Bollywood A-lister

Kareena Kapoor’s meteoric rise to a Bollywood A-lister, is typical of the staying power of the Kapoor clan — one of the industry’s longest surviving families that harks back to the days of the Prithvi theatre group in the 40s and 50s, well before the advent of the large scale commercialisation of Hindi cinema on to the world’s entertainment scene!


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By (A R Modak, by email)

Published: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 9:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:42 PM

Taking “advantage” of the absence of her other contemporary competitors, due to marriage, such as Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Ashwairya, and Madhuri, she has landed top roles with seasoned directors, with the greatest coup being cast opposite her one-time favorite, Aamir Khan, twice — and now wallowing in the success of her latest “anti-heroine” bad-girl role in Talaash!

With the box office “Khan” moniker firmly affixed to her surname, by marrying into the Pataudi clan, the diva-esque Kapoor can only go one way!

(A R Modak, by email)

Published: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 9:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:42 PM

 
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