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Soha, Shah Rukh, Kareena: Many shades of FILMI journalists

October 10, 2013 17:45 IST

Soha, Shah Rukh, Kareena: Many shades of FILMI journalists

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Soha Ali Khan plays a television journalist in her newest release War Chhod Na Yaar.

How she pulls off the role is something we'll know only after the film releases on October 11.

Meanwhile, here's looking at the many shades of journalists we have seen in Hindi movies over the years.

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Image: Soha Ali Khan in War Chhod Na Yaar


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The strong, silent type

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As British war correspondent in Madras Cafe, Nargis plays the strong, resilient journalist who sympathises with war-torn civilians as well as an intelligence agent in the film.

 


Image: Nargis Fakhri in Madras Cafe


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The activist

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Kareena Kapoor's lovely Yasmin, an activist who finds herself drawn to the people's struggle for corruption-less governance, is the leading lady of Prakash Jha's last directorial venture Satyagraha.


Image: Kareena Kapoor in Satyagraha


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The romantic

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The passionate and doe-eyed Shekhar Verma (Shah Rukh Khan) is a radio journalist working with All India Radio and is prone to singing love songs glorifying his lady love atop moving trains.

His obsessive love for the reclusive and often hostile Meghna leads to life-altering events in his and his family's life.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan with Malaika Arora Khan in Dil Se


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The fighter

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Meera Gaity is a feisty and aggressive journalist, who resolves to fight for justice and stays in the fight till the very end.

Rani Mukerji's cuss words-laden performance was much feted.


Image: Rani Mukerji in No One Killed Jessica


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The cynic

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In Madhur Bhandarkars hard-hitting Page 3 that unravels the ugly truth of high society parties and the revelers who populate them, Konkona Sen Sharma's Madhavi is initially the reluctant lifestyle scribe but is quickly taken in by its glamour.


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma in Page 3


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The idealist

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In the same film, Atul Kulkarni plays the idealist crime reporter Vinayak Mane, who briefly takes Madhvi under his wings.


Image: Atul Kulkarni in Page 3


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The self-motivated kind

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Preity Zinta's Romi in Farhan Akhtar's 2004 film Lakshya is a motivated youngster who has great plans for her future and expects a similar commitment from her boyfriend for his own.

She also believes in tough love -- she dumps him when he runs away from the army -- and goes on to become a dedicated journalist.


Image: Preity Zinta in Lakshya


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The cacophonous kind

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Deepal Shaw's ditzy television journalist mindlessly trying to score a byte evokes genuine annoyance not so much from her portrayal of the character as from her nasal voice and weird diction.


Image: Deepal Shaw in A Wednesday


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Conniving and corrupt

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Kundan Shah's cult comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron has Bhakti Barve's impressive turn as Shobha Sen, the editor of whistle-blowing magazine Khabardar.

Sen is a scheming woman who aligns with the bad guys in the end to save herself.


Image: Bhakti Barve with Ravi Baswani and Naseeruddin Shah in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron


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