Krrish 3 has made it’s entry into the Rs 200 crore club, and it’s not Hrithik Roshan who is basking in the success of the film, but Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Vivek Oberoi too, who are tasting sweet success.
The film’s success has also helped Ms Chopra score her 4th Rs 100 crore film, joining the likes of Kareena Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone.
“It is a big revival by all means,” comments an industry insider, “Though her journey has been punctuated by disasters like Zanjeer (2013), Teri MeriKahaani (2012) and 7 KhoonMaaf (2011), when she has scored, she has scored really big. Each of her films in the interim period have been successful and turned out to be 100 crore successes.”
In a male dominated industry like Bollywood, most films have been led to the 100 crore mark by the leading men. However, the credit ought to be shared.
Says a source, “let’s not forget that eventually it is a package affair. Moreover, just like Priyanka was criticized when Zanjeer turned out to be a huge flop, she should also be credited with the success of Krrish 3. It should be even-stevens, isn’t it.”
Well, this is not the case with Priyankia alone, but most other leading ladies too, whose films have made it to the Rs 100 crore club by their male counterparts.
“Nevertheless, Priyanka has a major role to play in Gunday while she is the central protagonist in Mary Kom,” the insider adds, “While former is a ‘masala’ affair, latter has her in a true-blue performance oriented part. Though one waits to see the box office response to these films, the fact remains that Priyanka would be pretty much coming on her own out there.”
When contacted, Priyanka said, “It’s a great moment. I feel very proud of being a part of such successful films. Box Office is the King.”