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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  • Deepikaaaaaaaa for sure! Cocktail made 76 cr in India only because of her!!None of other actresses made that much money on their power!!

  • Kareena lives every moment of the film….and well i would like to say that barfi didn’t run coz of PC!!!!it ran coz of Ranbir….so guys raise ur hands up for BEBO JI!!!!

  • SRIDEVI in English Vinglish is really a masterpiece.
    She has pulled the movie on box office on her own as she had done in in past.
    Sridevi version 2 is awesome vowsome.
    IN EV she has demonstrated thousands shades of emotion flawlessly which any other actress in current lot can hardly do. SHE IS SCHOOL OF ACTING.
    first time in bollywood a housewife is the protagonist of the movie. It a sign that bollywood is maturing.
    Let’s call spade a spade.
    lets vote Sri for cause of Indian cinema.

  • Priyanka as she was simply amazing. I don’t think any other actress could have done the role. PC was just wonderful in Barfi. She created magic on the screen unlike any actress.

    Priyanka truly deserves the award and even the national award. She just made me love her in Barfi. Her body language and the few dialogues she said. Just brilliant. Now this is what I call acting.

    Priyanka should win all the awards this year.

  • AwwaBarfi inspired by manu films incl sadma, koyla and many hollywood films. Priynca in barfi is quite monotonos and she doesn’t look real autistic. Becuese of wig and makeup she cld mesmerize section of audiance. Sridevi could have done this role with much more efficasy and would have given the role altogether new dimension.
    but we can’t even imagine Shahsi’s role being done by any other actress.

  • Sridevi all the way…kareena does not act…she just flounces herself around…one look and same expressions in all her films….baa

  • So many followers for priyanka in twitter fans are voting through twitter sri is greatbut kareena is true winner dont worry pc defently not going to win best actress popular

  • barfi super hit and eng ving hit but heroine average becoz of critics but here poll shows that kareena is winner she got nearly 815 votes that to bad script but kareena performance pulls audience to theater so kareena winner please stop voting priyanka she is not good in barfi for barfi ranbir is best actor not pc she is worst part of the movie please support talent kareena kareena kareena winner winner winner please vote for performance not for hit movie barfi is the best movie but not best actress movie

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