Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar

After being a part of the super hit movie Dangal, Zaira Wasim took up the challenging role of a young girl with big dreams and the capability of fulfilling them. The movie was a superhit and her character was loved by all. She also stands for her mother who is a victim of domestic violence and helps her come out of an abusive marriage.

Bhumi Pednekar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Bhumi Pednekar has touched the most sensitive issue plaguing the women of our nation – open defecation. Her character Jaya, an educated woman, doesn’t hesitate to even file a divorce petition on the pretext of a lack of toilet in her husband’s house. Quite courageously, she conveyed the message of the need and importance of toilets in every home.

Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu

Vidya Balan is a Bollywood actress who never fails to play challenging roles. This time too, she played Sulu, a homemaker with dreams and aspirations and believes in accomplishing them. The movie fairly portrays her transition from a housewife to a late night Radio Jockey and beautifully hit upon the traditional gender roles and stereotypes.

 

Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana

Taapsee Pannu plays the role of a spy. After her thrilling performance in Pink, Taapsee Pannu played the role of an undercover agent in Naam Shabana. There are very few actresses in Bollywood who can carry this kind of role and Taapsee is one of them.

Kangana Ranaut in Simran

In an entertaining comedy-drama- Simran, she plays the lead character who is full of life and self-confidence and individualism. Simran is proud of herself and lives her life on her own terms and conditions. She has shades of grey, that are such a welcome change.