Who is the reigning Bollywood superstar when it comes to our beauties – Kareena Kapoor or Katrina Kaif? It seems both the ladies are at loggerheads to prove their acting talents to Bollywood wh0s-who. While some may consider comparing the two beauty queens to be preposterous and biased, we are definitely not the first ones to do so! Electronic media and print media are full of comparative reports and speculations. Well, without any delays, let’s dissect and compare!
A former supermodel, she is undoubtedly the “surprise package” of Bollywood and a one-of-her-kind. She’s come with a lot of baggage and insecurities and yet she has managed to climb right on top. How did Katrina Kaif manage to dethrone her co-stars?
Katrina debuted as a demure starlet in Kaizad Gustad’s Boom and a predicted “failure” in the film industry. However, Kaif turned the tide in her favor with her hard work in the last 7 years and delivering five back-to-back super hits – Namastey London, Apne, Partner, Race, and Welcome. From barely being able to speak Hindi, she has improved a lot – see her moves as Sheila Ki Jawani in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan. Even though Tees Maar Khan flopped, Katrina Kaif was highly applauded for her moves. She exudes sexuality, the oomph factor which other Bollywood beauties lack. She will now be seen as Chikni Chameli, yet another super hot item number that we will be treated to in January 2012.
Coming from a non-filmy background, what Katrina Kaif has achieved is only a distant dream for newbies and even for once-upon-a-time top Bollywood grossing actresses. Recent media reports of her splitting with beau Salman Khan raised eyebrows, and people began to wonder whether her relationship with Salman was just to gain media attention and rise up the success ladder! Please guys, let’s for once leave her personal life out of this and concentrate on her acting caliber. Yes, Katrina Kaif has improved a lot – she can ACT and that matters. She is the quintessential Bollywood girl.
From being nominated as the Zee Cine Award for Most Promising Debut in Sarkar (2005), she won the 2010 Star Screen Awards: Entertainer of the Year and the Stardust Awards: Best Actress.
Acting is in Kareena Kapoor’s genes! Belonging from the famous Kapoor family, she followed her lineage and made some difficult genre choices early in her career. Beginning with a non-glam role in Refugee (2000) with Abhishek Bacchan, Kareena chose to play more serious roles with Sudhir Mishra’s Chameli (2004). Critics panned her choice to be disastrous for her film career but she proved them wrong with the continuous spate of hits – Hulchul, Bewafaa, Omkara, Jab We Met, 3 Idiots, Kurbaan, We are Family, and the Golmaal Trilogy.
Since her debut, she has won the Filmfare Aware for Best Female Debut for Refugee and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress: Jab We Met (2007).
Kareena’s acting style is professional and amazingly, she has worked in several genres – drama, comedy, romance, historical drama, and romantic comedy. Her acting oeuvre is expansive than Katrina Kaif. Except for Rajneeti, Katrina has mostly donned glamorous and scintillating roles.
Both Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor are divas in their own right! They have acting talent, they are improvising, and they have the stamina and outright professionalism to succeed in our film industry. While Kareena has experimented, Katrina is yet to break the mould and delve into more serious and non-glamorous roles.
Right now, both the Bollywood Queens are at “par”. The career choices they make in the next 2-3 years will declare the ultimate Bollywood acting diva!