Although it is widely known that Bollywood is biased towards the male actors and the films are predominantly male-centric, the Bollywood beauties leave no chance to surprise the audience. We have always seen the actresses taking a bold step and doing something contrary to the conventional thought. Where Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are making a name in the west, there are bolly beauties that have shown their prowess in Bollywood itself and we cannot just forget the powerful roles played by them. Have a look at these gorgeous ladies who shunned the misconception that actresses can only get dolled up and play a puppet.
1. Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot in Neerja
Based on the real-life story of Neerja Bhanot, Sonam Kapoor not only played the character but actually felt it. She breathed life into the character and the world got to know about the brave sacrifice of real-life ‘hero’ Neerja Bhanot.
2. Vidya Balan as Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi in Kahaani
Vidya Balan proved that a male actor is not mandatory for making the film a success. She carried the entire film on her shoulder and we saw a gripping story of a pregnant woman trying to find her husband. The might and prowess that Vidya’s character had is truly unmatched.
3. Sridevi as Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish
English Vinglish is a befitting reply to all the educated husbands and children who poke their wives and mothers respectively for having poor English. Sridevi grabbed this opportunity and yes, she made the best comeback!
4. Rani Mukerji as Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani
With a power packed performance, Rani played the role of a fierce and powerful female cop and she absolutely put the angry young men to shame. A nail-biting plot with action sequences and a wonderful performance by Rani made the film worth watching.
5. Kangana Ranaut as Rani in Queen
Kangana Ranaut etched an evergreen character on the silver screen and Rani became an inspiration for one and all. Filled with positivity and zeal, Rani helped Kangana in gaining much appreciation.
6. Tabu as Ghazala Meer in Haider
Always known for taking up challenging and unconventional roles, Tabu took people by surprise when she played Shahid Kapoor’s mother in Haider. Ghazala was a big time challenge for Tabu and like always, she nailed it.
Bonus: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Dalbir Kaur in Sarabjit
The bone-chilling trailer of this upcoming film is enough proof of Aishwarya’s power-packed performance. With films like Jazbaa and Sarabjit, it seems Aishwarya wants to set a new standard for the actresses in the Bollywood industry.
It feels great to see these actresses taking up challenging and inspiring roles. These actresses and their respective characters give us an insight into what women can actually do! Which one out of these left an impact upon you?