen, Amisha Patel, Lara Dutta and Sonam Kapoor are beautiful and talented actresses who deserve a stable place in the industry. Sushmita’s performance in Filhaal was excellent, Amisha acted great in Gadar, Lara performed well in Billu and No Entry and Sonam acted good in Delhi 6 and I Hate Luv Storys.  So, without any question, these actresses are talented and look good on screen then why are they not accepted as well as their rival entries?  Do you think it is right for Bollywood to only take one at a time?

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