After the success of Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, Bollywood is all set to witness the release of a number of films with women as the central protagonists. While the last month saw the success of newcomers like Parineeti Chopra and Paoli Dam with films like Ishaqzaade and Hate Story, the coming months will see actresses like Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Sridevi and Rani Mukherjee vying for audience’s attention.
August will see the release of Sunny Leone’s debut Bollywood film Jism 2 along with director-turned-actor Farah Khan’s sweet romantic comedy Shirin Farhad ki Toh Nikal Padi. Farah will have competition from Chitrangda Singh whose Kaam-The Unofficial Story releases on the same day as the Sanjay Leela Bhansali production.
“I was quite conscious about turning a heroine with ‘Shirin Farhad….’. After all, how can you have someone who is fat and in her 40s as the leading lady? However, Sanjay trusted in me. In fact, I was so nervous about even seeing the rushes of the film. All my apprehensions vanished when Sanjay gave me a nod of approval,” Farah says about her much talked about acting debut. Sudhir Mishra has once again given Chitrangda a central part after his critically acclaimed films like Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi and Yeh Saali Zindagi. The actress stars opposite Arjun Rampal in the film. Madhur Bhandarkar is another director, who weaves strong characters for women and he promises the same for Kareena Kapoor in Heroine.
Vikram Bhatt, on his part, is looking forward to the release of Raaz 3 which will see Bipasha Basu share screen-space with Emraan Hashmi. “She was good in Raaz and now 10 years down the line with Raaz 3, she has obviously matured further as an actress. We have been good friends all these years and never lost touch,”says Vikram.