Priyanka in multiples – again

Any actor is aware of the danger of being typecast. For some actors it’s the kiss of death. Some survive it. Some make a decent living out of the character they created, like Johnny Lever for instance. Some must be really annoyed at the end of their careers..   ( maybe Johnny Lever?)
It’s an interesting phenomenon when you think about it. Typecasting is not just fault of the film industry but also of the audience who likes to see their hero or heroine in a particular way. And actors themselves have strengths and weaknesses. For instance it’s hard to find a good villain or good comedian so once you prove you can pull it off realistically naturally you will be approached over and over to play that particular role in variations.
But I have never heard of someone who was typecast into playing multiple characters until Priyanka came along :-) that’s a new one.
After seeing her in the  “What’s Your Rashee?”  I was weary of seeing her in another film with costume changes  and I by-passed  “7 Khoon Maf” until it came out on DVD. I liked that one so much better.
To hear that she has been cast again in a movie where she plays 3 different roles makes me laugh. I’ll go along with it, since Bollywood seems to have a fascination with those multiple roles, there is no hope for a hardcore Bollywood fan to get away from it.
Most of the time I find these type of roles just silly, merely costume changes that actually undermine the actor’s integrity.  The worst example that comes to my mind is “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”  where they made poor Shahrukh look absolutely ridiculous in his nerdy and ‘supercool’  avatar.

Priyanka Chopra’s sense of humour leaves Kunal Kohli speechless!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:12 [IST]

Actress Priyanka Chopra is quite well-known in the industry for her jovial and lively nature. But, many of us are actually unaware of PC’s humorous side.  Reportedly, Priyanka’s hidden sense of humour left filmmaker Kunal Kohli speechless.

Reportedly, when Kunal Kohli approached Priyanka for Teri Meri Kahaani, saying that she has to play three different characters in it, a jovial PC responded, “Why not more?” Priyanka explained the reason behind her urge to play multiple characters in the movie.

A leading daily informed that PC told Kohli since she played 12 different roles in What’s your Rashee? and killed 7 of her husbands in Saat Khoon Maaf, she wished the director could have come up with more than three characters for her in Teri Meri Kahaani. Priyanka’s lovely sense of humour left back Kohli with no words.



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