As 2010 comes to an end, it is time to look back and see how the alluring world of Bollywood spent the entire year. Supriyo Hazra recalls the ups and downs of the tinsel town, its royalty, the newcomers, the also- rans and the surprise packages.
Aishwarya Rai: Aishwarya had a moderate 2010, as far her movies her concerned. Her two films ‘Guzaarish’ and ‘Endhiran’ (Tamil film dubbed and released in Hindi as well), did well at the box office. She was appreciated for her performance in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film ‘Guzaarish’. However, ‘Raavan’ and ‘Action Replayy’ failed at the box office.Kareena Kapoor: The size zero actor of B-Town had a miserable year with only one of her films ‘Golmaal 3’ really creating the magic at the box office.Katrina Kaif: She dominated the B-Town in 2010 as the number one actor just like in 2009. This year she also sizzled her fans in a dazzling item number from the film ‘Tees Mar Khan’ titled- ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’.
Lara Dutta: Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta had a brilliant beginning to the year as her released movie ‘Housefull’ performed well at the box office. But after that start, the entire year remained slow and absolutely silent for the Bollywood beauty. In September, however, she got engaged to tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi.
Bipasha Basu: It was a shocking year for Bipasha, as one of her yesteryear advertisement, showing her topless suddenly got leaked in the world of net. But unlike other heroines, she took it in her stride and moved on as the controversy died. Bipasha surely does not believe in blast from the past.Jacqueline Fernandez: She was the new ‘Dhanno’ girl of Bollywood, as her item dance number in ‘Houseful’ made the Sri Lankan beauty quite a famous face. Although in the later half of the year, Malaika Arora as ‘Munni’ and then Katrina as ‘Sheila’ took the credit away completely.
Celina Jaitley: Finally the ‘Hot Bod’ Celina Jaitley is in love once again and this time she has confessed to be dating with Dubai based hotelier named Peter Haag. Last time it was gay activism and now her love life. Celina surely is not making news for films anymore.
Deepika Padukone: It is a long time since Deepika and Ranbir has separated. And Break Ke Baad, she is in news for her romantic links once again.In this one year, the sought after actor of B-town is speculated to have rediscovered a soft corner for Siddharth Mallya, son of business tycoon Vijay Mallya. Though the pair remains hush-hush over their relationship despite their series of public appearances together, media has always speculated that the chemistry between the two seems to be a bit more than mere friendship.
Kajol: After returning from exile in 2009, her first film of the year ‘ My Name is Khan’ roared at the box office as her fans loved to see the Shah Rukh- Kajol chemistry once again on the big screen. Her next release of the year- ‘We are Family’ was also liked by a certain segment of her fans though the films did just okay. Moreover, Kajol gave birth to her second child this year, welcoming one more member to the Devgan family.
Kangna Ranaut: Kangna had a dull 2010 market at the box office except his only hit this year ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’. He was wasted in Kites, but then the film itself was such a waste.
Malaika Arora Khan: Malaika Arora Khan banged her fans as she appeared as ‘Munni’ in the most sizzling item number of the year ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ in the film ‘Dabangg – Dailymailnews