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It's the season of comebacks

bollywood Updated: Jan 29, 2011 00:11 IST
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Though 2011 has just begun, it has already proven beneficial for three actors who were major crowd pullers in the early-and-mid-naughties but have seen their careers languish in the last few years.

The Deol brothers, Sunny-Bobby, and talented Rani Mukherjee are back in the race after hitting jackpot with

Yamla Pagla Deewana


No One Killed Jessica

, respectively. After her last dud,

Dil Bole Haddipa

(2009), Rani disappeared from the Bollywood radar, so much so that many had written her off. Rani had no releases in 2010. Before


release, Rani had confessed: “I feel bad when people write that Rani is finished, but I also feel good that it gives me an opportunity to bounce back.”

Sure enough, Rani has now resurfaced - and how! Apart from breaking the first Friday jinx, Rajkumar Gupta’s

No One Killed Jessica

has made the audience realise that Rani is here to stay. Moreover, the actor has again become a favourite with filmmakers and bagged Reema Kagti’s next with Aamir Khan.



(2007), the Deol brothers – Bobby and Sunny – had a string of flops. With forgettable films like



Nanhe Jaisalmer





Ek – The Power Of One


Vaada Raha

and the horror thriller


, Bobby’s career had definitely slid downhill. Meanwhile, Sunny Deol too lost his once-strong connect with audience, thanks to turkeys like

Heroes, Fox, Right Yaa Wrong


Khuda Kasam


But Deols are back with a bang with Samir Karnik’s

Yamla Pagla Deewana

and have succeeded in charming the masses. Bobby Deol has more movies lined up in 2011 with Anees Bazmee’s comedy

Thank You

and Abbas-Mustan’s thriller


. Sunny Deol too has signed a new film with T-Series alongside Kangna Ranaut.