As I write, my head reels. I am yet to recover from the pain I went through while reviewing Anjaane: The Unknown. Sadly, Bollywood is infested with directors who pick popular Hollywood films and make sad remakes of them. Anjaane, which features you ans is a remake of The Others, is no exception.
In a recent chat with me, you told me you want to concentrate on good films. If Anjaane is your idea of a quality production, maybe it's time you started thinking.
I used to be a great fan of yours. I saw 1942: A Love Story a couple of times. Your non-regular appearances in films upset me. But what has happened to your choice of films? First, there was the disastrous Mumbai [ Images ] Xpress. Then there was Akbar Khan's poor man's epic Taj Mahal [ Images ].
Anjaane did not mention any time frame. Assuming it depicts India [ Images ] 2005, the jewellery you wore look as if they were lifted straight out of the history books.
Your performance too was far from satisfactory. Your eyes could not emote. I was desperately seeking the naïve innocence of Rajjo (1942 ) in your character Shivani and found there instead, a soul-less mannequin.
Didn't the directors -- Nilesh Ubhe, Shailesh Rane and Krishna Jani -- tell you that your voice was too shrill? For that matter, Helen's voice was shrill as well.
Why are you acting in B grade films like Market, Chahat and Anjaane these days? I still believe in your unquestionable acting prowess. And I hope you will regain the lost berth in your admirers' hearts.
Let Rajjo resurface.
Indrani Roy Mitra