Aiswariya and Hrithik.
Aiswariya Rai and Hrithik Roshan are probably the most stylist pair that had performed in bollywood films during the last 20 years. Both the performers possess the skills that are required for performance even in Hollywood films. In fact Aiswariya Rai had already performed in such type of films before.
In Dhoom -2, but Aiswariya and Hrithik had the challenge of popularising a negative role to the viewers. Indian viewers are not used to embracing heroes or heroins in negative roles. But the smart romantic performance of Aiswariya had left the viewers speechless. She played the role of an international thief who learnt the skills of escaping from grave dangers after the theft had been committed. Hrithik took her as a partner to get involved in the great robbery. He even changed his make up a number of times and displayed brave acts in the film. The songs in the film like “dhoom machade” and “crazy kiya re” had addressed Indian audience with western choreography. Hrithik as usual excelled in the dance sequences. At the end of the film both Hrithik and Aiswariya gave all the stolen items to the investigator played by Abhishek and he allowed them to stay abroad as they had settled there after Hrithik appeared to have fallen from a cliff and gave the impression that he had died.
Both of them again accepted the challenge in the historical film Jodha Akbar, where Ashutosh Gowarikar had given them the challenge of depicting life during the period of the mughals in the film. Akbar had affection towards Jodha and married her inspite of her being a hindu. Aiswariya showed the submissiveness of Rajput women in the film. Again where there was a sequence of sword fighting she fought with the sword at length with Hrithik.
The royal nature of the badshahs (emperors) existing at that time was depicted by Hrithik. Both Aiswariya and Hrithik did were gorgeous constumes. Both the performers had given elegant lips in the song picturised in the film. Aiswariya also displayed her religious feelings in the film. The viewers expect both of them to perform together with the same spirit in films in future.
By: CR Chatterji.
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