Women's Day Special: 6 terrific women filmmakers of Bollywood

Women's Day Special: 6 terrific women filmmakers of Bollywood news
Pooja Sharma By Pooja Sharma | 08 Mar 2017 14:48:52.1300000 IST

Till few years back Bollywood was a male dominated industry. But now the scenario is changing rapidly. Not just our B-town ladies are making their presence felt on International platform but they are also breaking all the stereotypes in this male –dominated industry. Right from being a stunt woman, composing music to helming the entire film, these women are doing everything that was earlier tagged as “not their cup of tea.”

On the occasion of International Women’s Day we bring you 8 terrific women filmmakers who proved that they are at par with their male counterparts or perhaps even better than them.

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Nandita Das:
She made her debut as a director in 2008 with FIRAAQ. The film revolved around multiple stories interweaved together. The film was based on thousand true stories and went on to win many International accolades. Nandita has now taken up the humongous task of making a biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto, greatest writer of short stories in South Asian history. Manto’s life is not an easy chapter to capture in a 2 hour film, but if Nandita has taken up this daunting task then we are pretty sure that she won’t disappoint us.

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Zoya Akhtar:
Daughter of veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar, Zoya is a director as well as screenwriter. Her debut film LUCK BY CHANCE was critically acclaimed and then she gave us a gem of a film about life and friends with ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA. The way Zoya captures beauty of life on screen it’s applaudable. We really look forward to watching Zoya Akhtar’s film.

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Gauri Shinde:
She gave us ENGLISH VINGLISH and then DEAR ZINDAGI. Gauri knows the nerve of Indian audience and has flair of putting forward her views in the most subtle yet impactful way.

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Meghna Gulzar:
Meghna has certainly inherited all the filmmaking skills from Lyricist-filmmaker father Gulzar. She debuted with FILHAAL which dealt with surrogacy and with the intricacies of relationships. And recently she gave us TALVAR which was not only a powerful film made on RASHOMON style of storytelling but also won National award for its crisp editing.

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Konkana Sen Sharma:
Konkana is not a terrific actor but an equally excellent director which she proved with her recent directorial A DEATH IN THE GUNJ. The film has been showered with praises at all the international film festival circuits and we are eagerly looking forward this film’s release in India.

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Kiran Rao:
Though she might have just directed one film so far, Kiran certainly is a very intelligent and sensitive filmmaker. She has always strived towards making meaningful cinema. She is currently chairperson of Mumbai Film Festival – MAMI, where she is trying to the perfect platform to filmmakers and films from all around the world. She co-produced DANGAL and will be also co-producing another content driven film SECRET SUPERSTAR.

We hope these women keep on doing the kind of marvelous job they are doing and also continue inspire all women out there.

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Women’s Day.

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