In Bollywood filmdom, not many female actors could spell their magic in 2011. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s pregnancy and her baby kept her out of action throughout the year. Katrina Kaif’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan received mixed reviews from critics while in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, she played a significant role but left no impact.
However, for two actresses 2011 will always remain a memorable year. And they are Chamak Challo Kareena Kapoor and the Ooh la la girl, Vidya Balan.
Kareena kicked off the year 2011 with Salman Khan starrer Bodyguard. Though the film earned mixed reviews, its box office record has a different story to tell. It became the highest opener of all time across the country, grossing Rs. 21.25 crore, breaking the record of Dabangg. By the end of its fifth week, the film collected a total of Rs. 140.95 crore. Her second release of the year Ra.One with King Khan Shah Rukh Khan grossed Rs. 240 crore worldwide from all its versions.
With Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Agent Vinod, this coming year 2012 also looks promising for her. Born in 1980, Kareena belongs to the Chinese sign Monkey. She will be full of energy for most of 2012 but this may change as the year draws to an end. Her stars favour her and she will gain by staying alert all through the year. It is advisable for her to take a well deserved break in June as she will start to feel the pressure of her hectic work schedule. August and September will be lucky months for her in terms of love, career and finance.
As for Vidya Balan, her January release No One killed Jessica broke the dreaded January Jinx in Bollywood history. Her role in the film was highly appreciated by critics. Her recent release The Dirty Picture not only earned her appreciations for her classic performance, but, did a roaring business at the box office. The film collected a total of Rs 50 crores by the end of the first week and thus created history in Indian cinema by becoming the biggest opening ever for a women-oriented film.
What does 2012 hold for her? Let’s find out. Born in 1978, Vidya’s born under the Chinese sign Snake. 2012 will see her getting swept away in unexpected developments. She may face stiff competition at work and will have to work very hard. April and June will give her some tough time. Her social and personal life will be affected as she will hardly get any time to focus on her home front. The Snake sign advises her to rely on her own gut feelings and she will mostly be proven right. Overall, she will have a satisfying year.