Hindi movies or Bollywood is considered to be one of the most influential industries when it comes to youths of this country. Even though the actresses have been accused of influencing youths adversely, there are many other positive effects of Bollywood as well. When it comes to empowering modern women and inspiring them, Bollywood has immense contribution to it. Here are the top 5 women characters who has inspired modern women immensely.
Geeta in Swades
Being ambitious and serving for the betterment of the nation is what kept Geeta grounded to a small village inspite of being smart, sober and highly qualified. Not even for her dreams or love did she leave her motherland. She dreams of teaching the young students fighting caste systems and gender inequality and help them build a better nation. Isn’t that every educated women should dream of? Geeta from Swades is an inspiration indeed.
Shashi in English Vinglish
Often women who prefers to be homemaker are considered to be worthless. They become the subject of criticism and jokes alike and somewhere in the run, their confidence & self-respect becomes a mere shadow. Shashi was one such woman, who flies to US to attend a wedding and it is there she meets her true self, learn to speak English, makes new friends and gains back her confidence, self-respect and dignity. She inspires those women who are home maker.
Ayesha Banerjee in Wake Up! Sid
Strong, confident and talented, Ayesha Banerjee is the epitome of modern women with dreams who does not hesitate to move to a new city, live alone to turn their dreams into reality. She is hardworking and a great inspiration to the modern women.
Meera in No One Killed Jessica
When there is an injustice in the society, a true blue journalist should not shy away from bringing it in the forefront. Meera from No One Killed Jessica was one such strong and powerful journalist who left no stone unturned to bring out the truth and support the family of Jessica who was murdered brutally in front of many eminents of the society.
Kaira in Dear Zindagi
A person who is taking the help of a psychiatrist is nothing less than a mad person because a psychiatrist is a big taboo in the society. Kiara who is a talented DOP suffers in her personal life. She is confident enough to take the help of a psychiatrist and sort out her life. She breaks the social taboo surrounding a psychiatrist, faces her fear and wins over her fear.
Ananya in 2 States
Even though we have already listed 5 amazing Bollywood characters, we cannot end this article without mentioning Ananya of 2 States. She is the perfect modern day young woman who balances her love, family and works perfectly and never stoops down for anything. She is the ultimate inspiration for every modern woman and she deserves a special mention.