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Did you ever see a Bollywood film and just gasped at the role written for a celebrated female actor and wondered why she took the role in the first place?
From laughably less screen time to insignificant contributions to the entire plot of the film, female actors are often reduced to eye candies in films which mostly revolve around male actors. Take Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3 for example. She just had 2 dance numbers and extremely less screen time. Even if she wouldn’t have been in the film, it wouldn’t have made much of a difference.
Similarly, people online have been listing the worst role given to a female actor in a lead role in an Indian film after Twitter user @aavishkar popped the question.
What’s the WORST role given to any female lead in Indian film, and you were shocked how could she accept that role?
— Aavishkar (@aavishhkar) January 31, 2023
From Deepika Padukone in Happy New Year to Alia Bhatt in Brahmastra, from Rashmika Mandana in Pushpa to Vaani Kapoor in War, people online had a lot to say about this. Have a look:
Can be unpopular opinion but Alia in RRR
— MÄhin_MéhnaZ.•゜。ºo❍ (@MehnazMahin) January 31, 2023
Alia bhatt in brahmastra like WHYYYYY in your right mind would you get an actor who's done movies like raazi, gangubai and darlings to play a character who has no dimensions and whose role could have been easily switched out with a piece of cardboard https://t.co/3viSuKC6zF
— shrushti (@lovethrymotion) January 31, 2023
havent watched bollywood movies in years but i remember being mad with katrina's role in dhoom 3…..she was only there for the songs😭 https://t.co/TxtgcE4Hn7
— ✰ (@jobsteaIer) February 1, 2023
Kat in Tees maar Khan, Phone booth, Thugs of Hindustan, Dhoom 3 etc etc
— Aakash T (@aakash_tweetss) January 31, 2023
Rashmika in #Pushpa
She fell in love with a man who paid to kiss her.. that's sick https://t.co/nHTgRYfnUY
— Ruchi (@panickattack11) January 31, 2023
deepika in hny. but then she revealed she signed the film without reading the script lmao. https://t.co/igeYsEFhXl
— archi (@jashnebahaara) January 31, 2023
Vaani Kapoor in WAR
Katrina Kaif in TOH
Kareena Kapoor in Singham Returns
Alia Bhatt in RRR
Jacqueline Fernandez in all her movies https://t.co/0C2uDDOZLZ
— A (@Rahulabhi133) February 1, 2023
Gracy Singh in Deshdrohi. especially after Munnabhai MBBS and Lagaan🥲🥲
— Armageddon (@Armageddon5696) January 31, 2023
Sridevi in Bhagwan Dada. There are many more but we can settle with this one. The film marks her only association with Hrithik Roshan who was the child artist.
— Sridevian (@Sridevian4ever) February 1, 2023
Kareena kapoor in Kambakht Ishq!
— Sourabh Lila (@lilasourabh) February 1, 2023
Katrina in Tees Maar Khan
Shraddha in Baaghi 3
Sonakshi in Dabangg 3
Tabu in Jai Ho
Deepika in Happy New Year
Anushka in JHMS
Alia in Brahmastra 🥺
— Ronnie (@ronnieeek) January 31, 2023
It is just incredibly disappointing to see makers of commercial films unable to write a decent, solid role for female actors. Forget supporting characters, even female leads in many commercial Bollywood films don’t get a role where they can offer much. Don’t you agree?
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