Alia Bhatt National Film Award, she is a new breed of heroines, she will win heart, box office and national award… all – bollywood actresses won national film awards


Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon are such Bollywood actresses of today’s era, who have won the hearts of the audience with their performances, have also shown their strength at the box office and now both of them have added another big achievement in the form of National Award. Lee is At the 69th National Awards, Alia was selected as the Best Actress for the film Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti for the film Mimi. With this, she has joined the list of National Award winning actresses like Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Kangana Ranaut, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tabu, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra. The special thing is that both Alia and Kriti are known faces of popular cinema i.e. mainstream commercial cinema, but like their predecessor actresses, they were neither happy to be just the love interest of the hero, nor to carry the burden of the film on their shoulders. Waited to gain extensive filmography and experience. These are the new breed of actresses, who know how to practice both stardom and acting together.

Hitting both stardom and acting

Actresses who have left their strong mark on the screen in Bollywood have been there in every era. But there was a big difference between parallel and commercial cinema in the old days of 70-80. Then the actresses who won awards with their excellent performances were different and the actresses who won the hearts of the audience with their glamor were different. Like, on one hand there were award winning actresses like Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi, and on the other hand there were stars like Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Mumtaz, Rekha, Hema Malini. After that Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit etc. also showed their acting power in films like Sadma (Sridevi), Mrityudand (Madhuri) among many masala films. At the same time, nineties actresses like Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Kajol and later Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra turned to content cinema after establishing themselves by doing masala films for a while. At that time, it was believed that when the actresses start looking old as hero’s bubbly and hot heroine, then they look for mature and memorable roles. But with the changing nature of Hindi cinema in the last decade, the choice of young actresses coming into the industry has also changed. Now he is ready to take risks, to experiment with his characters from the second-third film itself. Take the example of Alia, after her glamorous avatar in the first film Student Of The Year, she appeared in a film with a serious subject like child abuse in the second film Highway. Apart from achieving stardom with films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Two States, he also proved himself as a fine actor with films like Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi, Raazi. Alia also says that she wants to do both commercial and content driven films and wants to maintain a balance between the two.

becoming the hero of his own film

By the way, actresses like Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut have a big hand in laying the foundation of this change, who have shown that heroines do not need a hero’s shoulder to run their film. In such a situation, now the new generation of actresses want to become the hero of their own film instead of entertaining only by being the heroine of the hero or at least preferring such films where they can walk shoulder to shoulder with the hero. For example, Kriti does not shy away from becoming Bareilly Ki Barfi and Mimi with Heropanti and Dilwale, while Janhvi Kapoor chooses female-centric films like Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Good Luck Jerry, Mili, right from her debut film Dhadak. Taapsee Pannu herself is a hero in films like Mulk, Thappad, Game Over, Rashmi Rocket, Loop Lapeta, Shabaas Mithu, while all the actresses of the new generation like Nushrat Bharucha, Rakulpreet Singh are also following the same path.

Kriti Sanon National Award

Kriti Sanon National Award

National Award and Bollywood Heroines

Kangana Ranaut National Award

Kangana Ranaut National Award

Nargis Dutt: First Bollywood actress to get National Award (film Raat Aur Din, 1967)

Shabana Azmi: Actress with the most five awards (Ankur, Arth, Kandahar, Paar, God Mother)

Kangana Ranaut: Three Best Actress (Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Queen, Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi+Panga), One Best Supporting Actress (Fashion)

Smita Patil: Two Best Actress Awards (Bhumika, Chakra)

Tabu: Two Best Actress Awards (Maachis, Chandni Bar)

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