The rat race of number 1 position in bollywood saw Katrina Kaif running ahead of Kareena. Dipika and Priyanka were left far behind.
The year 2009 was of Katrina Kaif, who topped the popularity list amongst not only bollywood actresses but all celebrities from India. The lady luck showered on her with great success on the box office thus leaving no doubt on the number one position. Dipika and Kareena were left far behind this year.
Voted as the sexiest lady in Bollywood, she made pair with Akshay Kumar in De Dana Dan and saved him from total wash out on Box Office. In Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani director Rajkumar Santoshi put her opposite to Ranbir Kapoor, the chocolate hero. Not so well made film did good business thanks to the craze for this cute and young pair. Probably it was the best pair of the year.
Though all is not well between John and Katrina’s boyfriend, Salman Khan, it did not affect their onscreen chemistry in New York, a film on the back ground of terrorism. Katrina Kaif was there only as a filler.
Zero size waste fame Kareena Kapoor continued to be in lime light, but box office did not favour her much. She had two hits this year - Kambakhht Ishq and 3 Idiots released close to the year end. Much hyped Kurbaan flopped though critics had penned favourable reviews for Saif and Kareena. Main aur Mrs. Khanna was another big flop of the year.
Kareena’s old mate Shahid made an interesting pair with as Priyanka Chopra in Kaminey. The film had average business. It had more publicity due to the wet and wild poses of the pair on the internet. But the other film What's Your Rashee bombed. The actress was hoping high from this film.
Bipasha Basu had an average year with fifty percent success rate. While her diwali release movie All the Best rocked the box office, thriller Aa Dekhein Zara was turned down by one and all.
Deepika Padukone was rated as most promising face for this year in the beginning. Her pair opposite Akshay Kumar in Chandni Chowk was considered to be hot, but the film failed to attract business. In Imtiyaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal she gave supper performance opposite Saif Ali Khan. The movie was a super hit. So she had a super hit and other super flop in her account.
Vidya Balan the homely face was praised for her performance in Paa. She played role of mother of Auro (Amitabh Bachchan), who suffers from Progeria. This was the solo release of her.
Lara Dutta was publicized more for her perfect bikini body than the performance. She had two releases Blue and Do Knot Disturb and both flopped. Mughda Godse, Kangana Ranaut and Asin were also some time in publicity but failed to give moments to remember.
This was published in merinews.com