Best Actress 2012 – Who deserves the award?

Article by Bollywood trade analyst and film critic Joginder Tuteja

2012 would well go down as a year when award organisers can well find themselves pushed to the wall, what with number of leading ladies coming up with a bravura act. In the problem of aplenty, Sridevi’s tremendous comeback with ‘English Vinglish’ has done the trick, what with a unanimous verdict being passed that her performance deserves all the awards.

The trouble though is that such ‘unanimous verdict’ has been passed many times over right from the time when Vidya Balan impressed one and all with ‘Kahaani’. Later Deepika Padukone won everyone’s heart as Veronica in ‘Cocktail’. Also, Bipasha Basu‘s menacing act in ‘Raaz 3’ ensured that the film fetched a blockbuster status for itself. Just when one had settled down to the fact that it was going to be a three way competition, Kareena Kapoor struck with ‘Heroine’. And now with Sridevi not putting one foot wrong with ‘English Vinglish’, there are as many as five actresses in the run already.

Best Actress 2012

Best Actress 2012

This isn’t all as there are still quite a few performances waiting to be noticed. Though Rani Mukerji gets it perfectly right in ‘Aiyyaa’, the very fact that the film is intolerable could unfortunately keep her out of the equation. On the other hand Katrina Kaif has an author backed part in ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and time and again, Yash Chopra has extracted brilliant performances from his leading ladies.

With so many ladies in the fray, leave aside selecting the one who would win an award, even finalising Top-5 nominations would be a huge headache for the organisers.

However there is always a quick fix solution, courtesy half a dozen prominent award giving setups emerging in last decade or so. Ultimately, it would all boil down to ‘let’s make everyone happy’ scheme where no one returns empty handed. While one would get a popular award, another a critics award, third in the ‘best jodi’ award, fourth as a ‘best actress in a negative role’ award and new categories being created for the rest, the stage would be akin to a candy bar where everyone gets everything.

Still, would someone of Sridevi’s calibre actually like to make a march towards the candy bar?

Of course there would be some who may say – ‘In any case, who takes these awards seriously?”

Well, ask these leading ladies. We are sure they do!

Who deserves the Best Actress Award for 2012? Vote and tell us!

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  • I hope they limit the Best Actress to 5 actresses as usual. Just because they have quality performances this year doesn’t mean they have to increase the number as well. I also hope they scratch out this rule of giving award to each and every actor just to make them happy. Where is the competition? Where is the credibility? There should be just two awards for either gender- Lead and Supporting performance.

    And I think the nominees will be-

    1. Sridevi, English Vinglish
    2. Vidya Balan, Kahaani
    3. Priyanka Chopra, Barfi! (unless she is Supporting because she was in half the movie.)
    4. Rani Mukherjee, Talaash
    5. Parineeti Chopra, Ishaqzaade

    6. Kareena Kapoor, Heroine
    7. Rani Mukherjee, Aiyyaa
    8. Deepika Padukone, Cocktail
    9. Katrina Kaif, Jab Tak Hain Jaan
    10. Bipasha Basu, Raaz 3

  • all r equally deserving and vidya balan may win it but i am sure the best actress filmfare award for 2012 wil go to srk for jthj and best supporting actress wil b katrina for jthj. Unfortunately there r only male & female categories otherwise srk would have won all the awards in the ‘other’ category.

  • According to me the best performances by actresses this year were (in no order):

    Priyanka Chopra for Barfi
    Vidya Balan for Kahaani
    Deepika Padukone for Cocktail
    Parineeti Chopra for Ishaqzaade
    Richa Chaddha for GoW1
    Kareena Kapoor for Heroine
    Sri Devi for English Vinglish

    Rani Mukerji might get nominated for Talaash.

  • why Vidya Balan? she doesn’t deserve for Kahaani!! why.. is it just because she won the best actress award last year for her dirty picture?

    2 actresses only deserve: Sridevi for EV and Karina Kapoor for Heroine

  • It’s all the way SriDevi show……………
    either she or vidya for kahaani…but my pick Sridevi…………

  • Kahni biggest female centric hit in india, English Vinglish, biggest female centric hit ever in overseas. either one of them 2 deserve it, but my pick is sridevi as she acts soo naturally with her whole body and simplicity is hard to play.

  • Kareena deserves all awards specially filmfare..she acted very well and delivered her best performance till date..priyankas role in barfi is very less..this year only kareena deserves..

  • Guys please delete PC from here…please please please…..!!!!!! And visiters please please vote for BEBO…I want her to win.. It will be her marriage gift..guys please vote for her… I join my hands for her… :”””(

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