Actresses who find immense gratification only when they are applauded for their fine acting credentials.
1. Kangana Ranaut
She is one of the very few B-Town actresses who has reached this far without the bankable support of a Khan. Kangana may not have romanced SRK, Salman, Aamir or Akshay, but we aren’t complaining. Because whatever she gives to us on the 70 MM screen is worth celebrating! Especially during the recent years, the girl has been in top form, owning her characters like a boss. Even if she does a Krrish 3, she ensures she isn’t remembered as a leading lady in a Hrithik Roshan flick, but for the unique character she plays with utmost honesty. Films like Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns have changed the game for her – completely! No wonder we are desperately waiting for her next, Katti Batti!
2. Priyanka Chopra
PC is one of the most talented and imposing heroines we have today. She has proved thus not only with her fine acting chops but also with her knack for choosing her scripts wisely. Be it Fashion, 7 Khoon Maaf, Barfi!, Mary Kom or her forthcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali project, Bajirao Mastani – Priyanka has warmed our hearts with her honest and powerful screen-portrayals. You go, girl!
3. Vidya Balan
Right from her very first film, Parineeta, we knew Vidya had a long way to go… on her own. She may have fumbled in between with some misfit scripts, but she sure learnt from those mistakes, only to emerge as a stronger performer. Paa, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani are some gems from her kitty. She may have been giving flops for the last few years, but that doesn’t stop us from getting excited about each of her next projects.
Sridevi was a complete revelation in her comeback movie, English Vinglish, in 2012. She held the film on her shoulders and out came triumphed! In short, she was the heart and soul of the Gauri Shinde venture. Even in her heydays, when she ruled the roost during the late 80s and early 90s, Sridevi did films that gave her enough room to make her presence felt.
5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The fact that her comeback vehicle, Jazbaa, is one of the most awaited films of the year, is proof enough that Ash is known, celebrated and applauded for her work and screen-presence and not because she gets cast opposite a certain bigshot. The leggy beauty has done several blockbuster as well as critically acclaimed movies.