January 02, 2012

Drunken Acts: New trend among B-Town Actress’s

Actors, Villains and Vamps drown their woes in alcohol, now its turn of Actress to do it..

Making a scene after getting drunk has been a frequent subject in many films over the last couple of years.  Dharmendra’s drunken act in Sholay is unforgettable, Amitabh Bachchan’s in Sharaabi and Amar Akbar Anthony is still remembered and Salman Khan’s in Saajan are legendary.

Aamir Khan left no stone unturned when he had to deliver a drunken scene under the influence of alcohol in ‘Rangeela’. He has never been in the habit of drinking,  but as he is perfectionist he actually consumed a liter of vodka before shooting for the song 'Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge' in 'Raja Hindustani'.

We cannot forget Shahrukh Khan brought realism in Devdas, he gulped down few drinks to make scene look as natural as possible. So as Rajesh Khanna’s act in ‘Amar Prem’, I still memorize 'Kuch To Log Kahenge’, his dialogue ‘Pushpa I hate tears' became his trademark after this film.

But have you ever seen Hema Malini or Rekha happily downing shots on screen? I guess its very rare, where as Helen or Bindu perhaps can because they portrayed as bad girl.

Bhartiya satisavitri naaris rarely got drunk in old films. Meena Kumari gracefully played a complete alcoholic woman in ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Gulam’, remember ‘Na jaao saiyaan chuda ke baiyaan..’?

Kajol effectively executed a drunken stupor in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Zara Sa Jhoom Loo Main’ is a complete riot, where she begins to groove with her favorite co-star Shah Rukh Khan.

Now as baton was handed over from the actors to the actresses, we are seeing Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Mallika Sherawat and even Sonam Kapoor getting high on alcohol.

Mallika’s ‘Main talli ho gayi’ for ‘Ugly Aur Pagli’ is dedicated to her drunken avatar.

Deepika brought it back into craze when she happily swigged away with Saif Ali Khan in ‘Chor bazaari do nainon ki ‘in ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and then with Imran Khan in ‘Break Ke Baad’.

For ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ Priyanka Chopra drank everything from beer to neat vodka.

These baby steps into the hitherto unexplored realm of drunk actress got on to a more firm footing in 2011 – when Kareena Kapoor shook her booty to ‘Criminal’ after downing vodka shots,  for ‘Rockstar’ newbie Nargis Fakhri got happily drunk and did ‘Katiya Karoon’.

Katrina Kaif drinks straight from the bottle in ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan ‘and she has high on local liquor, she happily sings ‘Chikni Chameli…’ after chadake pauha.

Sonam drinks one tequila after another in ‘Players’.

Dirty gal Vidya Balan, got drank and smoked throughout the second half of ‘The Dirty Picture’.

I am not surprised with this sudden change in actress’s onscreen behavior. I guess it’s another instance of art reflecting real life or may be its just another way filmmakers have set up to bring in the female audiences to the theaters.

-K Himaanshu Shukla...

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