Bollywood is going through a phase of transformation; you can see the change in content, the way the content is presented and distributed. New mediums are being used in Bollywood. Along with it, we also notice a bunch of young talented actresses who are not always in lead roles, but are definitely making news by receiving critical appreciation. Some of them have been lucky to be commercially successful as well. Here are our top 5 picks from the younger generation of actresses.
The name that will top the list has to be of Swara Bhaskar’s who is breaking stereotypes, but at the same time going mainstream with movies like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. She is making waves with her heart-punching performances. Only a Swara can pull off a role in Neel Battey Sannata, Anarkali of Ara, and Tanu Weds Manu effortlessly. She stands out in all her performances.
According to Aditi Rao Hydari, time is luxury and she believes in living at the moment. And undoubtedly, she is having the time of her life now. She had been in Bollywood for quite some time, but success have eluded her for long. Of course, now she is the proud actress of a Mani Ratnam movie Kaatru Veliyidai which is released in Telegu with the handsome actor Karthi. The beautiful actress looked straight out of a dream sequence in Fitoor and her recent venture with Sanjay Dutt in Bhoomi only shows that this talented actress does not believe in limiting herself to one genre only.
Tillotama Shome is already a prominent face in Bollywood; and we have mostly seen her in intense roles. But the feisty lady still wants to experiment with diverse roles. She feels that she is still in the process of commanding various characters. Tillotama who was recently seen in ‘Death in the Gunj’ have always inspired us with her intense character portrayals. Be it Monsoon Wedding, Qissa, Gangor or Children of War, she is always at her best. These days however, the talented actress feels that her emotional muscles have been overtly used and she is looking for avenues such as the comedy genre to add some diversion to your portfolio.
Divya Datta has been one of the most interesting supporting actresses in Bollywood. She has been praised for her roles in various movies such as Aaja Nachle, Baghban, Bhag Milkha Bhag, and Veer Zara. She is another actress who has never restricted herself to a single genre; she has consciously chosen different roles so that there is no monotony.
If there is one actress who portrays panache, it has got to be Ira Dubey. One of the intelligent actresses of today, Ira had created a niche for herself in Bollywood with roles in Dear Zindagi and Aisha. Ira is also part of an ambitious project known as 9 Parts of Desire which is set in Iraq. This film is about 9 Muslim women; this movie has already received rave reviews worldwide.