Priyanka Chopra (more photos on gallery)
From Miss World to now taking over the world! Priyanka Chopra has had a phenomenally successful run in bollywood. Her latest flick, Ashutosh Gowarikar′s What′s Your Raashee? is already making waves at the Toronto Film Festival with twelve different looks packed into just one film Priyanka is all set to capture the box office. Just like her twelve varied characters, Priyanka′s image and glamour quotient too has changed to a large extent in her six years in bollywood.
In 2000, this Punjabi kudi from Jamshedpur was crowned Miss World; ready to take the world by storm. Priyanka′s first brush with cinema was a Tamil film called Thamizhan. A svelte, gold clad rather unstylish looking Priyanka romanced south-Indian actor Vijay on screen. Thamizhan became a popular film down south but Bollywood fans were still waiting for Priyanka to arrive.
The Hero: The Love Story of a Spy became Priyanka′s first Bollywood film. Cast alongside Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta, Priyanka had a supporting role in the film; however, her look in the film is best forgotten Gaudy dresses, clichd mid-length side-parted hair and absolutely unflattering eyebrows! After The Hero in 2003 Priyanka followed up in bollywood with Andaaz, Plan, Asambhav and Kismaat but it was 2004 that shot this vivacious beauty to fame.
David Dhavan′s Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Abbas Mustaan′s Aitraaz both these films were superhits and gave Priyanka a new look each. In MSK her hair was much better styled, the make up accentuated her lovely pout and her wardrobe was given a style makeover. Aitraaz took up a notch with Priyanka′s super sexy vamp look, she looked seductive and confident.
The following years, 2005, 2006 and 2007 saw Priyanka looking hip hop in Bluffmaster, playing a hyper romantic in Krrish, fighting karate in Don and doing a traditional do in Salam-e-Ishq. But in was in 2008 that Priyanka really got experimental, we saw her in six different avatars last year!
The second half of 2008 was dominated by PC starting with the much hyped Love Story 2050. In the film itself Priyanka portrayed two contrasting characters a home girl Sana and an indulgent superstar Zeisha. Red hair, brown hair, funky costumes and futuristic makeup styles despite the publicity and drama over everything about the film including Hurman and Priyanka′s relationship the film was a huge box office failure.
After the future fiasco came a delayed project which would have been better left unreleased! Rumi Jaffery′s God Tussi Great Ho! became Priyanka′s next in 2008. Paired opposite Salman Khan and Sohail Khan, Priyanka′s look resembled more of her former self that we had seen in MSK.
Just two Fridays after God Tussi Priyanka was back on screen with Bobby Deol in Chamku. The name alone was sufficient to repel audiences! Priyanka mostly wore solid coloured sarees throughout the film playing sati savitri to her onscreen better half Bobby urrf Chamku Deol. Chamku went unnoticed becoming PC′s third consecutive flop in 2008!
Everyone hoped that PC′s flops would be forgotten with the big budgeted Drona lined up for release in October that year. Drona had Priyanka playing a swanky, stylish and sexy body guard with a head band, kohl lined dark eyes and a rajput-warior-princess-like costume. The look definitely left its image but the film plummeted to deep dark box office depths; another failure in 2008.
After four flops Priyanka′s position among the top heroines seemed to be dwindling but the last two films of 2008 changed that completely. In the last week of October came Madhur Bhandarkar′s Fashion where Priyanka went from looking like a healthy small town girl to being a size-zero figured supermodel to looking like one who′s lost everything they lived for. Applause worthy performance and so many different looks, the success of Fashion had Priyanka making headlines once again. If Fashion didn′t redeem Priyanka completely from her flop fall then her next release in November definitely did! Tarun Mansukhani′s Dostana redefined sexy! Whether it was priyanka′s blossoming bottom, luscious lips or long legs, she was definitely rocking and reeling in the film. Priyanka′s look in the film was very elite, urban and fresh bringing out her sexy side but subtly. Dostana was a super success putting Priyanka back in the top spot in 2008.
This year Priyanka′s first release has been Vishal Bharadwaj′s Kaminey where once again she′s in a different avatar playing a middle class marathi mulgi who gets what she wants with simple non-glamorous dresses and a plait.
Now with twelve different looks to choose from in What′s Your Rashee? and already a hit in her pocket with Kaminey, Priyanka seems all set to work her magic in 2009 as well.
In which of the following movies did Priyanka look her best?