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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  • Bipasha Basu…she was best of all…she deserves all awards cos in past she has been discriminated a lot for her movies…like jism n corporate…its her time now!

  • Not much ago PC was traiking behind Sri ji by 423 votes and now all of a suuden she is now leading.
    Anybody with common sense will not deny ‘Daal mein kala’ game.

  • yes, and it not take whole 2 days, she jumped ahead of sridevi in a short time of less than an hour, it’s obvious the vote is rigged.

  • Dear haters .. Face it, PC is the clear winner … She even topped the poll a couple of weeks back.. Need I say more? PC should clean up her shelf coz she’s gonna sweep at least some if not all the best actress awards next year..
    My other favourites are Sridevi and Vidya.. If not PC then they should win the awards! and they will!
    Pathetic Kareena fans.. You may now commit suicide! HAHA

  • Sridevi’s fans are fine with the poll results and are not upset because Shridevi is an wonderful actress and Priyanka is also but instead Kareena fans are jealous that PC is number one.

    Kareena can’t touch Sridevi in EV and Priyanka in Barfi.

  • Priyanka deserves this award. She did an amazing job. Get out of here Kareena fans. You guys are jealous that Kareena couldn’t win an award with Madur as her director.

  • i appriciate sridevi did a good job in english vinglish………………but the showstopper was PRIYANKA CHOPRA for barfi………………………….so i think PRIYANKA CHOPRA shoud win best actress award for barfi this year…..

  • “And what does one say about the comeback star, Sridevi. Motherhood in real life has mellowed her and it looks as though for 15 years she has been really brushing up her acting skills. From looking vulnerable at her daughter’s insults, her husband’s taking-for-granted attitude, crying about her own helplessness on a street of Manhattan or dancing her own version of Michael Jackson step
    — she has portrayed all the emotions so effortlessly that at present there is no one on par with her talent.”

    –The Dawn

  • Jealous madhuri fans are voting for pc.
    fake voting, cross voting won’t win any award for her.

    finally Sri will take all the awards.

  • kareena the true winner please vote her no story in heroine but kareena performance awsome plz vote her guys hate pc

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

  • Nominations 1-Kareena Kapoor(Heroine)2-Sri Devi(English Vinglish)3-Vidya Balan(Kahani)4-Prinyaka Chopra(Barfi)5-Katrina Kaif(JTHJ)6-Rani Mukarji(Aiyya) Winners Best Actress Kareena Kapoor For Heroine/Best Actress Crictes Sridevi Or Prinyka Best Supporting Actress Bipasha For Raaz 3 Or Deepikaa For Cocktail Or Anuskha For JTHJ Best Actor Shahrukh Or Ranbir

  • priyanka chopra should win
    kareena kapoor has done nothing other actresses havnt already done pc in fashion vb in tdp even wen vidya won for the dirty picture i think pc should have won for skm as she was amazing in that filmso real and no fake acting like kareena has done it heroine just zooming into bloodshot green eyes doesnt make u worthy of a best actress award pc was flawless in barfi and it is different and desserves all the awards

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