Who needs a day to celebrate womanhood, when our existence in world is for every single day? It is said, ‘A woman in any form shall be celebrated and honored, be it, a sister or a wife or a mother or any other form’. The more you empower women, the more a nation grows because the world stands on the base of a woman. And thus we have empowered women in Bollywood who have made the world know their mantle. Here are 5 strong women of B-Town.
1. Deepika Padukone
This lady entered Bollywood with Om Shanti Om and now rules the B-Town with back to back super hit films. She is not just the highest paid and finest actor Bollywood has, but also the actress fought and talked about depression in open. She talked about depression and said; “For various reasons, there’s a stigma attached to mental illness, which is why people choose not to talk about it. There were several reasons I chose to speak up. One, because it transformed my life in many ways. It was the most difficult experience I’ve been through, but it also taught me a lot about myself and about life.”
2. Kangana Ranaut
The actress knows how to call a spade, a spade. She speaks her mind and can cut a person short with her sharp tongue. She is strong enough to hold a morcha against the biggies of B-Town like Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan. She had her strong views on nepotism prevailing in B-town and called Karan Johar as "flag bearer of nepotism."
3. Priyanka Chopra
The lady entered B-Town having no God-father, yet her success graph is an inspiration on its own. PC not just ruled Indian cinema, but also has a strong hold on International cinema. The actress once in a speech said, “Don’t confine your dreams in a shell. The universe is guiding you every day with opportunities knocking your door but you got to understand the sign and grab the opportunity.”
4. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Bebo is not just the gossip monger of B-Town but is also an inspiration to all the would-be-mommies out there. The actress did not let her career suffer because of motherhood and graced the ramp with her baby bump. She showed how a baby bump is not to hide, but it is a matter of pride. She has managed to balance between work and family and said; "My family is my priority. I am ambitious, but I've always had time for my family. For me, it's not always like work, work, work, I think I have managed to balance between my professional life and personal life since the starting of my career."
5. Kalki Koechlin
The actress speaks her mind and talks about women empowerment and unconventional issue. She is strong enough to openly talk about the sexual abuse she has faced at the tender age of 9. The actress told her story, and said; “The reason I spoke out about my sexual abuse is not to get people to feel sorry for me but to give others who have had similar circumstances the confidence to talk about it. I allowed someone to have sex with me at the age of nine, not understanding fully what it meant and my biggest fear after was that my mother would find out. I felt it was my mistake and so I kept it hidden for years. If I had had the confidence or awareness to confide in my parents it would have saved me years of complexes about my own sexuality. It’s important that parents remove the taboo around the word sex or private parts so kids can speak openly and be saved from potential abuse.”
“Women are leaders everywhere you look -- from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes” – Nancy Pelosi
Happy Women's Day!