Many of you may have by now been quite intrigued and curious to know the name of the lady who is being featured in the promos of the movie Hate story, scheduled to be released by next weekend. She is all over the place and as the tempo builds up before the release it has generated a fair amount of controversy and titillation. Which is what the makers of the movie wanted , in the first place.
I guess this week , we will all have an overdose of Paoli Dam in the media. Knowing Vikram Bhatt ( or all the Bhatts , if you please) and his record of sensational promotion campaigns for films , this is not surprising. Many may have already viewed the teaser promos of the movie Hate Story by now on TV and more importantly on the daily newspapers and as you read this, if you are a male,then you must be having a sly little smile on your face and licking your lips involuntarily as you visualise this Bengali bombshell. (#HateStory)
Yes, Paoli Dam is most probably the boldest and the hottest thing to hit the Indian screens . But wait, before you tag her as only an object of desire and self exhibitionist and bracket her with Poonam Pandey, Mallika Sherawat or Rakhi Sawant et al ,then request you to please make a background check. A search on wikipedia at the following address http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paoli_Dam will provide you her filmography, which looks quite impressive already.
For the pan-Indian audience, Paoli may be a new starlet but those who follow the developments of Bengali cinema will know that she has already established herself as a talented actress who is also game for the dare-bare scenes as demanded by the script. She has already acted in films and TV series directed by Gautam Ghosh , Rituparno Ghosh and Budhdhadeb Dasgupta and proved her mettle as a fine actress. (#PaoliDam)
But her most daring and bold scenes were done in the movie Chhatrak ( dubbed Mushroom internationally) which was directed by Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara which won critical acclaim in the festival circuit. A 40 second clip which was purportedly snipped off by the censors did the round on the internet and left nothing to imagination about the uninhibited and bold intentions of the actress. She has herself upped the ante by giving controversial statements and interviews and always positioned herself as an actress who would not mind to cross the limits of accepted norms if the situation or the scene demands it. So now she has a big challenge to prove herself worthy of a bigger audience after trying her luck with Bollywood.
This is her big break with the national audience . And maybe a stepping stone for her to bigger things. She has a very beautiful pair of eyes and nice features which I personally feel appeals to the senses more than her body show. And yes, she can act. Let's hope she gets a good script in Hate Story and the movie catapults her to the league of Vidya Balan.She definitely deserves a good international audience for her unconventional style.
All the best to Paoli Dam . But I am not too sure about the fate of Hate Story. Let's see how it unfolds.