Bipasha Basu has turned 30 on 7th. Though she still may be very sexy, she doesn't have too many movies in hand like she did in her 20s. She will be seen in art film Pankh, Rahul Dholakia's Lamhaa and Aa Dekhe Zara with Neil Nitin Mukesh. We check out what other 30 plus actresses have in their kitty.
Aishwarya Rai: Last seen in Sarkar Raj, she is a busy Queen Bee even at 35. Currently busy shooting for Mani Ratnam's Ravana with hubby Abhi, she is also busy with Shankar's Endhiran alongside Rajnikanth. Her international film, Pink Panther 2 will release in India in March. She also has Vipul Shah's film with Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt's home production. So that's one film up for release, four films in the making and she will sign a couple more.
Preity Zinta: Her performance in Heroes and The Last Lear won her several accolades and Deepa Mehta's Heaven and Earth has won Preity immense praise on the international festival circuit but why aren't we seeing more of the bubbly and zingy Preity in masala films anymore? The reason is she is 33 and 20 something actresses like Kareena and Katrina have taken her place. Her lack of work in Bollywood helps her pay attention to her IPL team. She has finished filming Har Pall with Eesha Koppikar and Shiney Ahuja and for an item number in Main aur Mrs Khanna. In 2009, she will be seen more frequently on the cricket field than on the silver screen.
Rani Mukerji: The former Queen Bee only does films for her special friends: Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra. Karan hasn't worked with Rani since Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in 2006 and Rani's last YRF film, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic flopped and how! She will turn 31 this year and one YRF film with Shahid Kapur and the animated version of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai called Koochie Koochie Hota Hai is all that she has in her kitty.
Sushmita Sen: 33 year old Sush hasn't had a single release in 2008 but she made the news for her affair with Mudassar Aziz. Her last two films, Zindaggi Rocks and RGV ki Aag were major stinkers. Dulha Mil Gaya will finally release in 2008, her other film Karma, Konfessions and Holi is ready for release but hasn't found any takers in these times of recession and her dream project on Jhansi ki Rani will remain a dream as she is finding it difficult to finance the film. Moreover, she has gained so much weight that she looks like an aunty! And we know how Bollywood loves its skinny heroines, leaving no place for an ageing and plump Sush.
Lara Dutta: The former beauty queen will turn 31 this year. She will flaunt her toned hot bod in Blue and prove that she can act in Banda Yeh Bindaas hai and Billu Barber. These are not blockbuster or career making films. Because no one wants to work with her, she is writing a script for herself! She is in the news for her affair with Dino Morea. She is pretty, hot, smart and a good actress but the poor thing hasn't had any luck in Bollywood.
Kajol: She has put her marriage before her career and does films only for her hubby Ajay Devgan, Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and some special friends in Bollywood like Aamir Khan. But when she puts on her acting shoes, the spontaneous actress makes a clean sweep at all the award functions, like she did with her performance in Fanaa. She had a special appearance in Rab ne Bana Di Jodi and has a big release this year: Karan Johar's My Name is Khan along with the animated version of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai called Koochi Koochie Hota Hai. Another animated film, Toonpur ka Superhero and a cameo in 3 Idiots is also something the actress turned homemaker has up her sleeve.
Vidya Balan: The 31 year old actress' has sadly been more in the news for her fashion then her acting skills - of which she has plenty. Milan Luthria's Bihaad with Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Chenab Gandhi with Big B and Harman Baweja and Vishal Bhardwaj's Ishqiya with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi are the films she has up her sleeve. It is impressive that she is working with such excellent actors and directors after being in the industry for less than for years. These films will surely display her fine acting talent in a new light.