It's a woman's world out there, and are we glad! Bollywood has traditionally given meatier roles to male stars but thankfully, that has changed. And at the head of this growing trend, is Vidya Balan. Her The Dirty Picture joined the league of women-centric films. Although the three male leads - Naseerudin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi - have substantial roles to play, Vidya is the main focus of the film. Hopefully the hard work of the talented actress pays off and the movie will have a good run in the box-office.
While we're still 'ooh-ing' and 'aah-ing' over her sensuous looks in this taboo-breaking film on southern sex siren Silk Smitha, it's also time to take a look at our favourite women-oriented films Bollywood has given us in recent times and the one's coming up.
Text: Jyotsna Jothi