New Delhi: We often express a lot of qualms when it comes to gender equality. About how Bollywood, just like every other industry, happens to downplay the potential of talented women. Well, take heart – because we have many examples to make you believe that there are just about as many skilled and powerfully talented heroines in Bollywood as heroes.
Here's a quick glance at some of our favourite heroines of 2015 with strong characters that will inspire you in real life, if not – at least make you feel glad that there's no dearth of stories in the B-Town which reflects upon the strong side of womanhood.
Deepika Padukone in Piku
Amitabh Bachchan stole all hearts in this superhit, but let's not forget the leading lady – Deepika Padukone. The lone, independent girl portrayed by Padukone in the movie is not only the character sketch of a woman who can take care of her snappy father, but of herself and everything else around her in ease.
Anushka Sharma in NH10
Anushka Sharma was hailed as the new angry young woman of Bollywood by many – a title which correctly fits this tall beauty for her great performance in this action thriller. This movie breaks all stereotypes about women being timid and portrays Sharma in a uniquely aggressive way.
Priyanka Chopra in Dil Dhadakne Do
The movie may have turned out to be a dud, but not the characters, guys. Priyanka Chopra (Ayesha) as an unhappy wife of Rahul Bose (Manav ) goes a step ahead and makes the toughest decision, breaking all stereotypical ideas about women and marriages.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jazbaa
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's most awaited comeback in 2015. The story is based an attorney defending a criminal to save her kidnapped daughter. Aishwarya as Anuradha comes back with a bang in this one with some action and thrill. Motherhood at its brawniest best.
Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu Returns
A little outrageous at times, but perpetually adorable and charming – Kangana Ranaut outshined in this romantic sequel of 2011 'Tanu Weds Manu'. Tanu is blatant and expressive, sprays expletives here and there – but never fails to impress us with her wit and candid honesty.
Vidya Balan in Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Mohit Suri's romantic drama grabbed the best of the talented Vidya Balan. The movie might have failed to elicit desired response, but the performance and dialogues were highly praised – especially of Balan's.