An exemplary portrayal of women, our characters on the Bollywood big screen, from reel to real life. Our heroines have always captured our imagination. They are fierce and independent. They are bold and undaunted.’This is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl,’ sang James Brown’s caveat. Women have captured the spirit of progress ushering a brave new world. Don’t underestimate the power of women supporting each other. But when men join hands, change is inevitable!
Women’s Day is a celebration, not a fight. Here’s how B-Town celebrated the beautiful day…
Priyanka Chopra is a boss woman. She is an actor with both Bollywood and Hollywood films in her trove, a singer, a producer, a philanthropist even. She is also an inspiration to a million women out there, she’s proof that nothing is impossible, nothing is too difficult to achieve. Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram to share a few words she’s living by this year as she wished all of us a happy women’s day!
Arjun Kapoor said in an Instagram post ‘I want to dedicate this Women’s Day to Anshula Kapoor and all the women like her’. He urges us all to celebrate our individuality. ‘Do what you love’, Arjun adjured. ‘Take time and make time for yourselves’, the actor further added. ‘Do what makes you happy’, ladies!
Sara Ali Khan
‘Girls can’, ‘this women’s day be #bold, #confident, #yourself’, came Sara Ali Khan’s Instagram story with a message.
Salman Khan posted a picture with his mothers, Salma Khan and Helen. You don’t need a day to dedicate your indebtedness, love and reverence to your mother, Salman Khan makes sure this beautiful day is no different.
‘For the face behind the face’, wrote Kalki in a post expressing gratitude to a team member. A little appreciation goes a long way, gratitude is a gift and Koechlin has full realization of the fact.
Women today are fighting with full force against the obstacle of traditional gender expectations, they are ‘breaking stereotypes’ and moving beyond the recognition to meaning progress. Akshay Kumar shared a photograph with such ‘biking queens’. ‘Girls don’t ride a bike’, says who?
Aditi Rao Hydari
‘We are women and that’s our superpower’, shared Aditi Rao Hydari before posting a series of pictures of ‘women who are the wing’ beneath her wings. One should always remember that it doesn’t take much to show people we care.
Touched by the number of young women who have exhibited their desire to join the armed forces,’there are female heroes’, expressed an ovewhelmed Yami Gautum.
Karisma Kapoor took to Instagram to share a throwback picture of her mother Babita and sister Kareena Kapoor Khan. Sisterhood means having a friend who will be there for life, and no matter where life takes you, that much will always be true. A sister is someone who can laugh away the good times with, she is someone who you can confide in when the times get tough. ‘To my pillars’, Karisma Kapoor captioned the post.
‘Be yourself’. Become a confident woman, meant Shraddha Kapoor. Meet, and challenge, your own ideas and assumptions about yourself, one by one – Embrace them!
Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar
The Kalank cadre chose Women’s Day to reveal the characters of the film’s female leads. Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt’s character sketches leave a strong impression on our minds.
Sonakshi is seen with vermillion on her forehead and a red bindi, “Love, longing, integrity and sacrifice… this is what SATYA stands for,” said Karan Johar about the actress’ mould in the film, while Alia Bhatt described ‘Satya’ as ‘the one who holds the family together.’