It looks like gone are the days when Khans, Kumars and Kapoors were said to be the kings Bollywood. The time has changed and now, actresses are ruling Bollywood.
Well, we are not saying this looking at the numerous women-centric films being made, but we are saying this looking at the current scenario where, in a normal film, actresses are getting not just equal but more scope than the actors.
What would you expect from a trailer of a Salman Khan film? We would expect only Salman in the trailer. But, have you seen the trailer of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo? The trailer looks more like a Sonam Kapoor film than a Salman Khan film. The actress has been given more scope than Salman in the trailer. We pitty Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kareena Kapoor Khan who were hardly seen in the trailer of Salman’s previous films. Lucky you, Sonam!
Let’s move on to the next example. What would you expect in an Akshay Kumar starrer? Of course, some hard-core action from him. But, in the recently released flick Singh Is Bliing he has only one action sequence in the climax. All the action is done by Amy Jackson in the film. What’s more, in the movie, Akki is shown being beaten up by goons and then Amy saves him. Wow! This is something interesting now.
Okay, moving further. Please tell me, would you watch a movie starring Ranbir Kapoor after watching Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet? No, right? But, still people are excited to watch his next movie Tamasha. No, the reason is not Ranbir, but it’s Deepika Padukone. Audiences want to watch Deepika and Ranbir’s pairing and not Ranbir alone.
Last and one of the biggest examples of actresses ruling Bollywood is – Bajirao Mastani VS Dilwale. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shah Rukh Khan are in no mood to avert the clash. Well, SRK knows that he has masses in his pocket with Rohit Shetty’s name being attached to the film. And classes too will run to the theatres to watch his and Kajol’s pairing. However, SLB is ready for the challenge. But, do you think he is taking this risk of clash because he feels that Ranveer Singh can attract the crowd? If he thinks so then he should check out the box-office collection of Kill Dil. Okay, sorry let’s not move away from the point. SLB’s film has three factors in its favour – Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and his direction. Thus, out of these three elements, two are actresses. This shows that a big director like SLB is also depending on his two actresses. (We really hope both BM and Dilwale work well though.)
So, according to us actresses are already ruling Bollywood. And it seems like very soon filmmakers will first cast the actress of their film and then think actor should be there in the movie.
Priyanka, in an interview, recently revealed that a producer had once told her that hero cannot be changed due to date issues of a heroine. But now, things might be changed and heroes will have to adjust their dates keeping in mind the actresses’ dates.