Though Bollywood produces the highest number of films in a year for any film industry, a majority of them are male-dominated and Bollywood still struggles when it comes to films with female actors in the lead. The trend is changing albeit slowly but with the ever-changing taste of the Indian audience, mushrooming of the multiplex screens and the digital media boom, we are seeing more female-led projects these days.
Even though few in number, Bollywood has given us some of the most inspiring and iconic female characters. Actresses have given great performances as an officer of the law. They went for exclusive training, researched their characters to the core and became the person they were portraying. The role was so believable that it often became the highlight of the film. Here are 5 Bollywood female heroes we dare won’t cross:
Sehmat Khan: Alia Bhatt stars as the super spy Sehmat Khan in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. The film was based on true events and Sehmat played a very important role for India in the 1971 war against Pakistan. Sehmat is a clever, quick-thinking and smart spy who you don’t want to mess with.
Roma: Priyanka Chopra‘s Roma in Farhan Akhtar’s Don and Don 2 is one of the most watchable characters of the series. She has essayed her role with much perfection and amazed everyone with her daring stunts. She is sly, lethal and ruthless when it comes to taking the enemy down.
Vidya Bagchi: One of the best thrillers to have ever come out of Bollywood, Vidya Balan stars as Vidya Bagchi in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani. She is one of those rare heroes who won’t ever give up and will get up everytime they fall down. She is courageous, super smart and you won’t even realize when she beat you.
Malvika Chauhan: One of the best performances of Sushmita Sen‘s career came as ACP Malvika Chauhan in Robby Grewal’s Samay which was based on David Fincher’s Se7en. She solves some of the most difficult mysteries and is one of the smartest policewomen ever seen in Bollywood.
Shivani Roy: Rani Mukerji‘s Shivani Shivaji Roy in Pradeep Sarkar’s Mardaani is one of the toughest female cops you will ever come across in a Bollywood film. Plus, she knows the state of police and judicial system in India and will think of a unique way to punish you which will make you wish you never had never met her.
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