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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  • @indicine Priyanka was very good in Barfi but wasn’t she the supporting actress. Ileana deserves to be nominated in the Best Actress category. Pls add her as well.

  • Pc ll not get awards this year bcs in teri meri kahaani she performed worst acting in her life..and barfi she has a character not more than even one hour

  • guys seriuosly, offcourse its sridevi ji. how can you choose some one elsr if sri name is here. u can choose rani or priyanka or vidya or kareena only if sri name is not here. you all know that/

  • When a veteran and uniquely talented actress of all times returns to screen that too with such a brilliant performance, then it becomes holy duty of every cinegoer to vote for her. Friends we have been voting for kareena and, Katrinas these days, now its time to vote for Sridevi for sake indian cinema. One can’t even imagine the Shashi’s role being done by any other acress.This speaks volumes for her. She is a living legend.

  • 1) Deepika Padukone-Cocktail (Just LOVED the film and her act)
    2) Priyanka Chopra-Barfi! (she was excellent, although her role was quite short compared to the others)
    3) Kareena Kapoor-Heroine (Lots of layers and shades)
    4) Bipasha Basu-Raaz 3 (although I think she should get best villian award)
    5) Parineeti Chopra-Ishaqzaade (Highly confident act for a newcomer)
    I haven’t watched Kahaani, English Vinglish or Aiyyaa yet so I don’t want to comment on their performances (although I’m sure they did excellent, also I did not add Katrina Kaif for JTHJ or Preity Zinta for Ishkq In Paris as those films have not yet released).

  • Bipasha Basu or Priyanka Chopra! They both were the soul of their films…!
    Bad Script left Kareena’s performance of no use…Deepika and prineeti too young to deserve an award…Vidya wont be repeated again like past winning 3 yrs! Its either BIPASHA BASU or PRIYANKA CHOPRA ! Katrina for actress no ahahha! kidding me…She is expressionless! For Filmfare awards nxt yr i think its will for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE-PRIYANKA CHOPRA OR BIPASHA BASU and for FILMFARE BEST ACTRESS CRITICS-VIDYA BALAN OR DEEPIKA PADUKONE OR VICE VERSA

  • It has to be Bipasha Basu for sure….!! she in her 10 yrs career had always been discriminated from awards…..wasnt even nominated as best actress for jism at filmafare…! She has always been dicriminated for lamhaa..too ! Now it raaz 3 she was superb its a musstttt

  • Bipasha Basu or Priyanka! It has to be either of these two!! Priynka had already won a best actress award…i want bips to win now

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  • Sridevi all the way.. She has made English Vinglish an anthem in every household.. Who else but Sridevi only can do it!

  • all india know that sridevi is better than all of them, so why indian people dont say that sidevi is always deserve ????

  • sridevi at last time i want to tell u, no one is like u, ur uniqe and love bolloywood couse it has u

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  • @indicine pls remove priyanca chopra’s name from this list. Her role in Barfi is that of supporting actress.

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