WEB DESK: Some stereotypes and social stigmas are so deep rooted that it is very hard to challenge them. In fact, it requires a colossal amount of courage to even speak against them in public.
Bollywood is no different. Societal stigmas prevail in the glamorous show biz industry and are more stringent for females as compared to males. While almost all actresses remain tight lipped on these stigmas, a handful of them dare to stand against them.
Here’s how these five glamorous divas managed to become the stereotype breakers of Bollywood.
Vidya Balan challenged the social stigma that an actress needs to have a size zero figure in order to make it big in the industry. She didn’t fall prey to this stereotype and proved that it’s your talent that matters the most and not your physique.
2. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen challenged the said process of getting married first and then having kids, a social norm that every woman has to follow. She is the best example to prove this stigma wrong. At the very beginning of her career, she adopted a little angel. After 10 years, she adopted another girl and is now a proud mother of two.
Haven’t we heard of that belief which says an actress is no more desirable when she gets married? Kareena Kapoor proved this belief wrong. She decided to marry the love of her life Saif Ali Khan at the peak of her career. This stereotypical thought that only an unmarried actress can pursue a successful career in the glamour world is completely absurd and Kareena proved it.
4. Kalki Koechlin
The unconventional actress of tinsel town, Kalki Koechlin is one such actress who holds no fear and talks openly about feminism and women empowerment. When other Bollywood starlets refrain from talking on the subject, Kalki has gladly accepted the tag of being a feminist. She wears her thoughts on her sleeves and speaks her mind at every given instance.
Deepika Padukone, one of the most accomplished actress in B-town, was once a victim of depression.Though quite a number of celebs suffer from fear of rejection and despondency but she dared enough to come forward and speak about it in public.She did not hide it in her closet with the fear of rejection but she faced the world and fought over depression courageously.