Power is sexy and seductive. It’s like a drug one would never want to let go off. In a male dominated country like ours, where women find it hard to break out, there are some sectors where feminine strength has begun to hold strong. Here’s a look at some of the leading ladies of Bollywood who inspire everyday women with their bold choices and strong personality.
Vidya Balan – Bollywood’s most versatile actress
She is a woman of substance. With the kind of competition in the world of Bollywood today, unlike other actors who prefer playing it safe, our lady Vidya Balan is doing just the opposite – the unimaginable. Busting the myth that leading actresses fade with age, Vidya has become a symbol of women power and emancipation. Marrying Siddharth Roy Kapur at the peak of her career shows how comfortable she is in her skin. The actress has proved to the audiences that one doesn’t really need a ‘Khan’ in their films to deliver superhits.
Kareena Kapoor – The first Bollywood actress to charge in crores
She is the reigning queen of Bollyland. Every actor, be it new or established ones, craves to act opposite her. In a span of 13 years, Kareena has done it all, from acting in critically acclaimed movies like Chameli and Omkara to comedy flicks like Jab We Met and Golmaal 3. Her thumkas and jhatkas added to her glamour, proving that she’s the embodiment of an all-round movie star. She also became the first actress to be part of three back-to-back blockbusters (3 Idiots, Golmaal 3 and Bodyguard). Kareena is currently the highest paid actress and charges as much as her male counterparts.
Aishwarya Rai – A true global icon who represents Bollywood
She is the ultimate diva and is absolutely worth all the attention, praise and appreciation she gets. Right from the age of 21, Aishwarya Rai has won millions of hearts. Whatever she does inevitably becomes a topic of discussion. Shutterbugs love her and go literally wild even if they manage to catch a glimpse of the actress. Needless to mention, Aish is the global face of India. She is an ideal, an example or whatever you may call it, to a million of young ladies. Currently, the actress is enjoying motherhood, But Aish, we really really REALLY miss you, on screen.
Katrina Kaif – A lucky charm
Every filmmaker wants a piece of her. The Barbie doll of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif sloughed it out really hard, to earn the respect and reputation that she has today. The actress is considered as one of the most bankable stars in the industry. Her pretty face and that Brit accent is only a bonus. She is an inspiration to many young dreamers. Despite being an outsider, Katrina is a proof that with hard work, everything is possible. Today, the actress is doing extremely well for herself in the big, bad world of movies. Her role in the upcoming Dhoom 3 with perfectionist Aamir Khan, is much awaited and Kats popularity only seems to be soaring by the day.
Priyanka Chopra – An all rounder
She’s a super talented and absolutely brilliant actress, an amazing singer and most importantly, a beautiful human being. Her diversifying talent is what makes her a hotter property with every passing day. The Dostana babe has done it all, from anchoring shows, to acting and even singing. Ok! She has not always tasted hits but I guess, a film like Barfi! is enough to overlook all her flops, no?
Kajol – Diva du jour
She is one actress who has created a tremendous impact on filmmakers and continues to do so even today. Kajol is a powerhouse of performance and continues to give her counterparts a race for their money. Though the actress may not have had a single release in the past two years, we hear that she is currently reading a lot of scripts, and hence news of her next film is eagerly awaited.
Who else do you think is a woman of substance in the industry?