Actors may come and actors may go but Kajol shall always be our favorite. Daughter of yesteryear actress Tanuja and film maker Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol has thrived on her filmy genes. Her stellar performances combined with her rustic Indian-ness has made this bong beauty our favorite and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Her first movie was Bekhudi and since then there has been no looking back. Her sizzling chemistry with SRK is only a small minor part of her overall charm and with Dilwale which had a weak plot and minor action but was a success in the box-office nonetheless now we are sure that her stardom isn’t going anywhere.
As Kajol turns 44 today, here are five diverse roles she played, which have defined the movies as a whole:
Gupt – The Hidden Truth: Kajol’s Villainous Charm
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Rarely have we seen Kajol in the negative lead. And we didn’t know she could pull it off so well until we saw her in this incredible thriller. Rajiv Rai’s movie stars Bobby Deol and Manisha Koirala. With an outrageous soundtrack that will keep you on board, while you are biting your nails wondering what happens next the last bit of revelation will have changed the face of Bollywood thrillers.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Kajol Redefined Friendship For Us
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The first time we ever learned “Pyaar dosti hain” is from this movie. And all friendships turned into love stories somehow trace their way back to this incredible film that is a life lesson and will teach you a thing or two about relationships, friendships and love. Rahul and Anjali are stock characters now, and every time two of your friends start dating you say “They pulled off a Rahul and Anjali”.
Fanaa: Kajol’s Brilliance Even Without Vision
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Yet again Kajol has put up an amazing performance. Playing the character of a visually impaired girl who falls in love with a member of an extremist group is a lot of work. But seemed absolutely effortless when we saw Kajol in her beautiful long skirts being wooed by a handsome guide (Chand sifarish is your go to song if you are pursuing your lady).
U Me Aur Hum: Piya’s Struggle To Create Memories
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The canon of Kajol + Ajay Devgan movie is quite large. This is their seventh film together and we loved it. Piya is suffering from Alzheimer’s and Ajay and Piya’s love story is heart wrenching. A thoroughly well made love story that is absorbing and emotional.
My Name Is Khan: Kajol Teaches Us The Hindu-Muslim Treatment
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Although SRK’s character suffering from mild autism grabs the spotlight, Kajol is the backbone of the film. The most expensive film of 2010 talks about how Islam phobia is real and what happens when a large population is intolerant towards a particular race and discriminate on the basis of their faith. It also highlights the relationship between the individual and the state. Holding all these strands together is Mandira Khan, Rizwan’s wife- the dynamic character played by Kajol.
Her Helicopter Eela is up for release this September. We will see Kajol after a long hiatus and have we missed her! We love you Kajol and we know there’s good actors and great actors and then there is Kajol.