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Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra – Women producers who are changing the content game in Bollywood

Bollywood has been witnessing a noticeable change – male domination is slowly being edged out – from movies and scripts to women getting into direction and production. Recent years have seen a host of women getting into production to create meaningful films with nimble, well-plotted scripts – there is indeed a new wave of content in Indian cinema. Women are changing the narrative and showcasing stories from a neutral perspective. From commercial cinema to parallel cinema, women are producing films in all genres. Here are some women who promise to be pave-changers as producers.

Deepika Padukone


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Deepika debuted as a producer in 2020 as she released the first film under her banner KA Entertainment titled Chhapaak. A real-life story about an acid-attack survivor, the film created quite a stir amongst industry-folk, audiences and critics alike. Deepika’s vision as a producer is to back films that need a platform and have an important story to tell. She portrayed the lead character of Malti in Chhapaak, possibly one of the most difficult roles of her career in Bollywood.

Priyanka Chopra


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Priyanka Chopra is definitely one of the most sought after actresses in B-Town. Not only that she is also a producer who makes sure she gives the right impetus to regional cinema. The films she has produced – be it Marathi or Sikkimese, she has always made sure the film’s release to a huge audience, and also manage to get awards at varied film festivals. She, along with her mother, handle Purple Pebble Pictures, which is one of the prime locations for great content-driven cinema.

Anushka Sharma


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Anushka Sharma co-founded her production house Clean Slate Films with her brother in 2014 and there has been no stopping her since then. With three wonderful films (NH10, Phillauri and Pari) released under the banner already, Sharma has shown the industry how to create strong stories headlined by women. Clean Slate Films, as the name suggests, works towards collaborating with new storytellers to tell new stories with every film.

Dia Mirza


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Dia has shown her talent and versatility across the different roles she has played in her life, be it as an actor, a producer or a philanthropist. As the founder of her new production house ONE INDIA STORIES LLP, Dia aims to share meaningful narratives across different platforms and mediums. She is known to be experimental and is currently in conversation with many scriptwriters and filmmakers for compelling stories.

Twinkle Khanna


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Twinkle Khanna may have admitted it time and again that she was a terrible actress, but there is no denying that she is a terrific author. Also, when she put her money where her mouth was by producing the fantastic ‘Padman’, she made sure she also registered her name as a strong female movie producer. She is definitely someone who makes sure that content remains the king in the subject of the films she produces, and that’s making fans eager to want to have more films from her stable.

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