Questions about their rivals once rendered them speechless. Those were the heroines from the past. Actresses today are not only responding to queries about their direct competitors, but are also praising each other on social networking pages.
Kangana Ranaut's Queen success has elicited compliments from all sections of the industry, including her arch rivals, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha.
"I have seen Queen and I am jealous of her performance, I think she was outstanding," Deepika said at the HT Mumbai Most Stylish Awards.
Sonakshi didn't mince words while appreciating Kangana either. “Just watched Queen. Kangana is phenominal. Vikas what a film you've made. Congrats Phantom, and thank u for making such a film!!! Sona thumakdi after watching :),” she posted on Twitter.
Just watched QUEEN. Kangana is phenominal. Vikas what a film you've made. Congrats Phantom, and thank u for making s… http://t.co/R5m7yVURFx— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) February 28, 2014
Increasingly the trend of actresses praising other actresses is catching up. Before Kangana, it was Alia Bhatt who found herself innundated with compliments for her Highway performance.
”Go go go Aliaa!!! Highway is going to be huge and you are going to be the best actress and biggest star ever! Guys dont miss it,” an excited Parineet had tweeted after watching Imtiaz Ali's film.
Go go go @aliaa08 !!! Highway is going to be huge and you are going to be the best actress and biggest star ever ! Guys dont miss it :)— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) February 21, 2014
Deepika Padukone on an earlier occasion had praised Priyanka Chopra for her Ram-leela song. “@priyankachopra you look beautiful... thank you for doing #RamChaheLeela (sic).” To which Priyanka repllied, “@deepikapadukone I'm glad I could babe.. Can't wait to see the film (sic).”
There was a time when Juhi Chawla, forget about praising Madhuri, couldn't even imagine herself in a film with the actor. She had declined the offer of Dil To Pagal Hai with her. Their equation has changed with time. Juhi not only shared screenspace with her in Gulaab Gang, she was also all praises for the Dhak Dhak girl, while promoting the film.
THE GIRL BONDING
Sonam on Anushka, Deepika
I have closely seen the work of Deepika and Anushka. They have done fantastic work in their recent movies and the roles they have acted in have actually spoken about their work. I am really happy that I have such a good competition in the industry.
Kareena on Deepika
Deepika is talented, and she continues to do good work. I have seen her work. She is a brave actress, and that's a good sign because I like brave actors.
Kareena on Vidya
Vidya has been doing parallel cinema and its impressive that she is getting mainstream response at the box office for these films. She is doing great work.