This week apart from Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh also saw Shamin-Priyanka Desai directed Rush at the theaters. Sagarika Ghatge, one of the long forgotten faces of the 2007 mega-hit Chak De! India, will be seen opposite Emraan Hashmi alongside Neha Dhupia in the flick. Rush revolves around media, politics and crime and is a tale of how a reporter’s life is left in disarray due to a chain of events.
To add to this, even Vidya Malvade, the Captain of that dream team from Yashraj’s stable, would be seen next month in Vikram Bhatt’s 1920 – Evil Returns, a sequel to his earlier horror flick 1920.
We thought it would be interesting to chart the success and the not so great stories of these starlets, if one would go back in time a bit.
The Preeti Sabharwal, the UK-return Chandigarh’s lassy lady, the main striker, post Chak De’s success went onto being an ambassador for Reebok, and was the first female to be signed by the brand for its promotion of the Lifestyle Stores. Had a few small roles in duds like ‘Fox’ (if you are trying to figure, it was a Bollywood movie featuring Sunny paaji and Arjun Rampal, in the leads… still wondering? Well, you are not to be blamed then, was a box office disaster) and Miley Naa Miley Hum (yes, Shri Paswan’s son movie). She has been in a long hiatus post that and one would hope that ‘Rush’, brings some glitter back into her film jagat career too, speeds it up.
At 35 (yes, you heard that correct!) she was perhaps, the most experience & elegant of the ‘Chak De’ clan and had already worked on quite a few projects. Chak De! India didn’t quite added that spark she might be hoping for. Many considered her role as Minissha Laamba’s mother in ‘Kidnap’ as a big mistake. The lady went onto do small roles in Tum Milo To Sahi, No Problem and Striker. However, she did had some good news on the personal front as she married Lagaan’s AD Sanjay Dayma in this period.
Would be next seen in Vikram Bhatt’s 1920: Evil Returns, it’s noteworthy that Bhatt was instrumental in giving her a break initially in Inteha and Footpath (also Emraan Hashmi’s debut). Let’s see if she can pack a punch even at 40.