Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Asin the best ever?

By Anant Mathur (August 31, 2011)

It wasn't too long ago that Ghajini became the first Hindi Film to cross 100 Crores in nett collections. No one was surprised that it took an Aamir Khan (arguably the best actor in Hindi cinema) starer to achieve this monumental task.

But few may be aware of the fact that only one actress has ever had her first 3 Hindi films collect over 270 crores in nett collections - her name Asin Thottumkal. Asin is also the only Indian actress to have two films that have collected more than 115 Crores nett each (Ghajini = 117.48 Crores and Ready = 130 Crores) - something that Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kajol haven't been able to accomplish has been made possible by this ethereal beauty.

So what's so special about this young talent?  
Well, you only need to watch Ready to realize the sheer potential of this actress. Not since Juhi Chawala has an actress done justice in a comic role like Asin has done in Ready - but that's not the limit of her talents. She can do romance, drama, tragedy and she dances as well as, if not better than, any other actress. As Salman Khan mentions in Ready she can be Khurrat, Kaminy and Honhar also. She looks just as stunning in Western outfits as she does in traditional Indian wear - not many can stake that claim in Bollywood.

Here's wishing this wonderful bundle of talent, much more success in the future.

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