Rani Mukherjee is back on the silverscreen after what seems like a very long time. Her last movie, Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic (2008) with Saif Ali Khan, was the last in a strings of flops for the talented actress.Her waning luck started with Ta Ra Ru Pum (2006), Laga Chunri Mein Daag (2007), Saawariya (2008), and ended with Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic (2008).
She will be seen next in Yash Raj’s Dil Bole Hadippa! with Shahid Kapur. Will she break the jinx? The film producers are taking no chances. They are using the tried-and-tested bikini route to promote the film.
It worked for Minissha Lamba who “reinvented” herself as a bikini bomb,in Kidnap. Priyanka Chopra’s bikini did it for her in Dostana. Kareena Kapoor’s bikini was the talking point of Tashan, maybe because there was nothing else to talk about in the movie.
Even demure Amrita Rao is breaking the girl-next-door mould. So why should Rani Mukherjee not join the fray? She has fasted, not feasted, and worked out day and night for a super body.
Except that it hasn’t turned her into a bikini goddess. The girl never had nor will ever have what makes for a hot bikini babe.
Think bikini hotties and Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Ursula Andress and our very own Zeenat Aman and Mallika Sherawat come to mind.
Rani Mukherjee was sweet and cuddly and that was her best feature. Round laughing eyes and a wide wide smile. Alas, now the eyes are hard, the soft cuddliness is gone, and the smile has frozen.
The sexy and sensitive Tina from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is now a caricature of cookie-cutter starlets with plastic bodies and hard faces.
Here are some of Rani Mukherjee’s bikini photos in Dil Bole Hadippa!. She is wearing a bikini top that is very like the bikini the first Liril girl wore in the seventies, and what suspiciously looks like shorts!!!
Dil Bole Hadippa! is helmed by first-time director Anurag Singh.
The movie also stars Anupam Kher, Tabu, Om Puri, Poonam Dhillon, Dalip Tahil, and Rakhi Sawant.
Dil Bole Hadippa! is about a young village girl who aspires to play for India. Of course, she wants to rub shoulders with Dhoni and not Anjum. So she pretends to be a man and makes it to a county cricket team captained by Shahid Kapur.
Dil Bole Hadippa! will be released on September 18, 2009.