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Heroine (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2012 (India)
A female superstar struggles through the trials and tribulations of being a Bollywood actress.

Director:

Madhur Bhandarkar

Writers:

Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajeet Ghorpade (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kareena Kapoor ... Mahi Arora
Arjun Rampal ... Aryan Khanna
Randeep Hooda ... Angad Paul
Shahana Goswami ... Promita
Pooja Chopra ... Shaheen Khan
Divya Dutta ... Pallavi Narayan
Rashmi Nigam Rashmi Nigam ... Gauri
Pallavi Sharda ... Gayatri
Ranvir Shorey ... Tapanda (Dada)
Lillete Dubey ... Mahi's Mom
Mugdha Godse ... Rhea Mehra
Sanjay Suri ... Abbas Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harsh Chhaya ... Alex
G.K. Desai G.K. Desai
Kanika Dhillon
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Storyline

After his incredible run of women-centric films from Chandni Bar, Page 3, Satta and Corporate to the blockbuster Fashion, Madhur Bhandarkar now turns his lens inwards and presents his most ambitious work yet - Heroine. The film is based on the life and times of a superstar heroine from the dream factory we call 'Bollywood'. The film is a daring, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind the scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabit. For a country obsessed with films and film stars, Heroine will take audiences on a voyeuristic journey to see what really goes on behind the closed doors of make up rooms and vanity vans. It will give them a chance to go beyond the gorgeous smiles and politically correct quotes, to see what really happens in the lives of India's sweethearts. The bitching and the politics, the secrets and the lies, the incredible highs of fame and the lonely depths of failure. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Eroina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$389,901, 23 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$593,344, 7 October 2012
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Trivia

The character of Helen, a veteran and respected actress meeting a lonely death is inspired from real life incidents of veteran actors facing dire situations in old age. See more »

Goofs

When Kareena shoots the sex scene the camera is handheld and shaky but when she sees it with Divya Dutta on laptop it looks like as if it's shot with camera held properly See more »

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Featured in 14th International Indian Film Academy Awards (2013) See more »

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Kareena's own story - Not worth watching
24 September 2012 | by mitrtaSee all my reviews

The film is a depiction of Kareena's own struggle to sustain her presence in Bollywood. After an interesting start, the film loses its grip and compels the user to find logic in the script. The second half is worse than the worst half where the logic and appeal seems to lose viewer-ship. Post interval era is a big drag while the viewers get more eager to reach to the end.

Overall, the film is flawed. It has virtually no sensible logic and the plot is very weak. The film does have its good moments, but those are highly succeeded by the negative factors of the film. Apart from good costumes and the ooziness displayed by Kareena and her counter-part(s), the film fails in every aspect.


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