Fresh from the global triumph of her film English Vinglish, when Sridevi’s name was recently announced for the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the legendary actress joined an elite group of Bollywood divas honoured in the past. These actresses have not only ruled the marquee with their brand of magic but have also been the most beloved, most powerful and most celebrated women of their times and even today. With Sri being the latest recipient, it's a good time to look at the women in B-Town over the years who took home the Padma Shri:-
Filmfare may be the oldest and most coveted award on the block but that does not make it free from an occasional myopia. Over the years a host of performances by legendary actors that have attained a cult status have gone surprisingly unrewarded. Recently there was quite a hue and cry within the industry and in the media when Sridevi's brilliant performance in her comeback hit English Vinglish met with the similar fate. The credibility of these awards have been constantly questioned with some of our hugest stars like Aamir, Salman, Akshay and Ajay boycotting them altogether.
In 100 years Bollywood has given us women whom we loved and adored ,those who ruled the hearts of the people for generations.These women have gone beyond the stereotypical “sati-savitri,Bhartiya nari in chiffon saris,dancing around the tree”image,and inhabited the roles of strong,independent,and wilful women.Out of the numerous sparkling performances that they’ve given,there remains one performance or one character that defines their career.These might not be their best performance,but it will be the one that they’re most identified/associated with.If you close your eyes and try to think of
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