Bollywood personalities that made Verve's list of 'India's most Influential Women'
Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Shreya Ghoshal & Ekta Kapoor made the list as Young Power Women under the Age of 40
Under 40 years of age, these women have proved that when talent meets ambition and drive is fuelled by inspiration, success is a willing ally. Quietly achieving their goals, they have shown in the last one year that they are determined to excel in their individual domains. Verve spotlights 12 women with the gumption to chart their own course and make a big splash....
Katrina Kaif, Zoya Akhatr & Parineeti Chopra made the list as Power Moment – for path-breaking missile
A foot-stomping number... a path-breaking missile...a trend-setting film...an incisive novel... Each of these women had the nation talking about their one attention-grabbing accomplishment in the last 12 months. Verve zooms in on the six headliners and their defining statements that had them basking in the afterglow of attention...
Kareena Kapoor - POWER STAR: Her sparkling eyes, glowing skin and incredible acting genes clearly sets this Kapoor girl apart from the other leading ladies of Tinseltown. Her ability to speak her mind at all times and her standoffish attitude adds to her superstar aura. Known as much for her fiery performances as her witty repartee with the media, Brand Kareena Kapoor has become the first actress to get a share in profits from her upcoming film Heroine.
Katrina Kaif - POWER GROOVES: After Sheila’s belly dancing, Chikni Chameli’s lavani jhatkas did the talking for the ever-so-driven and winsome Katrina Kaif. Draped in Maharashtrian attire with a flask of pahua hanging around her kamar, she smashed her stereotype image in Agneepath – thanks to her desi-raw avatar and moves.
Parineeti Chopra - POWER DEBUTANTE: Though she did not play the lead protagonist in her debut movie, Parineeti Chopra managed to trigger a flurry of sorts for her spunky turn in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. This Haryana-born cousin of Priyanka Chopra bagged 11 ‘debut’ awards and is still feeling heady with the acclaim she received for the portrayal of a brash Punjabi kudi in the movie.
Ekta Kapoor - POWER PRODUCER: The queen of soap operas wowed the silver screen in the last 12 months with one superhit The Dirty Picture that had the critics and the masses alike applauding and the cash registers ringing. The last 12 months also saw Ekta Kapoor featuring in Forbes inaugural Asia Power Businesswomen’s list. Incidentally, she is the youngest in this hall of fame.
Vidya Balan - POWER PERFORMER: With No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani – viewers have fallen in love with the actress all over again, simply because she has demonstrated how comfortable she is being Vidya Balan! A woman who has followed her own instincts and dared to live her destiny by being her own person and not morphing herself to fit into any conventional slot.
Shreya Ghoshal - POWER CROONER: Small-town girl who struck all the right notes in the city of dreams. Brought up in a quaint little town called Rawatbhata in Rajasthan where her scientist father was posted, Shreya Ghoshal started learning music at the tender age of four. With umpteen popular trophies and four National Awards in her kitty, this pitch-perfect songstress seems unstoppable at the moment!
Zoya Akhtar - POWER DIRECTOR: Unlike her debut film Luck By Chance, Zoya Akhtar garnered critical acclaim and box-office success with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The story for her second stint at direction took shape “in my room, while chatting with my co-writer and fellow traveller, ReReema Kagti”. Walking away with a total of 20 awards in several categories for the coming-of-age movie, the contemporary writer-director has proved that she has the sense ’n’ sell-ability needed to conjure up affluent cinema.
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