Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan: These women may be known for the variety and excellence in their roles but one thing that’s common between them is that they at the top of their game. On Women’s Day, Koimoi.com looks at the actresses known for their spunk and incredible talent on screen.
The world of glitz and glam beckoned Katrina as early as when she was all of 14 years old. Her first role in a Hindi film was just like the title, Boom. But when the Indian-Brit teamed up with Salman Khan, there was no stopping her. Not only did she give some memorable films with Sallu, she continued to do so even in the films without him. And if you thought that all she can do is mouth accented dialogues, she did play the seductive vamp in Race and the somber politician in Raajneeti. How’s that to shut the critics up?
Born to the illustrious Kapoor family, Kareena took no time to follow the footsteps of her sister Karisma Kapoor and made her debut opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Refugee. Though Kareena was stuck with the stereotypical vain roles a la Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, Bebo gave some unforgettable fragile performances in Chameli, Dev and Omkara. And if that isn’t enough, she’s also got the handsome nawab Saif Ali Khan by her side!
If winning the Miss World wasn’t enough, Priyanka Chopra had her set her sights higher. But it was her role of the temptress in Aitraaz that rocketed her to fame. After that there was no stopping the girl from Bareilly. Piggy Chops went on to win the National Award for her portrayal of the rise and fall of a model in Fashion. PC continued doing unconventional roles by playing 12 different characters in What’s Your Raasheee? and seven different ages of the enchanting, murderous Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes in 7 Khoon Maaf.
Her signature ‘star’ hand wave in Om Shanti Om was probably a sign of things to come for the badminton-player-turned-swimsuit-model. With a dream debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika managed to carve a niche for herself as an actor with varied roles in Love Aaj Kal, Karthik Calling Karthik and Lafangey Parindey. Just like her bindaas roles, DP hasn’t shied away from talking about her relationships either. She was quite frank about boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor but has been seen with Sidhartha Mallya a lot recently.
If there was an award for the most fearless actress, Vidya Balan would undoubtedly bag it. Vidya does roles of such different intensity that you probably cannot pinpoint two of her roles that are similar to each other. If she’s crooning “Gooooooooood morning Mumbai” as Jhanvi in Lage Raho Munnabhai, she’s also the lusty Krishna in Ishqiya. And hold your breath, because she’s coming next as the sex siren Silk Smitha!