by Nidhi Singh
It’s not every day you get to see a Disney prince or princess in Bollywood. Now, we don’t have to wait much longer. After months of promotions, teasers and music launches, Disney’s “Khoobsurat” is ready to hit theaters Sept. 19. The world will meet the wonderfully quirky Mili Chakravarty, played by Sonam Kapoor, who finds herself in a whirlwind of a love story.
Although the storyline is distinct from the 1980 “Khubsoorat,” starring Rekha, Rakesh Roshan and the late Dina Pathak, audiences are buzzing about the storm Mili will bring to the big screen. The film’s director Shashank Ghosh promises comedy, Disney magic, and of course Bollywood romance.
Here are a few reasons why Disney’s “Khoobsurat” is the next Bollywood movie to watch:
The Pakistani actor is making his big Bollywood debut as the charming Rajput Prince Vikram Rathore. If you haven’t been keeping pace with the film’s teasers, you’re missing out. Khan’s dapper look and sexy voice have audiences eager to see the charm he will bring to the screen.
We have been introduced to princesses from older time periods and other cultural regions, but it’s not every day you find a modern-day, hopeless-romantic-turned-princess in Bollywood. Sonam Kapoor’s portrayal of the quirky Mili brings a free spirit that is reminiscent of former Disney princesses.
Ratna Pathak Shah reprising her late mother’s role from the 1980 Khubsoorat is a character we are all excited to meet once again. The stringent Nirmala Devi will be hitting the screen with a modern and royal twist.
Kirron Kher, as Manju Chakravarty, Mili’s eccentric mother, will be butting heads with the strict Nirmala Devi Rathore in the film. Kher always brings a certain energy and liveliness to her roles and dives into her character so well that you tend to forget she is actually Kirron Kher.
5. Abhi toh party shuru hui hai!
The soundtrack for Disney’s Khoobsurat was produced by Sneha Khanwalker andt brings a blend of quirkiness, romance and fun. Baadshah in particular composed the film’s fist-pumping track, “Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai,” that truly emulates Mili’s wild character.
6. Fawad Khan…again (sorry, not sorry lol)
Can we just look at him once more?! ::drool::
Disney’s “Khoobsurat” hits theaters on Friday, Sept. 19. Be sure to check your local listings!
Nidhi Singh is a recent graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism, and is taking this time to explore the world through photography, film and words. She enjoys dancing, travelling, eating Nutella, and watching reruns of old “Friends” episodes (as should anyone!). Follow Nidhi on Twitter and Instagram to see where she takes her next selfeet.