When 'name of the character' became the film!

  • Many Bollywood films are made in which film-makers are opting to name their leading characters after their movie title. The latest one to join this bandwagon is Shoojit Sircar's film 'Piku' featuring Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Piku is played by Deepika Padukone, who is an independent single architect who manages her career, home and her cranky father at the same time.
    Many Bollywood films are made in which film-makers are opting to name their leading characters after their movie title. The latest one to join this bandwagon is Shoojit Sircar's film 'Piku' featuring Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Piku is played by Deepika Padukone, who is an independent single architect who manages her career, home and her cranky father at the same time.
  • Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra played the world champion Indian Boxer 'Mary Kom' in Omung Kumar's biopic titled 'Mary Kom'. The film shows the journey of the Indian boxer from her childhhod days to her present. The actress showed Mary Kom's successful journey in an<br />
impressive way and the film too won a National award for 'Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment'.
    Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra played the world champion Indian Boxer 'Mary Kom' in Omung Kumar's biopic titled 'Mary Kom'. The film shows the journey of the Indian boxer from her childhhod days to her present. The actress showed Mary Kom's successful journey in an
    impressive way and the film too won a National award for 'Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment'.
  • Mishti (Indrani Chakraborty) made her Bollywood debut as Kaanchi in Subhash Ghai's recently directed film 'Kaanchi: The Unbreakable'. The newbie played a character who represented over one million suppressed youth against injustice in the country. But the Bengali girl failed to garner attention of the audience and the film failed miserably at the box office.
    Mishti (Indrani Chakraborty) made her Bollywood debut as Kaanchi in Subhash Ghai's recently directed film 'Kaanchi: The Unbreakable'. The newbie played a character who represented over one million suppressed youth against injustice in the country. But the Bengali girl failed to garner attention of the audience and the film failed miserably at the box office.
  • The gorgeous Kareena Kapoor played Khushi in her film with the same name, which was released back in 2003 opposite Fardeen Khan. She played a simple girl who goes to Mumbai for further studies and falls in love with a boy named Karan Roy.
    The gorgeous Kareena Kapoor played Khushi in her film with the same name, which was released back in 2003 opposite Fardeen Khan. She played a simple girl who goes to Mumbai for further studies and falls in love with a boy named Karan Roy.
  • All eyes were on Karisma Kapoor when she gave an impressive performance in Shyam Benegal's film 'Zubeidaa'. She played a real life actress Zubeidaa who converted herself according to Arya Samaj rights to marry Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur, on 17 December 1950. Her husband in the film was played by Manoj Bajpai.
    All eyes were on Karisma Kapoor when she gave an impressive performance in Shyam Benegal's film 'Zubeidaa'. She played a real life actress Zubeidaa who converted herself according to Arya Samaj rights to marry Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur, on 17 December 1950. Her husband in the film was played by Manoj Bajpai.
  • Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, a semi-autobiographical film was directed by M.F. Husain starring Tabu, Kunal Kapoor and Raghuvir Yadav. Tabu played the character of Meenaxi, who plays an unconventional muse for the Nawab in the film. The three cities which are referred to in the title are Hyderabad, Jaisalmer and Prague.
    Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, a semi-autobiographical film was directed by M.F. Husain starring Tabu, Kunal Kapoor and Raghuvir Yadav. Tabu played the character of Meenaxi, who plays an unconventional muse for the Nawab in the film. The three cities which are referred to in the title are Hyderabad, Jaisalmer and Prague.
  • Chandni was a film which made Sridevi the top female star of the 1980s and prolonged Rishi Kapoor's fading career. The story revolves around Rohit played by Rishi and Chandni played by Sridevi who fall into love with each other. The film also features Vinod Khanna in a pivotal role.
    Chandni was a film which made Sridevi the top female star of the 1980s and prolonged Rishi Kapoor's fading career. The story revolves around Rohit played by Rishi and Chandni played by Sridevi who fall into love with each other. The film also features Vinod Khanna in a pivotal role.
  • Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan is the sole actress to have acted in three such films where the character's name was also the name of the film. The films are Mili, Anamika and Guddi. Jaya Bachchan as Mili in the film suffers from pernicious anemia, a disease considered untreatable while in Anamika, played a girl who was thrown from a speeding car and was saved by a writer which was played by Sanjeev Kumar. On the other hand, in 1971 Jaya played Guddi, a carefree schoolgirl who has a crush on film star Dharmendra.
    Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan is the sole actress to have acted in three such films where the character's name was also the name of the film. The films are Mili, Anamika and Guddi. Jaya Bachchan as Mili in the film suffers from pernicious anemia, a disease considered untreatable while in Anamika, played a girl who was thrown from a speeding car and was saved by a writer which was played by Sanjeev Kumar. On the other hand, in 1971 Jaya played Guddi, a carefree schoolgirl who has a crush on film star Dharmendra.
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Many Bollywood films are made in which film-makers are opting to name their leading characters after their movie title. The latest one to join this bandwagon is Shoojit Sircar's film 'Piku' featuring Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Piku is played by Deepika Padukone, who is an independent single architect who manages her career, home and her cranky father at the same time.

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