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Taapsee Pannu is the latest to join other inspiring Bollywood actresses who have turned producers and are are making path-breaking films.
Actresses who’ve already built a reputation for themselves in the movie industry frequently want to broaden their horizons by establishing a production company.
It’s an empowering move as these Bollywood actresses can control the content and cast themselves in interesting roles. Instead of waiting for opportunities, these inspiring women have taken the reins of their careers in their hands.
A look at 8 Bollywood actresses who have turned producers:
Taapsee Pannu has made headlines yet again by launching her own production house called Outsider Films. She has joined the ranks of several inspiring Bollywood actresses who have turned producers. Taapsee also announced her production house’s first film called Blur which stars her in the leading role.
This global icon has to be at the top of the list. Her Purple Pebble Pictures production house was established in 2015. Priyanka Chopra is committed to promoting new talent and has produced films in a host of languages, among which Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, and Bhojpuri. Ventilator – a Marathi comedy-drama made in 2016 with her banner earned three national awards.
Anushka Sharma is a self-made woman. Along with her brother Karnesh, she launched her production company Clean Slate Films. The banner was created in 2014. As producer, Anushka has released various Bollywood films such as Pari, NH10, Phillauri as well as the latest OTT hits – Paatal Lok and Bulbbul. Anushka is genuinely a trendsetter, and her subject matter represents her solid knowledge of the content she produces.
Deepika Padukone made a brave debut as a producer in 2019 with Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The film created ripples and was received rare reviews. Her production house KA Entertainment is producing ‘83’ where she is playing Romi Dev, Kapil Dev’s wife.
Alia officially launched her own production company, Eternal Sunshine Productions this year. The first film she is producing is called Darlings, being co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. The film’s teaser was released earlier this year.
Dia Mirza is a long-time producer with her own label Born Free Entertainment. Her first film Love Breakups Zindagi was released in 2011, accompanied by Bobby Jasoos starring Vidya Balan, in 2014. Her most recent project was Mind the Malhotras, an OTT series that did very well. Dia Mirza exemplifies how there are many opportunities available for women who choose to pursue their dreams.
Eternal superstar broke a million hearts when she got married and moved to the United States. She returned 2011 when she and her husband decided to launch their production company, RnM Moving Pictures. She has partnered on an international project with Priyanka Chopra and has produced the Marathi film Bucket List.
The actress known for her problematic social media posts has always stirred up controversy. She is now in the news for turning producer. Kangana launched Manikarnika Films in May this year and announced her first film Tiku Weds Sheru.
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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.