Things are looking up again for Priyanka Chopra. With Krrish 3, she has now scored her fourth 100 crore success, hence turning out to be record holder for highest number of centuries. While, she is joined by Kareena Kapoor, Asin and Sonakshi Sinha who too have four centuries each to their name, an even bigger feat is her entering the 200 crore club which currently had only two actresses - Deepika Padukone (Chennai Express) and KareenaKapoor (3 Idiots) with one film each.
"It is a big revival by all means," comments an industry insider, "Though her journey has been punctuated by disasters like Zanjeer (2013), Teri MeriKahaani (2012) and 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), when she has scored, she has scored really big. Each of her films in the interim period have been successful and turned out to be 100 crore successes."
This is indeed a startling observation, considering the fact that Don 2, Agneepath, Barfi! and Krrish 3 have all been huge.
"Though cynics may argue that most of her films have been led to the 100 crore mark by the leading men, let's not forget that eventually it is a package affair. Moreover, just like Priyanka was criticized when Zanjeer turned out to be a huge flop, she should also be credited with the success of Krrish 3. It should be even-stevens, isn't it," questions a close associate.
The reasoning does hold true, especially considering the fact that this is indeed the case with most other leading ladies as well whose 100 crore successes have been driven by their male counterparts.
"Nevertheless, Priyanka has a major role to play in Gunday while she is the central protagonist in Mary Kom," the insider adds, "While former is a 'masala' affair, latter has her in a true-blue performance oriented part. Though one waits to see the box office response to these films, the fact remains that Priyanka would be pretty much coming on her own out there."
When contacted, Priyanka said, "It's a great moment. I feel very proud of being a part of such successful films. Box Office is the King."
Meanwhile, the dice has been rolled for her closest competitor Deepika Padukone to match up to her four 100 crore successes, what with Ram Leela coming up next.
The match is on!
1. Priyanka Chopra (Don 2, Agneepath, Barfi!,Krrish3) - 4 (Also a member of 200 crore club)
2. Kareena Kapoor (Golmaal 3, 3 Idiots, Ra.One, Bodyguard) - 4 (Also a member of 200 crore club)
3. Asin (Ghajini, Housefull 2,Ready, Bol Bachchan) - 4
4. Sonakshi Sinha
Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardaar, Dabangg 2) - 4
5. Deepika Padukone (Race 2, YehJawaaniHaiDeewani, Chennai Express) - 3 (Also a member of 200 crore club)