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Bollywood in 2019: From Manikarnika to Chhapaak, 5 Strong and powerful women biopics set to be in focus in the next year

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 December 2018, 15:02 IST

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.




Kangana Ranaut -Manikarnika


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 and led the first independence war against the British during her era


Deepika Padukone - Chhapaak


Deepika Padukone will bring to celluloid the true story of a brave woman, Laxmi Agarwal. Laxmi who’s a acid attack survivor is an activist for rights of acid attack victims. The Film is being directed by Meghna Gulzar.


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 late 90s, Shakeela starring Richa Chadha brings forth 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


Janhvi Kapoor - Gunjan Saxena

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.

Shraddha Kapoor - Saina Nehwal

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


Jacqueline Fernandez - Deborah Herold

Jacqueline will play the ace Indian cyclist in he upcoming biopic. Deborah is a 23 year old cyclist who hails from Nicobar Islands, and was the first Indian cyclist to compete in the UCI, Union Cycliste Internationale.


First published: 31 December 2018, 15:02 IST