Women have always been the mistresses of their own destiny. However, it is only I the recent past that they have truly broken their shackles and come on their own. And it looks like Bollywood has sat up and taken notice too. Starting with Vidya Balan playing Silk in The Dirty Picture to now, it has been a long journey. However, this looks like the year of women achievers in Bollywood with a number of films being centered on strong women protagonists.
Some of the more popular ones to watch out for are:
Chapak: In Honour Of Lakshmi’s strength
Starring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey, Chapak is one of the most anticipated film of the year. The story revolves around the life of acid attack survivor and activist Laxmi Agarwal. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this film is going to be one to watch out for. Rehearsals for the film have already started and the makers have released the first look of the movie as well.
Shakeela: When You Dare To Break Out Of Parameters
Richa Chadha stars as Shakeela, the famous adult film star of the South Indian film industry, Director Indrajit Lankesh believes the film to be an absolute gamechanger because he believes that Shakeela was way ahead of her times, dominating the South Indian film industry at a time when men ruled the roost.
Untitled Biopic On Saina Nehwal: On Overcoming Every Hurdle
This one was in the pipeline for quite a while but now reports say that Parineeti Chopra has replaced Shraddha Kapoor in the film to play the ace shuttler. With an Olympic bronze medal in her kitty, we were dying to see Saina’s life being portrayed on the big screen and it seems as if our wishes are going to finally come true.
Kargil Girl: Dare To Protect The Millions
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Here’s the 1st look of Janhvi as Gunjan Saxena: The first female IAF pilot who evacuated injured soldiers from Kargil in 1999. THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!!!! 🙏🏽🇮🇳 जान्हवी गुंजन सक्सेना का किरदार निभाएंगी: पहली महिला IAF पायलट जिसने 1999 में कारगिल से घायल सैनिकों को निकाला।
Jahnvi Kapoor grabbed a lot of eyeballs when pictures of her in the uniform of an air force pilot circulated on the internet. It was soon found that she was to step into the shoes of famed Kargil war hero and fighter pilot Gunjan Saxena who saved many lives during the war. However, the latest news says that the title of the movie still hasn’t been cleared by the Ministry of Defense which might delay the release of the film a bit further.
The Sky Is Pink: One Who Won Herself Over
Priyanka Chopra is back and how! Shooting for The Sky in Pink in the Andamans, Priyanka plays the mother of reel-life Aisha Chaudhary, played by Zaira Wasim, who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. However, with her grit and determination, she was still able to become a TEDx speaker and a badass woman achiever.
Looks like we have come a long way forward from the male-centric films Bollywood was famously known for right?