Gone are the days when the hero would come to rescue his lady love from bad ass villains. The present generation actresses have given the male stars a run for their money and have taken over Bollywood as the gen-next action heroines.
The role of a female character is no loner restricted to blushing with love, dancing around the trees or crying at the drop of a hat, the industry has grown and the actresses are doing roles to reckon with. Well there are a few female celebs who do nothing better than being the hero's arm-candy, but then there are those special few who are bold enough to take up challenging roles.
The latest Bollywood babe who is making a lot of noise pertaining to her action sequences in her upcoming movie is Kangana Ranaut. Her role in Revolver Rani is something to watch out for. She will be seen in a unique avatar, a character who is not afraid to shoot people in the head to safeguard her love interest. Imagine that, heroine saves the hero, well Kangana has definitely started a new trend with this movie. She will also be seen in some major action sequences.
Lets take a look at top 10 action heroines of Bollywood...
Priyanka Chopra is one actress who deserves to be on top of this list. Having portrayed strong characters in Barfi and her upcoming movie based on Mary Kom. She had trained in Gatka- a form of martial art for her role as female bodyguard in Drona. She went to perform daring stunts in Don 2 as well. Now the actress has been extensively training to play the role of a professional boxer in her next movie- a biopic based on Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Kom!
The whole world is still talking about Kangana Ranaut's performance in Queen and seriously what a performance? If you thought that was good then watch out for Revolver Rani in which she has done action stunts ‘bandit style'. Her action role in Krrish 3 where she plays a mutant just took our breath, she had specially trained in karate, judo and taekwondo to prepare for her role.
Everyone saw her sword fighting skills in Jodha Akbar, this pretty lass left everyone mesmerized with her performance. The actress took two months training in sword fighting for that particular scene. She was later seen jumping off a cliff with Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2. That's not all. She's also done some awesome stunts in Raavan and in her film The Last Legion. She showed her edgy side to everyone through her character that is trained in the martial art of Kalarippayattu.
Deepika was recently seen playing a powerful character, fighting off love and enemies in Ram Leela with Ranveer Singh. She is so dedicated to her work that the actress took special training in martial arts for her role in Chandni Chowk to China. Her role of a Chinese agent Meow Meow who is an expert in martial arts was fantastic with regard to the action scenes.
Katrina showed the whole world how flexible she is through her role of a gymnast in Dhoom 3 and who can forget her jumping off the buildings in Ek Tha Tiger. In her next movie, Bollywood remake of Knight and Day, Katrina is said to have performed loads of stunts. Its also said that she will be doing some more action scenes in Phantom, her next film with Saif Ali Khan.
Kareena Kapoor as a Pakistani Agent in Agent Vinod proved her on-screen action avatar when she held back villains and shot through windows like a pro. She ended up hurting her neck and vowed to stick to romantic movies after this action-packed adventure!
If you have watched Gulab Gang then you'll know why Madhuri features on this list. Dressed in pink coloured saree and beating up rogues on screen was not an easy thing to do. Madhuri was even trained in martial art forms like Shaolin Kung Fu, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and Shaolin Chin Na.
Bipasha Basu showed-off her ass-kicking abilities in Dhoom 2 where she performed all the stunts on her own. She has been a part of a number of action movies like Race, Dhoom 2 and Players. Bipasha has the perfect looks and body for a Bollywood action heroine.
She was seen in an action role for the first time in the movie Singh is King. She also portrayed the role of a dreaded gangster in the film, Phas Gaya Re Obama. With her performance Neha proved that she has every bit of ability to make it as one of the best action heroines.
In Dus, a 2005 action spy thriller, Shilpa Shetty played the role of being a member in the elite Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC) fighting terrorists with her brains, guns and a whole lot of guts! She is one actress who can carry a gun in her hand as easily as she carries of her bikini avatar.