Bollywood may be bursting with beauties who have all that it takes to rule the silver screen and get the cash registers at the box office ringing. With new faces coming in every day and carving a niche for themselves, it's very difficult for movie buffs to decide who is the 'first among equals!' And yet, in response to HT's question "Who's your favourite Bollywood Diva?" the surfers have made a clear choice. It's none other than Katrina Kaif, who in a short span of time has not only come to rule Bollywood, but has also procured a fan following that is loyal and completely besotted by her.
Be it Riaz Khan from Pakistan or Dwain D'souza from Shillong or Mohammad Yaseen from UAE, it's Katrina all the way. "Katrina Kaif is the perfect combination of beauty and talent," says Fayaaz Kala from Canada. Sangeeta Naik from Mangalore agrees. "Katrina Kaif is currently miles ahead of the rest. She's the perfect picture of beauty, grace and poise. And most certainly bereft of the artificiality which Aishwarya exudes!!!"
Now that's real competition, since Aishwarya is not too far behind in her fan following. "Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as she is an eternal beauty with a good head on her shoulders - a rare combination," says Vicky Anand from Kuwait. Other surfers Resi Umgad from Hyderabad and Ash Hajib from Ahmadnagar couldn't agree more. "Aishwarya Rai is the role model," says Hajib.
Then there are others who would like to expand their horizon and give the other actresses a chance as well. "Earlier it was Rani Mukherjee. She still is and will always be the best actress in today's cinema. Vidya Balan is also an upcoming actor, moving to the top position. They both have natural acting talent. But all-time best actress was Meena Kumari. All three of them have got natural talent and give emotions and life to the movie in which they act. It's really hard that any one else could come and over perform these three," says Kapil Arora from Australia.
There are some who voted full throttle for Kareena Kapoor, like Chetan Chopra from th USA. "Kareena Kapoor is number one. She has a perfect complexion and the most beautiful smile," he says. Some others have trouble deciding. "Sushmita Sen and Katrina Kaif are real divas of India. They can compete with any one and every one in the world," says Biswajit Das from Kolkata.
Surfer Pramit Saha from Darjeeling voted for Ayesha Takia. "She is the best". Others like Afroz Sharif from Hyderabad prefrs to stay loyal to the lady with a 'luminous smile' Madhuri Dixit. "She is all-time diva of Bollywood," he says.
But for surfers like Amarjit Kandola from Jalandhar and Karan Aadarsh from Chennai, the good news is, Katrina Kaif is the hottest new actor in Bollywood and all set to smile her way to stardom.