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Breakups in the new-gen Bollywood; Celebration of freedom or suppression of pain?

Breakups in the new-gen Bollywood; Celebration of freedom or suppression of pain?

Breakup songs in Bollywood

In 2009, ‘Love Aaj Kal’ created a new trend with the song ‘Chor Bazaari’, and made breaking up and still staying friends cool. Not many picked up on the trend, and the trail was left cold. Even then, we quite liked the peppy number and the friendship brewing up between the two characters that were happy in their respective lives and wanted each other’s friendship, if not love.

Cut to 2016, we have ‘The Breakup Song’, featured on Ayan aka Ranbir Kapoor and Alizeh aka Anushka Sharma, who are singing away to the pros of breaking up with someone you were once in love with. Just few days later, we have Alia Bhatt’s ‘Dear Zindagi’ where we see her character in pain after breakup, but then, to deal with it, there is a hyperfast song ‘Let’s Break Up’ which again speaks of mutual breakup, contrary to the teary ones we have seen in past.

And the latest to join the bandwagon is ‘Je T’aime (I Love You)’, from the movie ‘Befikre’, which has the two protagonists singing away the cons of being in love. Though the ring of it is quite similar to ‘Jaane Kyun’ from ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, but the difference between the two songs is that in the DCH song one character was so in love with the idea of love, while the other repelled it.

That got us thinking, has Bollywood gone into the anti-love mode, away from the mushy and lush green romanticised love ballads, and teary and symbolic winter mode of separation?

Well, maybe yes. The pain is there, but suppressed behind the practical concepts and lifestyle of today’s generation. This can be seen beautifully charted out in ‘Dear Zindagi’. We repress from expressing, and maybe that is why, the current genre of romance too is becoming more on the practical side, hiding the pain beneath the surface of being cool.

Is the idea of painless separation cool? Well, yes, anything that does not give you tears is good enough, unless it is done to repress the actual emotion.

No matter what, we miss the old, a bit dramatized version of love and its pangs, the whole package that comes along.

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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Alia's 'hike' affair, Ranbir's 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend' and endless rebound reports. Justified?

It has been confirmed that one of Bollywood’s cutest couples, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways. Breakups are always hard, be it a celeb or a commoner; but looks like it is harder for stars as rumours always find a way to rub salt into their wounds.

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Just few days back, Alia was being linked to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor, over a comment made by Manish Malhotra on Neha Dhupia‘s Vogue BFFs, and now, according to some reports, Alia is getting close to Hike messenger founder Kavin Mittal. And the base for these reports seem as baseless as the reports that were going rounds regarding Ranbir’s affiliation with a Delhi-based girl, if you remember. (Also Check: Watch: Alia Bhatt spotted with her friend at Pali Village café)

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Alia and Kavin met at the World Economic Forum in 2017, and since then have been good friends. In fact, even the sources of such reports have confirmed just the friendship, but have gone on to add that friendship can evolve into something else, you never know.

Sometimes, it's nice just to do nothing #kashmir #roadtrip

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Well, that’s just a very absurd prediction to make. What a relationship evolves into or not, is something totally based on probabilities and circumstances. And unless there is any incident to prove that something is brewing between two people, how can anyone go on to speculate that two people are dating, or even can date. Can they just not be friends?

This does take us back to the time when Ranbir Kapoor had broken up with Katrina Kaif, and soon after, reports of him dating a Delhi-based girl has surfaced. Of course, those were busted soon after, when it came to foray that she was just a fan who requested for a selfie. Unnecessary negative publicity for both of them.

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Makes one wonder, as to where does the fine line between truth and speculation blur, so as to give birth to blatant lies. They say there is no fire without spark, but what’s the status of statements that have been created out of thin air, pushed out of context, with feelings and logics thrown out of the window? Something to ponder about.

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