In the mega clash of ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Saawariya’ in 2007, debutante Deepika Padukone had emerged a clear box office-winner against first-timer Sonam Kapoor. Seven years later, the question is – will Deepika continue to remain a step ahead on the success ladder with ‘Finding Fanny’ or will Sonam take a lead this time with ‘Khoobsurat’?
Both the films are releasing within a week’s time this month.
Deepika’s film is releasing Sep 12, while Sonam’s new offering hits the screens Sep 19 – and both actresses are going out of their way to ensure their movies are promoted in the best possible manner.
‘Finding Fanny’, an English language entertainer by Indian filmmaker Homi Adajania, is definitely not a film that every actress will risk — especially after delivering four back-to-back Bollywood hits ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’. But Deepika took it.
Nevertheless, one should give it to Sonam for choosing to step into the shoes of the enigmatic Rekha for ‘Khoobsurat’, the new age twist on the 1980 film ‘Khubsoorat’ — one of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s evergreen films and which continues to have a dedicated fan following even after more than three decades.