By Our Bollywood Reporter
The Indian marquees, meanwhile, are flush with girls with
small roles and equally small clothes. Two of the three films that went off the
marquees feature bimbettes.
Girls who in real life are career-minded are
seen in bimbette parts in Priyadarshan's "Garam Masala" and David Dhawan's
"Shaadi No.1." Kareena Kapoor and Rimi Sen got a better deal in Priyadarshan's
other release - "Kyon Ki," starring Salman Khan.
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A trade observer says: "The much-awaited festive week has
begun, but there is no reason to be euphoric. Almost Rs.450 million are at stake
but the initials of the three films have not too promising."
Masala" seems to be the best bet followed by "Shaadi No. 1" and "Kyon
Last year, the female-dominated film "Morning Raga" had hit the
marquees during this week of November. Though its box-office failure was cited
to declare that women-oriented films always turn out to be duds, the same talk
is unlikely to be heard if Salman Khan's "Kyon Ki" does not perform.
Bollywood only talks about women-oriented films that flop and conveniently
glosses over the huge number of hero-centric ones that fail.
waiting for Sai Paranjpye, Aruna Raje, Kalpana Lajmi, and new entrants, Meghna
Gulzar, Farah Khan and Revathy to make a mark - like Aparna Sen, Suhasini Mani
Ratnam and Suma Josson have.
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