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Bollywood women who broke free of societal norms and chose the path less trodden
We live in a society that's majorly dominated by men. Even though, we talk of progressive times, we still have a long wya to go before women really are considered to be equals to men. Without sounding like a feminazi, let's get straight to the point. We need a special day termed as Women's Day to celebrate womanhood particularly. While, we really may feel that there's no need for one single day to celebrate our existence, it does make us feel special. So, when we discuss Women's Day, let's talk about those feisty women in the film industry who dared to tread the unconventional path.
Actress Kangana Ranaut has coined the term 'nepotism' for Bollywood. The feisty young woman has made it on her own without any Godfather and has never been afraid to speak her mind. Her outwardly frank attitude has earned her many haters, but the actress continues to abide by her strong decisions. And not just onscreen, the actress has even fought against all odds in her personal life struggles. Yet, she stays strong and fearless portraying an independent young woman who is ready to take on the world all alone.
From becoming the Miss World, to turning into a global icon, Priyanka Chopra has been making waves internationally. After a successful career in Bollywood, the actress ventured into Hollywood and she didn't her own production house and has been producing regional movies. Indeed, this lady is unstoppable!
Actress Sushmita Sen who has been a Miss Universe has never followed the basic societal norms considered acceptable in our society. Unmarried at 42, the actress is mother to two beatiful girls. At the young age of 25, she took the brave decision of adopting a girl much to the disagreement of people in society and after 10 years again, she adopted another girl. Today, the actress is content and happy with her daughters and doesn't deem it necessary for a man to fill in the shoes of being a father figure to her daughters.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Bong beauty Konkona Sen Sharma announced her pregnancy even before getting married to her co-star Ranvir Shorey. She didn't pay any heed whatsoever to societal pressures and very bravely let the world know about the most beautiful phase of her life. In a society where getting pregnant before marriage is considered as a sin, this move from the actress was surely a strong one.
Neena Gupta broke free of the usual stereotypes in society way back in the 80s. She had an illicit affair with West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards and even had a child with him, inspite of never getting married to him. Well, to take such a big decision in those times is surely no less than a herculean task and kudos to Mrs Gupta for believing in her heart. Women out there can surely take a leaf out of her book.
Production is always considered to be a territory dominated by men as business is not for women. But Deepshikha Deshmukh has proved that women can be producers too and that too who have a good sense of cinema. She debuted as a producer with Aishwarya Rai and Randeep Hooda's film 'Sarbjit' and since then there is no looking back for her.
Prernaa Arora, the rising force behind the production house KriArj Entertainment has consolidated her position amongst the most sought after film producers in just a span of two years. With three back-to-back movies, Prernaa has turned out to become one of the most successful female producers and she is raring to go with almost eight projects in her kitty now.
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