Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra are not the best of friends, they have never left an opportunity to take potshots to each other. Both of them have their share of massive fan-base, there are some who love them both. Here are the commonalities and differences between the two talented actresses
Both actresses are in their 30s now and are looking hotter than ever before. While the 33 year old Kareena was born on September 21,1980, Priyanka Chopra, all of 31 years, was born on July 18, 1982.
Kareena debuted in 2000 with the movie Refugee that did not do well, but her acting was recognized. Priyanka Chopra debuted in the Tamil film called Thamizaan(2002) and subsequently in the same year, her first Hindi movie ‘ The Hero’ was released, which was a disaster. The same year ‘Andaaz’ was released, which was a big hit.
While Kareena Kapoor had no problems with her entry to Bollywood with the famous Kapoor pedigree attached to her first name, Priyanka Chopra, came from a non-film background. She was crowned Miss World in 2000 and two years later, made inroads into the movie industry.
Kareena Kapoor, barring a ‘Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai’ and ‘Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham’ in 2001, did not find any commercial success, since her debut in the year 2000. In 2004 when she was just 22, Kareena essayed the role of a prostitute in ‘Chameli’ which was a turning point of her career. Film-makers took note of her as an actress who can essay all types of roles, when she performed brilliantly in Dev (2004) and Omkara (2006). Kareena Kapoor ruled the box office with her award-winning performance of the bubbly girl ‘Meet’ in Jab We Met(2007). Kareena can boast of being a part of four movies that were back to back biggest box office successes– Golmaal 2 (2008), 3 Idiots (2009), Golmaal 3(2010) and Bodyguard(2011)
Priyanka Chopra managed a hit with her sizzling role in the movie Andaaz (2003). Always in mood for doing something different, she did a negative role in the Abbas Mustan movie ‘Aitraaz’ which won her awards and praises. The same movie had Kareena Kapoor in a positive role. Priyanka Chopra kept on getting better with her performance, scoring hits like Fashion, Kaminey and Barfi. However, lately, her movie career has been peppered with intermittent hits and flops. The year 2014 resulted in a big hit for Priyanka in the form of Gunday. She is now going all-out to give a spectacular performance in the role of Mary Kom, for the movie of the same name. At the same time, her music career is going great guns as she collaborated with Pit Bull for ‘Exotic’ and Will.I.AM for ‘In My City”
Awards and Best Performances
Kareena Kapoor’s best performances have been in movies like Jab We Met, Dev and Chameli. She won Filmfare Debut Award for Refugee, the Best Actress (Critics) Award for Dev and Omkara and Best Actress Award for Jab Wet Met.
Priyanka Chopra’s career-best performances have translated into awards. She has won a National Award for her film ‘Fashion’ besides four Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz (2004), Best Actress for Fashion and Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf (2011). She lost out on her Filmfare Award for Barfi, even though she was singled out by critics for her performance in the film.
Both actresses are quite versatile in their own right. While Priyanka Chopra is game for any role, including action sequences, Kareena Kapoor would rather do romantic roles.
Kareena Kapoor’s weight can swing from slim to voluptuous. Her curves are a fancy of the nation. Plus, Kareena Kapoor can look really hot in any dress from a saree to a bikini. Ditto for Priyanka Chopra, but she has a naturally athletic figure with high metabolism.
While Kareena Kapoor is a vegetarian, Priyanka Chopra loves non-veg. Both actresses are self-confessed foodies with Kareena preferring pastas and ice-creams, Priyanka loves her ‘Makke di Roti and Sarson Da Saag’ and biryani.
Kareena Kapoor’s well-rounded butt, her smile, and hair mesmerize the nation, while Priyanka Chopra scores with her lips, eyes and legs.
Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra at one point of time, shared the same-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor. Shahid broke up with Kareena, who went on to date Saif Ali Khan. After breaking up with Kareena, Shahid found love in Priyanka, only to split up later. The affair of Priyanka Chopra with Shah Rukh Khan made headlines while Kareena went on to marry her beau Saif Ali Khan.
Priyanka Chopra is known to outscore Kareena Kapoor with her dancing abilities.
Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra came together on many occasions including an episode on Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan. It all began with Kareena, the politically incorrect of the two, making a comment on Koffee with Karan saying that she did not consider anyone among her contemporaries as ‘actresses’ apart from Rani Mukherjee. Priyanka Chopra did not retort and said that she considered Kareena Kapoor as an accomplished actress and praised her performance in ‘Jab Wet Met’.
Kareena once again took a dig on Priyanka Chopra, saying that she wondered where she got her fake accent from. Priyanka Chopra who came to the show, few days later, gave a resounding reply saying that she got her accent from the same place Kareena’s boyfriend (Saif Ali Khan) did.