Now this would be one engaging battle for sure. At the top of their game, the battle for supremacy between Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif is intensifying like never before. Being the 'only' leading ladies in Bollywood who are arriving with five straight successes each to their name, both Deepika and Katrina are on the verge of scoring a double hat-trick each. Interestingly, their respective sixth film would be separated by a mere one month.
Deepika Padukone has made it five in a row already with Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Race 2 and Cocktail being solid hits and Desi Boyz too managing to sail through," says a source, "Now her Ram Leela is looking ultra hot too. With Sanjay Leela Bhansali appearing to be in a terrific form, Eros is going all out to pitch it as a movie of the season. They have all the right reasons to do so; after all Deepika is on the top of the game and Ranveer Singh is said to be the big surprise element of the film with a complete image transformation."
If Ram Leela is a hit, Deepika would be the only leading lady from the current era to have scored six successes in a row.
On the other hand, Katrina Kaif is pretty much assured that there won't be any hassles as far as, scoring a double hat trick is concerned. After all, many in the industry and trade believe that the Aamir Khan starrer would take the best opening of the year. That, coupled with multiple holidays from 20th December (when it releases) till New Year eve would be punctuated by at least five holidays.
"Katrina should be ending the year with a bang too," an insider adds, "Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara were four straight hits and Tees Maar Khan, contrary to (misplaced) beliefs, made money as well. Now it is time for Katrina's presence to help Yash Raj Films mint some big time money as well. They have successfully managed to keep the film in news for last year or so. Now it is time to reap benefits out of it."
With both actresses in a continued successful run of their lifetime, it is time for the makers of Ram Leela and Dhoom 3 to rejoice. Meanwhile one looks forward to the kind of collections that these films reap. As of now it is Deepika who is leading the race when it comes to moolah brought in from her last five films.
Whether Katrina's action affair would bridge this gap with Deepika's most volatile love story? We would know that by the end of 2013 but all said and done, a heads-on battle at the top was never fought as closely as this.