May 19, 2011

A bevy of beauties made one film each in Tamil, captivated the audience to varying degrees, and vanished like a puff of smoke. These babes moved on to greener pastures and some took Bollywood by storm, never looking back. Let us look at these lovely lasses who gave us the briefest possible glimpse of their potential and disappeared from our shores forever, for better or worse.

Kajol: Few North-Indian heroines have made the impact Kajol did with a single film, Minsara Kanavu with Aravind Swamy and Prabhu Deva. The bubbly actress won hearts with her raw talent, energy, and screen presence. Her magnetic eyes enslaved a legion of fans and she left them yearning for more. Much to our disappointment, she never came back for more.

Priyanka Chopra: This bombshell took her first step into tinsel town with Tamizhan opposite Vijay, fresh after winning Miss World. Dusky and skinny to the point of emaciation, she was a trifle awkward to say the least. Shortly after her unimpressive debut, she signed a Hindi film, with Akshay Kumar and the rest as they say is history with Priyanka making the A -list in B town.

Lara Dutta: She won the Miss Universe title the same year Priyanka Chopra won hers. Lara also chose a Tamil film as her launch pad and debuted with Action King Arjun in Arasatchi. One hit track later, she disappeared only to resurface in Bollywood, coincidentally in the same film, Andaaz which Priyanka made with Akshay.

Bipasha Basu: The Bengali bombshell did a cameo role in Sachein which was insipid and uninspiring. Her confused siren act and a hot item number left the viewers stone cold. Not surprisingly, there were no more takers and she confined herself to Bollywood.

Mallika Sherawat: The actress who dares to bare all, made her Tamil debut in a Kamal Hassan flick, Dasavatharam. She shook her shapely backside gamely in front of a loving camera and paid the price for being a ‘villi’ by getting impaled and dying a gruesome death but nobody cared about her much.

Other honorable mentions in our One Film Wonders summation include Pooja Bhatt (Kalloori Vasal), Rinke Khanna (Majnu), Ameesha Patel (Pudhiya Geethai), Tanushree and Sarah Jane Diaz (Theeradha Vilaiyaatu Pillai), and Preeti Jangiani (Hello). One moment, they were doing their best to win us over and suddenly they were gone…

Tags : Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat
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