The new decade is upon us. Even though the film industry has to still go miles and achieve a lot, this decade is still memorable for a lot of reasons. Better scripts, deeper characters, better control over piracy (streaming rights for movies by OTTs), appreciation for multi-dimensional storylines, storywriters, etc.
But the biggest achievement for Indian film industry this decade is the representation of women.
Women and actresses have had a great decade ever in Bollywood. Women ruled Cinema, entered the biggest box-office clubs, and got a meaty share of decent quality films too.
Better flexibility for women in cinema gave more women than ever to get a chance to rise to the top and go for the queen bee position.
This decade, we saw bollywood actresses like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor etc. deepen their foothold over the industry, while new actresses like Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Pandey make it big well into their very first film.
And we can’t help but try to foresee which actresses are going to make it big in the new decade.
There is no doubt about this one. Even though Alia’s highly ambitious Kalank hasn’t delivered as she may have hoped (or anybody for that matter), by now she has definitely shown her acting chops with Raazi, Gully Boy, Udta Punjab and Highway. She is well on her way to becoming the most bankable actress in the industry.
Almost every person can agree. This bubbly and charming actress has the X-factor which is required to be an instant star. This kind of quality was last seen in Deepika Padukone.
There is no bounds on how fly this extremely talented actress can fly. She is so talented and versatile, that even her films don’t need to be extremely good for people to go watch it. She is probably the Amitabh Bachchan or Aamir Khan of actresses.
We only have one qualm about Bhumi Pednekar; she needs to expand her body of work. This means that she has to get out of her middle class, small town, liberal girl personas and explore her acting range. She has great potential to be the It-Girl otherwise.
Probably the surprising entry of this list. From being a yet another new face to a favourite amongst directors, this actress has taken Bollywood by storm with hits like Kabir Singh and Good Newwz.