Comparisons in bollywood have always existed, be it singers, actors, directors or even musicians, comparisons has always been a hot topic over mugs of coffee. In the black and white era, people compared Madhubala with Nargis, Kishore Kumar with Dilip Kumar; in the Eastman colour age, it was Rajesh khanna with Amitabh Bacchan , Mithun chakraborty with Jackie Shroff, Rekha with Hema Malini, Sridevi with Juhi… the list goes on. These days the argument is rife over who is the hottest babe in bollywood – Kareena Kapoor or Katrina Kaif ?
Bebo as Kareena Kapoor is lovingly known as, stepped into bollywood at a very early age with Refugee. Playing a simple bangladeshi girl sans make-up and the razzmatazz, she delivered a strong performance. On the other hand Kat’s started her career with BOOM — which went bust the moment it entered the theatres. But this is where their journey started; Bebo’s Poo character in K3G was the kick start for her success. And Kat’s Namastey London bought her all success.
Kareena has had her share of media space having been earlier linked to Shahid Kapur and now to Saif Ali Khan. Coming from the kapoor background also helped her establish her some anchor within the industry. Katrina Kaif, has been linked to Salman Khan and has had a series of box office hits to talk about (not sure if she can be given credit for it), her onscreen chemistry with Akshay Kumar is commendable and loved by many across the world.
My personal choice would be Kareena. She has come a long way since Refugee, having delivered some memorable roles coupled with strong acting skills as seen in Chameli and Jab we met. I still cannot forget the outstanding dialogue delivery from jab we met “Bachpan se hi na, mujhe shaadi karne ka bada shauk hai By God” & “Sikhni hoon main Batinda ki“, & “Ab toh mera haath chodo, itni bhi sundar nahi hoon“. Katrina is all glamour and her biggest plus is the exceptional wow factor that she brings in front of the camera, her acting skills, however, leaves much to be desired for, particularly her linguistic shortcomings has ensured that she gets to smile more than talk or emote onscreen.
Both these actors have got a number of releases in the coming year, let’s see if it changes the equation
1. Golmaal Returns
2. Roadside Romeo (Voice over for first animated film for the role of Laila)
3. Kambakth Ishq
4. Main Aur Mrs. Khanna
5. Milenge Milenge
6. Three Idiots
3. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
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