Kareena Kapoor is now undoubtedly ruling the roost as the No.1 Bollywood heroine.However her upcoming marriage to Saif is surely going to diminish her prospects a tad bit. With Aishwarya Rai on a maternity leave(and almost touching 40),Priyanka Chopra too turning 30 in a few more days ,Vidya Balan also being an unconventional actress close to 35,Rani and Kajol out of the spotlight for some time now the throne for the
"No.1 Bollywood Actress"is becoming vacant. And with Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan alrady crowned as the Gen-Y superstars,the search is on to find the next No.1 actress or female superstar of Bollywood. Who do you think it will be???
DEEPIKA PADUKONE-Her fiercely independent and ravishing performance in Cocktail was carried out with much aplomb by Deepika Padukone. Although she's never really come up with a great performance before,Cocktail is sure to change that perception.That along with the fairly big range of films(retro,period,thriller,comedy),big hits with big stars,and those long,long legs and sultry looks make her a perfect fit for the throne of No.1.
ANUSHKA SHARMA-She along with Parineeti and Kangana undeniably have the best acting chops among the Gen-Y actresses.In just a few films she has proven her versitality and spontaneity by acting in 4 consecutive back-to-back hits.Commercially she's been saleable and critically too she has been widely acclaimed.Added advantage?She's damn cute,has a great figure and can dance very well.
SONAM KAPOOR-Although I don't find her to be a great actress and though all her films save one have flopped at the BO I've got to admit Sonam is a born star.She's got a certain WOWWW factor that is her appeal and her mainstay despite a bad run at the box office.Plus with her lithe figure,gorgeous features,god-given fashion sense with a terrific wardrobe and incredible poise for modelling Sonam's certainly Heroine No.1 material.
PARINEETI CHOPRA-Cousin of superstar Priyanka Chopra,Parineeti seems to be as much of a diva as her sister. She's a tremendous actress,one of the best actually,regardless of her age. In 2 films she's shown the kind of spark and potential and polished acting that actresses double her age cannot show.She was terrific in Ishaqzaade and Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl,and she's very naturally cute.So hopefully she'll be the future no.1.
KANGANA RANAUT-In terms of acting ability I believe Kangana is miles ahead of her cookie-cutter contemporaries however I don't think she has it in her to be No.1. Not because she's not a good actor,but because she much rather belongs to the league of actors who are in between commercial and parallel cinema,and who haven't really proven their popularity.Which is a shame really considering that she's gorgeous,has a great fashion sense,is extremely versatile,has a large no.of hits and is a fab actress with a National Award to boot.
SONAKSHI SINHA-Sonakshi managed to hold her own in Dabanng though I didn't find her great in Rowdy Rathore. Both these films have been massive blockbusters at the box-office with both crossing the 100cr mark and with Joker also coming out this year,Sonakshi's BO strength will even surpass Kareena's. However although she's pretty and talented I think she won't get to show her talent by being in male centric films.
ASIN-Her first film with Aamir Khan became a huge hit but after that Asin disappeared in thin air just to appear again with several 100cr films in her kitty. She has it in her to be no.1 but frankly I think she starts to work in more female-centric films.
Although I haven't really ranked them in any order I do think that Deepika Padukone has the highest no. of chances to be the next No.1 heroine because she has a certain WOW factor and looks to be a superstar. Although the others might be more talented than her,D-Pad has got a more star quality to her.She's got the looks,the acting chops,the hot quotient,BO hits and star appeal to her.So best of luck Deepika!!!!!
Well who do you think is going to be the future No.1 Heroine of Bollywood or the next female superstar????
Many of you'll might have wondered why I didn't include Katrina in this. Its because Kat I believe is already a No.1 along with Bebo and is already a huge star with big hits and is also slowly moving towards 30.