Katrina – the most to lose from the fiasco of JabTak Hai Jaan

Of course a bad film affects all those concerned with the film. So everyone from Aditya to Shahrukh to Anoushka and Rahman will lose some sheen after the film settles down without impressing anyone and cheesing off so many more. The person who stands to lose most from the fiasco of JTHJ is Katrina, because it is her performance that has drawn the most flak.

Before this film, she was gaining some respect and acceptance as someone who was at last learning her acting chops. Films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Rajneeti and Zindagi Na MIlegi Dobara were proof that she could pull off character driven roles and make female lead oriented films work. This one has revealed her to be what she was always thought off as – eye candy and a exciting dancer. What this will ensure is that she wont get too many plum roles.

The actress to gain the most out of the scenario is Deepika…not in small measure due to her performance in Cocktail – a film which has benefited all – Saif, Imtiaz, Diana, Pritam , and of course Deepika, because her performance was the highlight and surprised everyone with its quantum jump in quality.

She now has Kochadiyan with Rajni / Ravikumar, Chennai Express with Shahrukh/ Rohit Shetty, Race 2 with Saif / Abbas-Mustan, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani with Ranbir / Ayan Mukherjee and Ram Leela with Ranveer / Sanjay Bhansali. DShe has it pretty much covered in terms of genres, co-stars and directors.
As I have mentioned bad film does not translate into bad box office right awy but affects the subsequent films of all involved. And it si the same with good films.

Mard may have done well in box office, but the audience dissatisfaction gets reflected after a time delay in subsequent films like Ganga Jamuna Saraswati and Jaadugar. On the other hand a god film like Jab We Met may not boast of great box office figures , but it leads to the good response of a Kaminay a Golmaal Returns or a Love Aaj Kal. Just like a Rockstar may not show up very well in box office terms but it primes the audience to come in drives for Barfi.

No body said cause and effect was simple. And least so in the slippery slopes of box office.

31 Comments

  1. RJ said:

    I will place a blind bet today, whatever the fate and your personal opinion of JTHJ might be, Kat will benefit a lot from not just JTHJ, but her nationwide appeal from every film she does. She is one actress that looks hot sexy and cute, dances superbly well, acts just about enough, and is extremely hard working, with an inherent charm about her.
    She’s only going places from here, I can assure you that!

  2. utkal said:

    Okay let’s see apart from Dhoom 3 and the Hritik actioner that she ahs already signed how many new big films she signs. She will go on doing the sexy decorative roles, but nothing substantial..which will go to Deepika, Priyanka, Sonakshi, Anoushka, Pareeneti…

    • ank_16n said:

      Utkal ji phir bhi Katrina ‘s role in Mere Brother ki Dulhan was bigger and more Substantial than Deepika, Priyanka, Sonakshi, Anoushka, Pareeneti…in any of there films which at least some Substantial amount of Audience have seen …

  3. Dino said:

    I second most of the views of this article. Katrina was the worst thing abt JTHJ. She fell flat on her face trying to portray even basic emotions. Important point most are missing out is what added to KAT facing flak was Anushka’s lively act which made KAT performance seem even worse than it actually was. Kat has so far hidden behind heroes and portrayed glam roles this was the movie supposed to provide tht big leap but unfortunately it has taken her 2 steps backwards.

  4. Jasp the Wasp said:

    “Fiasco” of JTHJ?

    So now every SRK film is a fiasco. How wonderful! Why don’t we write off Chennai Express as a fiasco now? “The fiasco Chennai Express to release tomorrow” – I can already see the NG post title :P.

    Though there is absolutely no doubt that Kat was not at all adequate for the film. And a Yash Chopra film typically boasts of heroines who are far more than “adequate”.

    BTW, after some time, again getting database error.

  5. danish said:

    though i agree with suggested effect on katrina’s career, i dont agree with the vreasons. katrina’s career will be affected badly after jthg becoz

    1. she is looking very lacklustre in the1st half (ironically she is supposed to be young there)

    2. the kissing and lovamaking sequences – its bound to have a negative impact

    3. the boxoffice fate of the film – its actually almost always the main reason for actors careers going down

    4. backlash from salman fans – in some measure this will also affect as i see huge negativity abt her kissing etc that too with shahrukh.

    5. lack of options – she has nowhere to go now. no films with srk, salman, may be even with aamir after d3 – that leaves her with b leagues heroes like akshay, ranbeer etc whose films are rather dicey

    in ‘utopia utkal style’ world, actresses’ careers are affceted by bad acting (read in the limited definition of acting as the intellecuals understand it) but in reality the above are the reasons that affec an actor’s career more.

  6. Tiger said:

    SO wise boy how is JTHJ a fiasco? Do you know the meaning of the word fiasco? Can you differentiate between a big success and a fiasco?

  7. RJ said:

    No matter how nuch you guys deny, when kat and anushka were in the same frame, all eyes would ve been on Katrina rather than anushka. Anushka can do all the lively acts, but she has no screen presence.

    • dennycrane1 said:

      true rj…no matter how much bubbly anushka tries to act..kat would still overshadow her with her sheer screen presence…
      kat might not have been great in this movie..but she wasn’t bad as ppl suggest…anushka trying to be bubbly was very annoying part of the movie…trying to act hip and jumping around doesnt a good actor make :D

  8. Huzefa said:

    yar agar kat ne flop hona hota to kab ki hochuki hoti, shes huge fan following ye acting wacting se koi farq nahi parta, shes salman khan of heroines, salman ko konsi acting aati hay leken he has charisma of his own and katrina has same charisma aur ng par kuch logo ko kat ki srk ke sath kisses itni buri lagi hay ke dhuan abhi tak nikal raha hay.

  9. mkt said:

    Ironically, leading ladies from Yash Chopra’s successful movies have never seen any major success afterwards.

    Preity Zinta’s career wend down after VZ.
    Madhuri didn’t see any recognizable success after DTPH.
    Juhi had few successes after Darr, but none matched the level of Darr.
    Chandni was the last major hit for Sridevi until her comeback film EV.
    Rekha couldn’t match the success of Silsila in here later films.

    So, Katrina should actually be happy that JTHJ under-performed :)

  10. Rosh said:

    Thought I had posted on this thread earlier, but here goes again:

    The article is right, but misses some very important points.

    1) Katrina had a lot of goodwill from half of Salman fans (the other half always thought she was using Salman), but after doing a movie with SRK and that too with kissing and love-making scenes, that goodwill is lost.

    (Danish said the same thing above and he is right)

    2) Love-making and kissing scenes are but sure signs of impending career doom just like a lot of skin show. Ask Rani Mukherjee.

    This rule doesnt apply to Aamir Khan or Vidya Balan who would do such scenes as part of actual script requirements or to Emran Hashmi.

    3) A pretty face does get boring after a while. And doesnt get any younger. Non-acting heroines have a shelf life of 5 prime years and then they start going downhill.

    That doesnt include the initial struggling years. Check career graphs of Ash, Rani, Preity, etc .. all of whom reached the top like Katrina but all of them also had significantly more acting skills than Katrina. Even they had a prime of just about 5 years.

    Katrina is already looking old and probably going down from here.

    Again, what I said about SRK in the other thread, stardom doesnt disappear in a day, but when it starts fading, the signs are visible .. if you dont close your eyes

    • dennycrane1 said:

      more power to kat for being on top despite lowest acting skills according to some ppl here..and if she lasts as much as the good acting one’s then too that’s some achievement…

      rosh.the lovemaking and kissing scenes were new to srk not kat..kat has already had a kissing scene at the height of her powers

      • Rosh said:

        @denny, i dont hate her, just stating what I have observed .. agree with you on the first part. Her journey has been remarkable and she has been way more consistently successful than the 3 people I mentioned before. Kudos to her.

        Lovemaking and kissing scenes were not new to srk either, remember Maya Memsaab :P

        More seriously, I am talking of fans here, and they are biased. They will forgive her getting close to Ranbir and a real lip-locking kissing scene with Hrithik, but not an awkward touch and go with SRK

  11. rowdy rathor said:

    5. lack of options – she has nowhere to go now. no films with srk, salman, may be even with aamir after d3 – that leaves her with b leagues heroes like akshay, ranbeer etc whose films are rather dicey

    she will keep doing films with A leagues heroes such as akshay,aamir,shahrukh,hrithik,ranbir and ajay but as the situations suggests she is not going to pair again with D grade zero ooops hero salman bcoz she already admitted pulicly salman is my brother then how can be a real life brother sister be a reel life lover on screen…….no way……i wonder where salman will be hiding this raksha bandhan…..he may spend his all day in the bathroom on raksha bandhan…salman who himself calls khan with 5 ft of height….in reality he doesnt know the real khans and pathans are atleast 6 ft longer.

    saala asal me khans ki najayaz aulad lagta hai

    • rafee said:

      @rowdy rathor That katrina calling salman brother news was already proved false later. in anyway neither that emirates article took any interview nor it had any statement from katrina. They had made up that article,
      agar inko is tarah maanna he hai to
      do know that there were many such articles about Twinkle and Salman getting drunk together and spending one whole night together in pub. Akshay had only reached only in morning there. search it on net. aur btana inko b tum manoge?

      and as far as height is concerned none of the three khans have 6 ft height all are under 6 ft and dont have a great height. to kya tere akki fan logic se teeno khan najayaz aulad ho gai? ye hai teri bakwas sense aur logic?

  12. sanket porwal said:

    Dino-

    “Important point most are missing out is what added to KAT facing flak was Anushka’s lively act”

    I agree with this. Anushka’s stunning performance took away lots of positives from Katrina’s act. And I feel Katrina was good in first half, but yes, in later half of the film she overdid few scenes.

    I think Katrina and Anushka should have swapped their respective roles. Anushka would have done Meera more efficiently and Katrina as Akira would have been spot on.

  13. rowdy rathor said:

    do know that there were many such articles about Twinkle and Salman getting drunk together and spending one whole night together in pub. Akshay had only reached only in morning there. search it on net. aur btana inko b tum manoge?

    give me the link please…we would love read this article

  14. alizain2844 said:

    I cant belive you guys.. How is JTHJ a failure?? Note few points..
    1) Movie has imdb rating of 8.. Only movie after 3 idiots to have that feat..

    2) Movie has broken all overseas records and is mainting brilliantly so far..

    3)In india it had only 500 screens more and it remained ahead of SOS thrughout the week, And please note that SOS was massala entertainer wjile JTHJ was emotional romance and there is trend of massala entertainers now a days.. Then too movie has lead of 15-16 crores..

    4) Shutdown of cinemas in india effected JTHJ a lot as it was going best there then too it SOS couldnt cross it..

    Guys one thing is sure that you guys who are liking masala movies now will start saying CE failure on it release.. Becoz movie has no sense..lol..

    Really cant belive you guys.. First time in recent years i saw a massal movie which was extreemely promoted beaten by a romantic then too you guys say JTHJ failure.. Poor!!!

  15. Serenzy said:

    Alizain,

    “Movie has imdb rating of 8..
    Only movie after 3 idiots to
    have that feat”

    1] Ala ala Matwala BARFI!

    2] It’s all about ENGLISH VINGLISH

    :D

  16. alizain2844 said:

    @serenzy
    dear my point was tht how can a movie having 8 rating be a disaster??

    I remember vz broke opening record bt no lifetime record, just hit bt muvie is stil rememberd..
    Mnik was just hit in india bt muvie is stil considerd one of best of srk..

    Muvies like sos wil come nd go bt no soulful romantic like jthj wil come..

    • Rosh said:

      Lol, I dont know whether to call it funny, pathetic or sad. Everyone including the most ardent SRK fan knows JTHJ was no great movie. You can debate whether its a hit or superhit or what, but there is no debating its at best an above average movie.

      As a Salman fan, I celebrate success of ETT, but accept its nothing more than above average at best. Also accept that Bodyguard was pathetic, although liked by certain section of romantic movie lovers.

      At least do have the dignity to not compare it with 3 Idiots and call it a great movie.

      About IMDB rankings. if SRK fans can mass like and dislike comments on a relatively obscure site like NG, I can bet upon 12,000 SRK fans to rank it high on IMDB. Its still an online poll

  17. danish said:

    @huzefa – ye dhuaan to ab kat ke career mein andhera laayega, dekhte jaao!

    @mkt – silsila was a flop. and the reason that yashraj heroines dont do any better after yashraj hist is becoz mostly yahsraj sign a heroine only after she has reached her peak. they dont support newcomers, especially not heroines (they singed srk wen he was new) n cases where yashraj signed upcoming actresses, they had a huge career but that was ages ago – rakhiafter daagh, hema fater joshila and neetu singh after kabhi kabhi had huge success so also sharmila tagore after waqt. but mostly yashraj feed of the stardom of an establsihed actor (like ett) rather than feed someone’s career.

    @rosh – 100% correct u are. and put everything so intelligently and articulately.

    @rowdy rathore – itni kyun mirch lagi? oh achchha akshay ko b grade mein rakha issliye? ghaur se padho – maine b grade nahin b league kaha hai. and it a fact that a league are 3 khans and hrithik and everyone else id b league downwards.

    and salman screwing katrina in a pub article was in mumbai mirror in april 2005.

    @allizain – even a movie having 10 rating at imdb can be a disaster at te box office. there is no connection between the two.

    by the way kanti shah’s gunda starring mithu chakraborty has 8 plus raing on imdb. so much for its value.

    and sos is a brilliant comedy, jthg is the most boring movie of the year (i think barfi and omg wud be close though i havent watched them)

  18. danish said:

    @huzefa – salman se panga leke kisi ki top position bachi hai aajtak? vivek, ash, john, shahid, hrithik……. and off course above all sharukh khan. remeber 2008 was the year he took panga with salman and in 4 years he is finished. to kat ki kaise bachegi.

    jacksparrow – akshay ki behen twinkle ko kitni acting aati thi aur uske acting career ka kya hua sab jaante hain. wo to jab pyaar kisi se hota hai ke dauraan salman ne uska uddhaar kar diya warna kisi ko yaad bhi na hota kaun twinkle.

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