All people can talk about after watching Dear Zindagi is how good Alia Bhatt is in the film. The film was her story, although it had Shah Rukh Khan to propel it forward. Many are convinced that Ms Bhatt is going to sweep away all the awards because apart from DZ, there’s also Udta Punjab which floored everyone. But what people aren’t taking into account is Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 is already making people talk. And thus we think she can steal Alia’s thunder during the awards season this year. (Also read: Will Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi AFFECT Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh?)
Kahaani 2 is a sequel to the hit film of 2012 which was simply mind blowing. The twist at the end left everyone gaping. Not many could figure out that Vidya’s hunt for her husband was all sham till the last scene. Personally speaking, it took me some time to recover from the shock when the mystery was revealed. Kahaani 2 is thus widely anticipated and from the reviews, it is clear that they Sujoy Ghosh and Vidya Balan haven’t disappointed us this time too. Every reviewer has unanimously praised Vidya Balan in the film. There is no two ways about the fact that she is a capable actress but from what we hear, she has surpassed her previous performances in the film. In fact, Bollywoodlife reviewer couldn’t stop raving about her. The review says, “Vidya Balan is as usual top notch in her portrayal of a vulnerable as well as destructive mother. Watch out for the pre-climax scene in an abandoned house. That particular scene has a spine chilling performance by Balan.” You all are aware how Vidya had won awards for four consecutive years for Paa, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. And the sequel to this 2012 film might win her yet another trophy. (Also read: Kahaani 2 movie review: Vidya Balan’s spine chilling performance and Arjun Rampal’s cop act stand out in this thriller)
But then again it will be wrong to underestimate Alia Bhatt. She stunned everyone by playing Bauria in Udta Punjab. A girl who has been ravaged by men at every step, has been played so convincingly by this 23 year old that it’s unbelievable. People could only talk about how spectacular she was in the film. Then came Dear Zindagi and she managed to hold her ground in the towering presence of Shah Rukh Khan. Every scene of hers with SRK has been nothing short of an experience. (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan beats Fawad Khan but fails to defeat Shahid Kapoor)
Hence, this time it will be a tough choice for the jury to decide who deserves the Best Actress award. But before that, you can tell us who do you think deserve it more than the other. Vote now!