They are bold, they are young and they have the charm to make the world go head over heels, they are the all new gang of womaniya in Bollywood. Our very own girl brigade has taken the industry by storm. They enjoy challenges and they love to portray the extraordinary. Whether it is their quintessential avatar flaunting chiffon sarees or it is the leggy lass donning contemporary trend in high heels and shorts skirts, the new gang of heroines in Bollywood definitely knows what it takes to make your heart throb faster than ever before.
Female actors like Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt broke the taboos of archetypical Hindi film heroine and shattered it into thousand pieces. Their killer looks and invincible talent showed the whole world that actresses in Bollywood can be a lot more than an attractive arm candy for leading men. They don’t shy away from taking up risks and they proactively take up roles in chronicles sans hero and their full blown machismo. To put it down in simpler words, our leading ladies have grown fond of taking up meatier roles on screen. For ones they don’t mind shedding off their falsies and letting off their stilettos.
Vidya Balan, 35, can be easily said the forerunner of this new breed of actresses in Bollywood. Her show to woo the nation commenced with No One Killed Jessica and Ishqiya. A journey that was ushered with an ultra de-glammed look reached its next destination to The Dirty Picture. Voluptuous Vidya dint deter away from flaunting her assets and so-called over weight body with élan in the movie. She essayed the character of an outrageous and ambitious village girl, Silk who had only one dream in her life, to become a film actress. And man, dint she do proper justice to her role! Vidya went all out to bring back to life the soul of notorious vamp girls of 80s on screen. Her tempting moves and sultry dialogues captured the millions of hearts across the globe. The Dirty Picture, had the oomph minus the sordidness, a challenge which only Vidya could fulfill. Her next film, Kahaani gave us a big jolt for now she became a woman, a pregnant lady who was out for vengeance. Her name this time was Vidya Bagchi and she was nothing like Silk.
If Vidya liberated the era of womanhood, actresses like Deepika and Kangana carried the trend forward. Their enigmatic portrayals of the material girls in films like Goliyon ki Rasleela Ramleela and Queen brought a breath of fresh air in Hindi movies. Whether it is Sonam Kapoor in Aisha or Madhuri Dixit in Dedh Ishqiya, our leading ladies today are going that extra mile to achieve respect in tune to their male counterparts. The new kids in the block, Pareeniti Chopra and Alia Bhatt as well are not keeping any stones unturned to paint the tinsel town pink. Alia Bhatt within a span of only a year or two achieved thunderous appreciation from both critic and audiences alike for her excellent performances in films like Highway and Two States. Pareeniti on the other hand took the challenge of bringing the lives and likes of common Indian girls on screen in films like Ishaqzaade and Shuddh Desi Romance.
All in all, their uninhibited performances and strong portrayals brought a new wave in the industry that is sure to take over the fraternity which until now was ruled only by men.