It could be considered sacrilegious to term an actress who won the Indian National Award as short in talent. Why should then the likes of Vishal Bharadwaj consider Priyanka for their films, right?
As for 'Fashion', really, couldn't any actress have sleep-walked through that role, even Kareena? But as the face of the confident modern Indian girl - the desi girl, if you may - she had her moments in 'Dostana'.
Kareena has never been one of the serious contenders for 'best actress' stuff. The best she might have given us was perhaps, no, not even 'Chameli,' but 'Jab We Met', where for the first time, she dared to step out of her plastic mould, and proved that somewhere in her, there is an actress who can come to life in the hands of a competent director. She also stood her ground in films like 'Yuva', '3 Idiots' and 'Omkara' - all works by outstanding directors.