Who doesn’t love films set in a classical era? Who doesn’t love films filled with power and passion? Lush costumes, utterly gorgeous and impeccably styled sets, revelation of lost times, a romance that trumps all others. Who didn’t love these ladies who have done more than make us swoon?
Aishwarya Rai as Jodha Bai from Jodhaa Akbar
Sticking to the archetype of ‘Bollywood-historical’ with leads breaking into songs, the film brought back the royal characters from history in the hands of two charming leads extremely gracefully. Mughal emperor Akbar’s most favourite, Aishwarya Rai looked ethereal as Hindu princess Jodha.
Deepika Padukone as Mastani in Bajirao Mastani
Based on the life of ruler-warrior Peshwa Bajrao the filmed wowed everyone who watched! An enchantress, Deepika as Mastani stole all the hearts.
Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani
Priyanka Chopra played Maratha warrior Peshwa’s first wife in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, a role she counts as one of her career-defining outings.
Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini in Padmaavat
A queen in history or poetic fantasy? Poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s metrical composition turned epic period drama Padmavat witnessed Deepika Padukone as a Rajput queen Padmini, a legendary beauty. There’s something about Deepika and royal, historical characters like these – she revisits the past, brings back an old world charm, takes us by a storm, always.
Aditi Rao Hydari as Rani Mehrunissa in Padmaavat
Underrated yet unbeaten, Aditi Rao Hydari walks with a charm that will hypnotize you. Hydari as Mehrunissa was no different. Paired opposite Ranveer Singh the onscreen Alauddin Khilji, Mallika-i-Jahan/Mehrunissa was his 20th wife.
Kangana Ranaut as Rani Lakshmibai in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi
Kangana Ranaut is fiesty, Kangana Ranaut fantastically fits her characters and her fain audience would agree. The curly haired beauty has carefully catapulted herself into the big league of Bollywood actors. All set to hit the silver screen on 25th January, 2019 as warrior queen Rani Laxmibai, we predict Kangana will jump back into the game with full stars. The past will meet the present again…