Deepika Padukone Declared 'Box-office Queen of 2013'

Who are the other Bollywood actresses in the Rs 100 crore club? Read on to find out…


2013-the-box-office-queensDEEPIKA PADUKONE
Box-office
With back-to-back 100 crore hits in ‘Race 2, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, ‘Ram-Leela’, and ‘Chennai Express’ in the 200 crore club, we declare Deepika Padukone ‘Box-office Queen of 2013’.
Acting prowess
Deepika Padukone’s career is going from strength to strength with noteworthy performances in ‘Ram-Leela’, ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Aarakshan’. Here is a star who is evolving as an actress with every film.
Deepika in 2013—2014
Deepika was unstoppable at the box-office with blockbuster hits like ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’. We are really impressed with the way this starlet’s career is shaping up! Hit filmmakers and Kollywood are knocking at Deepika’s doors. Her upcoming films are Rajnikanth’s ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ and Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’.

PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Box-office
Priyanka Chopra has been fortunate to have starred in films like ‘Don 2’, ‘Barfi!’ and ‘Agneepath’, which garnered more than Rs 100 crore at the box-office. Recently, she entered the 200 crore club with ‘Krrish 3’. Like Kareena, Piggy Chops can also single-handedly bring in the audience.
Acting prowess
While she can play a glam doll to the hilt, she does, once in a while, exercise her acting chops in films like ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Barfi!’.
Upcoming films
2013 saw Priyanka Chopra starring in ‘Zanjeer’ (the biggest flop of the year) and ‘Krrish 3′ (the highest grosser of all time). Piggy Chops will play Olympic boxing medallist Mary Kom in an upcoming biopic, which releases in 2014. She will also be seen in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Gunday’.

KAREENA KAPOOR
Box-office
Kareena Kapoor is the begum of the Bollywood box-office with one film (‘3 Idiots’) in the 200 crore club and three films (‘Bodyguard’, ‘Ra.One’ and ‘Golmaal 3’) in the 100 crore club. Being on good terms with the Khans has definitely helped Bebo on her box-office journey. She is also one of the few actresses who can single handedly pull in the crowd to the cinema halls.
Acting Prowess
Post ‘Jab We Met’, Kareena Kapoor has really not exercised her acting chops. While she has starred in big ticket films, only ‘Heroine’ and ‘Talaash’ managed to test her in the acting department.
Kareena in 2013—2014
2013 hasn’t been kind to Kareena Kapoor. Bebo, who seems to be resting on her laurels, featured in box-office turkeys ‘Satyagraha’ and ‘Gori Teri Pyaar Mein’.However, 2014 looks promising as she has been signed on to star in ‘Shuddhi’, ‘Bombay Samurai’ and ‘Badtameez Dil’.

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SONAKSHI SINHA
Box-office
Sonakshi Sinha entered the 100 crore club in 2010 with the blockbuster hit ‘Dabangg’. Since then, there is no stopping Shotgun’s daughter at the box-office. She went on to star in ‘Dabangg 2’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Son Of Sardaar’, all of which found entry into the 100 crore club. Who says being Salman Khan’s protege doesn’t help?
Acting Prowess
Sonakshi has, so far, tasted success playing village belle to the hilt. With her career-defining performance in ‘Lootera’, she silenced critics and annouced her arrival in Bollywood.
Sonakshi in 2013
2013 saw Sonakshi starring in moderately successful films like ‘Lootera’ and ‘Bullett Raja’. Her ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara!’ was widely panned by audience and critics. However, she looks set to reclaim box-office glory with ‘R…Rajkumar’.

ASIN
Box-office
After starring in hit Tamil and Telugu films, Asin made her debut in Bollywood with the 2008 revenge drama ‘Ghajini’, which was one of the first films in the 100 crore club. She went on to secure her place in the exclusive club with hits like ‘Ready’, ‘Bol Bachchan’ and ‘Housefull 2’.
Acting Prowess
Asin won over audience and critics with her girl-next-door act in ‘Ghajini’. Post the 2008 hit, she found refuge in glam doll roles.
Upcoming films
Asin was M.I.A in 2013. Her next Bollywood film is ‘Mere Apne’, opposite Abhishek Bachchan. We also hear Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan has roped in Asin for his upcoming film ‘Uthama Villain’.
KATRINA KAIF
Box-office
Being a Khan favourite has given the much-needed boost to Katrina Kaif’s career. She starred opposite Salman Khan in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, and had a prominent role in Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. Both films entered the 100 crore club.
Acting Prowess
Katrina has displayed her so-called histrionic talent in films like ‘Namastey London’, ‘Raajneeti’ and ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’.
Katrina in 2013—2014
Katrina, who has been lying low for most of 2013, looks set to close the year with a hit in ‘Dhoom 3′. 2014 will be a busy year for Katrina with ‘Bang Bang’, ‘Jagga Jasoos’, ‘Phantom’ and ‘Fitoor’ in the pipeline.
—India Syndicate

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