With the new wave of cinema making a stir in our film culture, actresses telling a story of a fierce and powerful female protagonist is our new favourite. From breaking the mould of being a conventional love interest to playing with the messiness of their role, these stars are scripting refreshing history of bold and brave characters.
Before we indulge ourselves in their worlds, here’s presenting the list of leading actresses, who are all set to headline some path-breaking dramas in the coming days.
Yami Gautam – A Thursday
One of the most acclaimed actresses of today’s time, Yami Gautam, will breathe life into a rather grey and nuanced character of a kindergarten teacher, who takes kids as hostages in ‘A Thursday’. The actress will venture into a challenging and never-seen-before cinematic space.
Alia Bhatt – Gangubai Kathiawadi
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangu Kathiawadi’ is another fierce drama making noise all across the nation. Playing the titular role, Alia Bhatt will essay the real-life personality of the famous Mafia Queen and become the force behind one of the most powerful on-screen female characters.
Taapsee Pannu – Shabaash Mithu
Taapsee Pannu, who has earned acclaim for her strong female characters, will present the life story of Indian Woman Cricketer, Mithali Raj. Touted to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year, the actress will take the audience on the journey of the cricketer’s euphoric rise.
Vidya Balan – Jalsa
You cannot have a list of female-led films and not have Vidya Balan in it! The actress has ‘Jalsa’ on the cards for a release with another leading actress Shefali Shah. While the details around the project are still under the wraps, we hear the star will essay an unconventional and fierce role.