But what disappointed me was that the magazine chose to put Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the cover. Well nothing wrong with her being there but she isn't exactly the best actress of her generation and when compared to Rekha, Smita Patil, Nutan, Sharmila Tagore, Hema Malini and Helen (whose also a National Award winning actress but not many are aware of this fact because she made cabarets look like so much fun and did it so gracefully), Mrs Bachchan Junior is seriously overshadowed.
So I was kind of confused at the reason this mediocre actress was there, and I'm assuming her 'brand' managers have done a good job of getting her that job - of pouting for one photo for the cover of Filmfare. She hasn't done any acting since having her kid and the Prestige pressure cooker ads with her hubby aren't exactly great. It's such a put-on act that it looks like what it is - stilted.
I'm sorry that I haven't watched more of her movies because she's truly uninhibited in front of the camera. I partially saw 'Fashion' and thought she overshadowed Priyanka Chopra totally in the movie (and she seems to have done it again in 'Krrish 3', where reviews have praised her liberally). She deserved the National Award she won for 'Fashion'. I'm not so sure about Ms Chopra though, who also won for her 'dal-chawal' role of a small-time girl who sleeps her way to the top, in the same movie. I was like, is that acting or a stinging reality for most of these movie stars anyway?
She dresses, acts and looks wow at all of her public appearances, and she does this effortlessly without ever having won a jaded beauty contest, so how could anyone in their right mind not want to promote her? I'm rooting for a sparkling, spirited, feisty and outspoken Kangana any day.