Desperate comeback - Rajeev Masand

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This week's Open Magazine column by Rajeev Masand .

The year 2012 will go down as one in which the most number of fading Hindi film heroines attempting comebacks. Barring one legendary female star who successfully returned to the screen in a sweet comedy 15 years after she slipped into hibernation, at least three younger actresses made embarrassing and utterly forgettable attempts to regain a foothold in Bollywood.

And at least two more ladies are in queue. But no one appears more desperate than this diminutive has-been star, who has had hoardings of herself modelling a new brand of sunglasses plastered across Mumbai. Having posed for a photo-session after squeezing herself into too-tight clothes—including one hoarding on which she appears to be bursting out of a swimsuit three sizes too small for her—the lady has proudly declared that her ‘new look’ has won her many admirers.

Unlikely that many of those admirers are filmwallahs, who have reportedly been sniggering at parties about those ‘tasteless’ pictures. The wife of one male star who has worked with the actress allegedly joked that it is not the actress who needs sunglasses, but unfortunate pedestrians who have been blinded by the sight of those hoardings who may need protection for their eyes. Tsk, tsk…


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Anonymous's picture

Wow..That's a really mean blind item..there's no need to make such demeaning comments about anyone's physical characteristics..

  • 1 month ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Okay Rajeev. Looks like you have a personal grudge against Ameesha. Two of your blind items are about her. And, while I agree, that she is wearing bikinis and shorts in her ads, she is not BURSTING out of it. She has worked hard on her body, and I think it's a bit lame to try and insinuate she is fat???

    If Amisha Patel seems to be bursting out of her clothes, then I wonder what you think of Vidya (Oooh La La), Aishwarya (chubby mummy), Rani (Aiyaa), and Sonakshi (Go Govinda)! These women must look like huge grey elephants to you??

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    This pinkvilla boy is a major hypocrite. He is the most annoying and irritating person on Pinkvilla. A big time Kareena and Karisma suck-up. Who in the world having any sense would say Dangerous Ishq was a decent movie?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Sridevi has created history once more. Only actress in bollywood to make a triumphant comeback. And the success of English Vinglish both in India and overseas shows how the whole world was waiting for the legend to return to the big screen. Welcome superstar.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Im from Philippines, and I like Amisha Patel. I watched her movies eventhough I am Filipino, why some People in India needs to destroy dis actress? where in fact she is hardworking, talented, beautiful and intelligent.. Or U hate Amisha because you felt Jealous, Insecure ant intimidated by her comeback? Tell me? Is Amisha threatened you in something? Are you afraid that he will shine and outshines your own IDOLS?? hummm.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    All the people who have defended Ameesha Patel SUCK Big Time. She wasn't even in the Race 2 trailer apart from her so-called bikini scene. I think she featured only for 6-7 seconds in the trailer. The length of Anil Kapoor's role in the trailer surprised me, actually! Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez are the main actors. Anil Kapoor is in a minimal role like the one he had in Race. As for Ameesha Patel, she won't get any accolades since she's playing Anil Kapoor's assistant or a secretary. What actually angers me is that Ameesha Patel think Race 2 will be her comeback which I have already said several times would be a Grand Failed Comeback Attempt. This movie has been made to benefit the 4 main actors I've mentioned above. Not even Anil Kapoor will get any benefit from the movie because his role is small, and he's not doing many bollywood movies at the moment. The Hollywood Bug has bitten Anil Kapoor and he really doesn't care. Rest In Peace Ameesha Patel's never-was bollywood career. RIP Ameesha Patel!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    i know whats the problem with this masand...actually ameesha ko glamstar ne sign kiya,moti rakam de di,ad ban gayi,ameesha ke posters bhi lagge huye hai shehar ke billboards mein par isko iska hissa nahi mila bwahahahahaha isiliye itna tarap raha hai :) ....poor jealous loser...

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    It's Amisha Patel . For someone who's been away so long , from where has she got the money to splash around ? To become a producer?
    Mon 6:17 , 6:13 ; 6:10 & 6:05 ....who are u ? Amisha Patel herself?

  • 2 years ago
  • PizzaPasta's picture

    I feel bad for Ameesha,poor girl:'-( She's made terrible decisions but she doesn't deserve this.She started out so fabulously well with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and Gadar,but made all wrong choices.And yes Ameesha doesn't look bad in those posters,infact she looks hot but that big bikini poster which could've been classy was made into trashy. And these are large billboards hung about public places,if its presented in a trashy way then it might be uncomfortable for people on the road.Rajeev Masand should stop writing these baseless blind articles,anyways his credibility went out of the window with that Vidya-Rani blind article a few months ago.Remember how he wrote the article and then disagreed to it on twitter?LOL!He is a very good critic though,no matter what people say,probably the best one present,so he should just stop writing these lame articles.

  • 2 years ago
  • PizzaPasta's picture

    I feel bad for Ameesha,poor girl:'-( She's made terrible decisions but she doesn't deserve this.She started out so fabulously well with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and Gadar,but made all wrong choices.And yes Ameesha doesn't look bad in those posters,infact she looks hot but that big bikini poster which could've been classy was made into trashy. And these are large billboards hung about public places,if its presented in a trashy way then it might be uncomfortable for people on the road.Rajeev Masand should stop writing these baseless blind articles,anyways his credibility went out of the window with that Vidya-Rani blind article a few months ago.Remember how he wrote the article and then disagreed to it on twitter?LOL!He is a very good critic though,no matter what people say,probably the best one present,so he should just stop writing these lame articles.

  • 2 years ago
  • hipsdontlie's picture

    @Pinkvilla_boy
    You are biggest hipocrite on this site. Dangerous Ishq is decent? show one review which called the movie decent, forget decent review at least an review which says the movie is avg.

    and wats do u find so desperate abt priety and not abt karishma? Btw, wat do you think of karishma's toilet cleaner ad? talk abt desperate.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    if there is anyone who is desperate ,its this sorry ass masand...he is already being abused and joked upon by the industry wallahs .. from rohit shetty to rakesh roshan..no film maker gives even two hoots to this #dumbhead ..hes jus desperate to fill out his mag with baseless gossips and sell copies...

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    "Ameesha doesn't look bad in the pics like the blind says but yeah, glam star brand of sunglasses doesn't seem to exist which is super shady."
    it does but in few stores only....currently one each in pune,mumbai,bangalore,chennai...its a new product..it will take 3 4 more months to spread it to all cities with more stores..there are some persons on twitter who have posted the pics of glamstar glasses they got...so the product is definitely out in the market..

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    "This is a mean blind item. Why so much double-standards?
    If you google you can see the Amisha Patel sunglasses shoot and none of them look bad. The swimsuit one is so airbrushed and she is totally NOT bursting out of it."

    exactly,she looks smoking hott and sexyyy in all of her glamstar ad shoots...
    i wonder if ameesha's upcoming movies turn out to be hits,what would happen to this masand ?hes gonna end up in an asylum with his spineless rants...

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    haha this rajeev manpasand was already a douchebag and hes surprising the world even more with his endless douchebaggery...he has really got gayish traits...spreading false rumours and speculations is all this sorry excuse of a life does...thats what neighbourhood aunties do...hahahahah....and he could never prove anything..every filmmaker in the industry knows about this douchebag..

  • 2 years ago
  • The Weird's picture

    Ameesha doesn't look bad in the pics like the blind says but yeah, glam star brand of sunglasses doesn't seem to exist which is super shady.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Amersham studied in the states and I bet she's smarter than all of you. She was a holiday medallist in her economicsstudie. Yes she made bad dicdecisions but she's still pretty and her acting is not too bad. Ahe is not making some ssort of comeback either...shes workibg in race 2 the romeo movie and bhayaji superhit sooo i dont understand what ur talkinh about....shes also a business woman with her own oroducrion hiuse

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    To: Sun, 2012-11-11 22:37 — spicylia

    Oh please shut up, you have zero credibility of speaking about Rani's films when the bachchan bahu can't even get it together, even after being in the industry for million years, she is still a crappy actress. And you and your comments are nothing but a fat joke. So in your face!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rajeev Masand is a genius. His latest Anti Ameesha BIMBO Patel Fury Rant kicks ass. Each & Every word about Ameesha Desperate Patel is true. As for all the people defending Ameesha Has-Been Patel on pinkvilla, screw you all. You're all Lame Lambs following Ameesha Never-Was Patel. Your lives are totally screwed-up. In fact, Ameesha Attention-Seeking Patel fans live sorry excuses for lives. I bet Ameesha Liar Patel doesn't feature in Race 2 trailer for more than 10 seconds. Ameesha Flop Patel is the last person on Race 2 poster, popping out behind the main star-cast. She deserved to be neglected and that's exactly what she got. Screw Ameesha Patel, Ameesha Patel Productions, Kuunal Goomer and all Ameesha Patel douchebaggery. Ameesha Patel is going down in 2013. Mark my words!

  • 2 years ago
  • falling star's picture

    poor amisha, i hope someday, someday taran adarsh will kill rajeev masand and them through him in his own gutter. and then taran will be arrested for the charge of murder and we will get to live in a country with happy stars and unbiased movie reviews.
    #EvilMind

  • 2 years ago
  • falling star's picture

    @notice how rajeev never has any gossip on ash, some people have been payd to shut up!
    ---------------------------------
    some stars are way too dignified for such things you know ;)

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    All the big actresses who have attempted a comeback - Karisma Kapoor , Manisha Koirala & Rani Mukherjee.
    Legendary actress - Sridevi with her big hit English Vinglish.
    2 more ladies in the queue - Preity Zinta & Amisha ' desperate' Patel whom the article refers to.
    Wife of the Male Star who's worked with the actress- Mrs Susanne Hrithik Roshan

  • 2 years ago
  • Pinkvilla_boy's picture

    @ spicylia i agree Karishma & Manisha s comeback were decent thou movies did n t click at the box office but the their comebacks did n t look & sound so desperate on the other hand actresses like Rani & Priety are trying desperately to create that magic again as for Ameesha i don t even consider her in an actress league

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    ameesha patel
    this article was on toi with names.......rajeev get a lyf or write some real scopp....u are booring us for past many weeks

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    how did her degree from tufts suddenly become a MASTERS degree? i see no proof of that

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    But why criticise someone's work. Maybe Amisha wants to be in the industry. Why look down upon someone doing work whenevr they can and like? Not everyone is meant to be a top hot star at all times. This doesn't make others any less. Everyone has their own work to do with time passing and changes happening, with whatever they want to go for and can get. She has the looks, and she has the talent to express herself. And if she liked Bollywood, she should stick to it. One can make a career out of doing many things in a broad arena like the film industry, not just the lead in a film. To make fun with words like "has been" etc. is insulting. We may not approve of some things in her (with our limited knowledge), but she should have her respect as a human being.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Amisha Patel was a Gold Medallist in Economics from the prestigious Tufts University! I wonder why such a highly educated girl even entered movies in first place! And how could she mismanage her career so badly after giving hits like KNPH, Gadar & Humraaz? She even fell out with her parents! Whereas earlier she'd tell how much attached she was to her family!

    Feel sad for the mess such a bright girl made of her life.

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    LOL @bolly_masala_news even a rookie like me figured it out hehehehe.

  • 2 years ago
  • bolly_masala_news's picture

    Karishma (Dangerous Ishq), Rani (Aiyyaa) & Manisha (Bhoot Returns) = three younger actresses made embarrassing and utterly forgettable attempts to regain a foothold in Bollywood.

    Sridevi = 15 years in hibernation

    Ameesha Patel = sunglasses model
    ____________________________________________________

    It was so far most transparent article of Rajeev

  • 2 years ago
  • spicylia's picture

    At least Karishma and Manish made their comebacks in somehow decent films. But what Rani mukherjee done is awful and appalling. She aped Vidya Balan to the core. It is appalling that still in 2012 we have such actress believing that FLASHING SKIN like never before would take you to the bygone STARDOM all of a sudden. I’m glad that audience proved once again they can’t be driven by all these brassy tactics otherwise Vidya’s meticulous work would have gone meaningless.Rani had done that before in a film opposite Shahid she donned a bikini and got trounced by the critics and audience as well I wonder why she again did that blunder in 2012.
    And Ameesha needless to say.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    The wife of one male star who has worked with the actress allegedly joked
    umm, insecure much? Probably jealous that heroines get all the attention while the star-wives have to tolerate their husbands roving eye.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Notice how rajeev never has any gossip on Ash, some people have been payd to shut up!

  • 2 years ago
  • Nabby H's picture

    Ameesha actually went to good school in the States. Bollywood hasn't worked out majorly for her so far. If I were her, I'd use whatever power/exposure I have to do something else and take my life in a different direction.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    This is a mean blind item. Why so much double-standards?
    If you google you can see the Amisha Patel sunglasses shoot and none of them look bad. The swimsuit one is so airbrushed and she is totally NOT bursting out of it.

    SRK ,Amir and Salman are the ones who look like fools trying to trick the audience into thinking that girls 25 years their junior would fall for their characters. Amisha is 10 years younger than them.

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    If I had a Master's degree, I definitely would not be prancing around Bollywood looking for scraps.

  • 2 years ago
  • moimeme's picture

    why Ameesha ha to try sooo hard? if she can't make it, do something else..the woman has a master's degree, for God's sake!

  • 2 years ago
  • kohinoor's picture

    Ameesha

  • 2 years ago
  • Nabby H's picture

    I actually feel bad for Ameesha after reading this. Surely, those pics were not tasteful but this is one crude way to make fun of someone.

  • 2 years ago
  • starlight's picture

    hes making it sound like ameesha is fat when shes actually got one of the best bods in the industry

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Sun, 2012-11-11 19:36 — Anonymous

    This is absolutely rude and inhuman to speak in such manner! Shame on Rajeev Mustand, who is a B grade "critic." This is utterly horrendous and cruel of people to say such nasty things about Ameesha, who by the way is staring in Race 2, Shortcut Romeo, Bhayaji Superhit and many more. Has her own production house, with two prominent filmmakers.
    ...............................................................................................................
    oh hi ameesha

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    True. except Sridevi all other comebacks have been disasters.
    Rani - Aiyyaa, Karishma - dangerous ishq, Manisha- Bhoot.
    Preity - Ishkq in Paris (not able to release)
    this articles is about Ameesha.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    isn't amisha still getting film offers? she's in race 2.

  • 2 years ago
  • That Girl Daily's picture

    LOL @ Karisma , Rani and Manisha
    2 more in queue - I guess Preity and Madhuri
    Yay Sridevi!!! =D
    Booooooo!!! Ameesha

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    legendary female star who successfully returned to the screen - sridevi....she had a hit

    desperate come back - ameesha....sun glass ad done by her

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    Karishma (Dangerous Ishq), Rani (Aiyyaa) & Manisha (Bhoot Returns) = three younger actresses made embarrassing and utterly forgettable attempts to regain a foothold in Bollywood.

    Sridevi = 15 years in hibernation

    Ameesha Patel = sunglasses model

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Lol who else? Ameesha Patel. That sunglass brand does not exist. Its a silly excuse for her to pose in next to nothing

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    This is absolutely rude and inhuman to speak in such manner! Shame on Rajeev Mustand, who is a B grade "critic." This is utterly horrendous and cruel of people to say such nasty things about Ameesha, who by the way is staring in Race 2, Shortcut Romeo, Bhayaji Superhit and many more. Has her own production house, with two prominent filmmakers.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Knew it.. Must be suzanne saying it. And the girl is AMEESHA.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    diminutive star? is it Rani Mukherjee?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    remember if the movie is good it will run..age is no barrier

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    easy! its Ameesha Patel. The worst part is, the sunglasses brand she's endorsing is apparently doesn't exist. its been fund by her 'friend' aka sugar daddy just to make the filmmakers noticed her and offer her something. Talk about taking desperation to another level!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Amisha Patel.... Too bad for her now even B Town r talking the same as me ...

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    duh amisha patel of course. so we are not the only ones who think she is totally gone the crazy despo route.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Flop comebaks - Rani, Karishma, Manisha. Sridevi was semi-success. Amisha Patel for sure is the next desperate comeback!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    katrina kaif ?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Amisha Patel!?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Ameesha Patel huhuhuhu..

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Amisha Patel?

  • 2 years ago
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