Kriti Sanon takes a big jump post Mimi, in the top league now with actresses like Deepika and Alia

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An actress who managed to leave a solid footprint without an industry godfather or the backing of influential filmy names, Kriti Sanon has truly emerged as a dark horse in her 7-year long career. The gorgeous star who turns a year older today has much reason to celebrate this birthday as she walked away with rave reviews for her performance in Mimi.

With the audience and critics alike touting Kriti’s performance in Mimi as ‘her career’s finest’ and ‘one that highlights her prowess as an actress’, she now finds herself among the top league of female Bollywood stars. Mimi has truly proved to be a standout film in Kriti’s career graph, much like Deepika Padukone in Piku and Alia Bhatt in Raazi. The actress, with her confidence and vulnerability, effortlessly glides through multiple evolutions from being a dancer, a surrogate, and a mother in the film.

While Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt have been reigning strong for a while now, new entrant Kriti Sanon takes the third spot thanks to her exciting kitty of films and her long string of hits at the box office including her debut Heropanti, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi with Mimi being a critical blockbuster.

The three leading ladies together are working on some of the most anticipated upcoming projects – While Deepika has signed Draupadi, Nag Ashwin’s Pan-Indian next with Prabhas, The Intern remake (with Amitabh Bachchan), Pathaan with Shahrukh, Shakun Batra’s next and Fighter with Hrithik Roshan, Alia Bhatt headlines Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR as Sita (Pan-India), Brahmastra with Ranbir and Red Chillies’ Darlings .

After Kriti’s solo lead-film, Mimi’s release, she now has 6 big banner films with the industry’s leading names including, Bachchan Pandey with Akshay Kumar, Bhediya with Varun Dhawan, Hum Do Hamare Do with Rajkummar Rao, the action film Ganapath with Tiger Shroff and the pan-Indian film Adipurush starring Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan, one of the most expensive films to be made by the country. If that wasn’t all, the stunner also has another big-ticket project in the pipeline, announcement of which will soon be made.

Says a trade source, “Kriti Sanon has much to celebrate this birthday starting with Mimi where she is the solo lead – She shines throughout the film and considering all reviews, it’s safe to say this is her career’s best performance so far.” Adding that, “Not only is she part of big-ticket projects but also headlined a film of her own this early in her career, which speaks volumes for her bankability as an actress. It’s no surprise then that she joins names like Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt in the league of top female stars.”

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