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Bollywood Actresses Who Broke Stereotypes

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Ever since we were little, we were given a picture of how women should be because of how our Bollywood celebrities portrayed their perfect lives. However, while there are stars who do live the picture perfect life off screen as well as when on screen, there are others who know how to live life on their own terms, without bowing down to stereotypes and expectations. Check out the list here:

1. Rekha

While extremely controversial because of her affair with Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha has always been a strong force of nature. From her choice of clothing to the way she carries herself everywhere she goes, Rekha seems unfazed by all the controversy surrounding her life. Perhaps one of the reasons the media is so fascinated by this gorgeous actress is because of the way she carries herself and because she has never reacted to the rumours in a way which seems defaming or uncouth. She was also perhaps the initial few to set the path blazing for other celebrities to be just who they want.

2. Farah Khan

Loud and bold in every way possible, Farah Khan is Bollywood’s very own trend breaker. Not only did she marry when she wanted and to whom she wanted, Shirish Kunder, who is five years younger than her, she also gave birth to three children through IVF. Did you know she is the first Indian celebrity to have children through this process?

3. Konkana Sen Sharma

Despite our country being a part of the quickly moving forward 21st century, our thoughts  are still quite firmly embedded in the past. At a time when pregnancy wasn’t flaunted (even when one is married,) Konkana Sen Sharma did the unexpected. Not only did she tell the world she was pregnant, she also didn’t hide the fact that she had a baby before her wedding. If that isn’t gutsy, then what is?

4. Silk Smitha

A part of the adult film industry, Silk Smitha was one of the rare actresses who did only the kind of films she wanted and nothing else. Although she was ridiculed and hated by several people for her choice of films, she still refused to back down. Her open portrayal of women sexuality, Silk Smitha was an actress the likes of whom hadn’t been seen in the industry at that point. So famous was she that even today, people can’t stop appreciating her.

5. Suhasini Mulay

While some people follow patterns because they like to, others break it because they don’t care. Marathi actress Suhasini Mulay falls under the second category. Not only did she find her partner on Facebook, she also realised she couldn’t live without him and tied the knot with him at the grand old age of 60! This just shows that no matter what your age, if you truly love a person, you should go into the relationship all guns blazing!

Time and time again, we have actresses like these who come and break the mold, giving us the hope of wanting to break stereotypes and do things without being afraid. If you think we missed other actresses like these, comment and let us know!

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Sonam Kapoor Advocates Empowering Women Ahead Of Women’s Day

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Sonam Kapoor is a notable Bollywood icon who is known for supporting social causes like breast cancer awareness and LGBTQ equality.  Sonam Kapoor, in a recent post on Instagram advocated for women empowerment, with a picture from her latest photoshoot.

Sharing her thoughts in the post Sonam Kapoor says she cannot be the poor little rich girl anymore nor should she feel sorry for herself.  Speaking more about empowerment, Sonam said she needs to make harder choices in order to pave the future way for women after her. That is the reason why her whole team consists of women and why she also voices the need to cut down thousands of years of deep rooted patriarchy.

 

In another post Sonam Kapoor posted “For me, female empowerment is very important, especially because I’m from a side of the world where women have always been second class citizens (sic.)”

 

 

This post comes just a few days before the International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrate womanhood all across the world. 

Sonam Kapoor is well known for memorable supporting role performances in movies like Bhaag Milka Bhaag (2013,) Pad Man (2018,) and Veere Di Wedding (2018.)  Sonam is perhaps well known for her role as Neerja Bhanot in the biopic Neerja (2016.)  Sonam Kapoor was last seen in The Zoya Factor where she starred alongside Dulquer Salmaan.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Set To Join Matrix 4

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas established herself as a credible actress in Bollywood and is also steadily signing Hollywood films as well.  The actress already appeared in Baywatch, A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic?

Priyanka Chopra Jonas last appeared in the Bollywood movie The Sky Is Pink, which was a hit and earned positive reviews from critics.  The actress will now reportedly join The Matrix franchise and will have a major role in The Matrix 4.  Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who already starred in the previous three installments, will also be a part of The Matrix 4.

The Matrix franchise is a series of movies created and directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.  The series is about a world created by machines (viruses) which imprison mankind in virtual reality (The Matrix,) so they can be farmed as power sources.  The franchise earned widespread acclaim owing to its storyline, characters and VFX.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also set to star in the television show Citadel opposite Richard Madden.  Priyanka Chopra Jonas also recently completed shooting for Netflix’s The White Tiger, in which she will be seen alongside Rajkummar Rao.

On the other hand, The Matrix 4 is set to be released in 2021.

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Dia Mirza Breaks Down At Jaipur Literature Festival

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Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in Jaipur.  It is said to be the world’s largest free literary festival. Every year, eminent personalities attend the festival to speak about current affairs and political trends.

Actress Dia Mirza attended the event this year and was speaking about climate change.  However, the actress broke down into tears in the middle of her speech. Upon being asked the reason for the tears, Dia Mirza said she was affected by the tragic demise of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash.

The actress delivered a message about the importance of being empathetic and said, “Don’t hold back from being an empath. Don’t be afraid of shedding your tears. Feel it, feel the full extent of everything. It’s good. It gives us strength. It does. And this is not a performance.”  

When offered a tissue to wipe her tears, the actress refused by saying, “I don’t need paper.”  This particular statement attracted trolls on Twitter, which compared her to a desi version of Greta Thunberg and pointed at how the actress did not mind attending the event in a petrol vehicle but refused tissues.

 

This edition of Jaipur Literature Festival had Faye D’Souza, Javed Akhtar, Lisa Ray and Manish Malhotra, to name a few, as speakers.

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Deepika Padukone Features In Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2020 Campaign

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Louis Vuitton is a brand which is flaunted by the wealthiest individuals on the planet.  Wearing Louis Vuitton apparel is a style statement. It is an easily recognizable brand, thanks to its iconic initials ‘LV.’

The brand recently released its pre fall 2020 campaign and Deepika Padukone features in it.  She stars alongside the likes of Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner and American Horror Story star Emma Roberts.

This makes Deepika Padukone the first Bollywood star to feature in a global campaign by the iconic clothing brand and gives Deepika another unique accomplishment in her career.  The Bollywood star took to her Twitter to share the news with everyone.

 

The actress recently received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum held in Davos for her contributions towards mental health awareness.  She recently starred in the movie Chhapaak.  Deepika Padukone will next star as Romila Devi, the wife of Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev, in the movie ’83.

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Deepika Padukone Speaks About Addressing Mental Health Issues At World Economic Forum

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Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood right now, but the outspoken actress did not have an easy journey to the top.  Deepika battled severe depression over the years and broke the silence about it after years when she finally overcame it. She was very vocal about the support of her colleague and husband Ranveer Singh in helping her overcome her depression.

Deepika Padukone also started The Live Love Laugh Foundation to help people suffering from stress, anxiety and depression.  The actress once again spoke about the issue at the World Economic Forum (WEF,) which was held at Davos. WEF is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”

The actress stressed on the importance of addressing mental health issues while building a more sustainable and inclusive world.

 

 

 

Deepika Padukone recently acted in a film, Chhapaak, which is about an acid attack survivor and how she rebuilds her life and eventually finds love.  The movie is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal.  

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