Biopics to focus on women achievers in 2019

Bollywood actresses GEAR UP to portray women achievers, who created history.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | 1:15:03 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 0 Comments | By

collage of 2019 women biopics

In the recent past, inspirational stories of sports stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Milkha Singh, and freedom fighters such as Subhas Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh, have been told on the big screen. Soon, cinema halls will be taken over by biopics on women achievers, starting with Kangana Ranaut's "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" based on the warrior queen.

Eminent film and trade business analyst Girish Johar said "Manikarnika...", in which Kangana plays the title role, is currently trending in the country and that it has got a "good buzz".

"A popular face does help reach a wider audience because they have their own fans and fan clubs. They are well established and their craft is already recognized. Everyone knows that Kangana does different kinds of films," Girish told IANS.

So, he thinks "Manikarnika..." would hit the jackpot at the box office when it releases later this month.

Director Indrajit Lankesh is coming out with a biopic on southern film industry's adult film star Shakeela.

Talking about biopics made on influential women, he told IANS: "Finally, the film industry is opening up to women because maybe in the 1970s or 1980s, they thought that women were only for songs and dancing around the trees; but biopics getting made on women show that there are a lot of women achievers who can stand on their own and it's great.

"I always thought that when Shakeela was dominating in the male-dominated industry in the mid-1990s, it was very difficult; but today, the scenario is slowly changing. I can't say that it's completely changed, but I am proud and happy that there are a lot of biopics being made on women."

On his film, he shared: "It is a story about an actress who has seen life from rags to riches to rags. Her life itself is a very good learning path for any woman."

His film will star actress Richa Chadha as Shakeela. But Richa herself doesn't see biopics on women as a trend.

"Reality is stranger than fiction. As long as there are interesting stories, these films will be made because women won't stop achieving now," she told IANS.

For Richa, it was the story of Shakeela's life, "with all the trials and tribulations", that she found very dramatic.

"When I first heard it, I wondered how it hadn't been adapted into a screenplay already. I am happy I got to act in this movie because I really grew a lot with it," she said.

Actress Deepika Padukone is also set to take the story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal from real to reel. Deepika had said: "It's a very important story and it's a true-life incident, so hopefully good things will come out of it."

Actress Shraddha Kapoor will be showing her sporty side by essaying the role of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal.

Even down south, filmmakers are opening up to the idea of biopics on women. If last year's "Mahanati", a film about the rise of female south Indian superstar Savitri, won the hearts of many, people can't stop praising popular south Indian actress Nithya Menen for her look in the new poster of the film "The Iron Lady", based on late politician Jayalalithaa.

"The film on Jayalalithaa is very heavy. I was very impressed when the film's director Priyadarshini came with the film to me. She was so focused. I told her that if we are doing a biopic, we should ensure complete justice to the character. She was going in the right direction and was extremely confident. I am really looking forward to doing that film. That will be interesting to explore as an artist," Nithya had told IANS.

It's not just established actresses who are pumped up about playing real-life characters. One-film-old actress Janhvi Kapoor has reportedly taken up a biopic on Gunjan Saxena, an Indian Air Force combat pilot.

There were also reports that actress Jacqueline Fernandez will play ace Indian cyclist Deborah Herold in a film.

User Rating Rating(0 Votes)

Share On :

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp

To stay updated with similiar articles follow

Related News

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.



Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index