Biopics as a trend is far from fading away, at least not in the coming years. In fact, Bollywood has just begun to scrape the surface on the many interesting stories that need to be told on celluloid and make for compelling cinematic watching experiences. Be it emotion, revelations, discovery, these core reasons have made the biopic genre a pretty successful one too, making filmmakers look to real-life stories to be essayed on screen. Amongst the film coming in 2019, within the biopics genre there is a great slate of women lead biopics which are a great mix of different yet powerful stories which are waiting to be told. Here are examples of 6 such woman led biopics which will be seen on screen in 2019
1.Manikarnika – Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut who makes her debut as a feature film director too will be showcasing the real in-depth tale of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. She was the first woman warrior queen who led the first independence war against the British during her era.
2.Deepika Padukone – Chhapaak
Deepika Padukone will bring to celluloid the true story of a brave woman, Laxmi Agarwal. Laxmi who’s an acid attack survivor is an activist for rights of acid attack victims. The Film is being directed by Meghna Gulzar.
3. Richa Chadha – Shakeela
Braving to bring the story of a woman who was tagged and bracketed for her choices of starring in adult films in the late 90s, Shakeela starring Richa Chadha brings forth the story of the woman who was a pioneer and a true revolutionary in the south film business during her time. Directed by award-winning director, Indrajit Lankesh, the film will tell the story of Shakeela who defied norms during her time in a male-dominated business
4. Janhvi Kapoor – Gunjan Saxena
Janhvi Kapoor will lead the way for bringing forth the story of Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian woman combat aviator who evacuated injured soldiers in the 1999 Kargil War.
5. Shraddha Kapoor – Saina Nehwal
In this Amol Gupte directorial, Shraddha will play the young sporting icon of India, Saina Nehwal. A former world No 1, Saina is the winner of over 23 international titles in badminton having earned India a reputable name in international sports.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez – Deborah Herold
Jacqueline will play the ace Indian cyclist in the upcoming biopic. Deborah is a 23-year-old cyclist who hails from the Nicobar Islands and was the first Indian cyclist to compete in the UCI, Union Cycliste Internationale.
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