Time and again Bollywood has given many blockbuster and inspirational biopics on sports-stars, freedom fighters, politicians and film-stars but most of these films are often helmed by men. Not anymore as 2019 is bringing us a bunch of movies about the strong and powerful women played by the equally talented actresses of the industry. Here is the list of those movies which we looking forward to with our heads up high.
1. Deepika Padukone as Laxmi Agarwal
Laxmi Agarwal the courageous and poised acid-attack survivor who has marked her presence in the history by being the campaigner of Stop Acid Attacks and also a TV host, her story has inspired the director Meghna Gulzar who is coming up with the film Chhapaak which is played by none other than our leading superstar Deepika Padukone.
2. Kangana Ranaut as Manikarnika
Portraying the bravery and valour of the famous warrior Laxmibai of Jhansi, the first woman warrior queen leading the first independence war against the British during her era, Kangana has already received positive reactions for her acting as well as the direction of the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
3. Shraddha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal
Actor Shraddha Kapoor will be seen in Amol Gupte’s directorial, as a young sporting icon of India, with a badminton racket for the biopic of the former world No: 1, Saina Nehwal, who is the winner of over 23 international titles in badminton thus earning India a reputable name in the international sports.
4. Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena
The Dhadak girl, Janhvi Kapoor, is all set to tell the tale of the Kargil War IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena. Reportedly directed by Karan Johar, the film is about Gunjan, the first Indian woman combat aviator, had evacuated injured soldiers from the 1999 Kargil war and despite facing fire managed to bring back the soldiers home.
5. Richa Chadda as Shakeela
Richa Chadda is back with yet another bold and brave role portraying Shakeela. Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, Shakeela will re-tell you the story of the woman who made a revolutionary change in the south film industry in the late 90s when it was a huge male-dominating business. She was criticised heavily for her choices of starring in the adult films.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez as Deborah Herold
The Srilankan beauty is geared up for the biopic of the ace Indian cyclist Deborah Herold. Deborah, hailing from the Nicobar Islands, is one of the first and premier sportswomen of India to compete in UCI- Union Cycliste Internationale and has garnered many laurels worldwide. The Tsunami survivor’s story is truly an inspiration.