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Bollywood Hero-Centric While Television Heroin-Centric! Jodha Akbar, Balika Vadhu, Yeh Hai...

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Haven’t we noticed that in Bollywood, the heroes take centre-stage and the heroines are reduced to mere eye-candy; just signed for a few scenes and the dance routines? Move on Bollywood and welcome the world of Television who has embraced women and given them well-etched roles far better than the male TV actors! Shows like Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Beintehaa, Jodha Akbar, Balika Vadhu, Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and many other shows revolve around the female protagonists in the show.

Take the case of ‘Ekk Nayi Pehchaan’; the story of a unique relationship between Sakshi (Krystle D’Souza) and her mother-in-law Sharda (Poonam Dhillon). In fact, now the serial has introduced Pallavi (Padmini Kolhapuri) as the ‘other woman’ to add more drama and give the women in the serial more stars! The serial ‘Bani-Ishq Da Kalma’, which just recently ended portrayed the scenario in Punab villagers and their desperation of searching an NRI groom for their daughters, where Bani played the protagonist.

Why, even ‘Saraswatichandra’ gives more footage and a pivotal role to Kumud than Saraswatichandra after which the serial is named! ‘Balika Vadhu’ started with the coming-of-age concept of child marriage.It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the main lead Anandi has carried the entire serial on her shoulders as she is portrayed as a unconventional woman who went beyond her means for the right concerns!

The long-running serial ‘Uttaran’ is also women-oriented right from the beginning till today with the lead protagonists- Tapasya, Meethi and Mukta in pivotal roles. In fact, men are reduced to playing second fiddle to their female co-actors! Another success story ‘Madhubala-Ek Junoon’ shows Dhrashti Dhami playing the lead role to the hilt!

Serials in the past like ‘Maryaada’ ‘Mann Ki Awaz Pratigya’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ and ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki’ were also in the news for their female-oriented concepts! Who can forget the roles of vamps like Sudha Chandran in ‘Kahin Kissi Roz’ and Urvashi’s role Komolika in ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki’? So nowadays, the formula is whether it is a Saas-Bahu drama or a thriller or any new concept, women can act it out great guns! Women form the basis of every story and in fact the plot mostly revolves around them! So, one can safely say that women are here to stay in the Telly industry!

Jodha Akbar

Though the main story revolves around Akbar, Jodha and other female characters play the most important role in the story.

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

The show Yeh Hai Mohababtein runs around the main female protagonist Ishita, played by Divyanka Tripathi.

Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon

Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon's main story always revolves around the protagonist Madhubala, Drashti Dhami.

EK Nayi Pehchaan

Take the case of ‘Ekk Nayi Pehchaan'; the story of a unique relationship between Sakshi (Krystle D'Souza) and her mother-in-law Sharda (Poonam Dhillon). In fact, now the serial has introduced Pallavi (Padmini Kolhapuri) as the ‘other woman' to add more drama and give the women in the serial more stars!

Beintehaa

Beintehaa's Aaliya plays a very important role on the story. She runs the show.

Bani Ishq Da Kalma

The serial ‘Bani-Ishq Da Kalma', which just recently ended portrayed the scenario in Punab villagers and their desperation of searching an NRI groom for their daughters, where Bani played the protagonist.

Balika Vadhu

Balika Vadhu' started with the coming-of-age concept of child marriage.It wouldn't be wrong to say that the main lead Anandi has carried the entire serial on her shoulders

Saraswatichandra

Saraswatichandra' gives more footage and a pivotal role to Kumud than Saraswatichandra after which the serial is named

Uttaran

The long-running serial ‘Uttaran' is also women-oriented right from the beginning till today with the lead protagonists- Tapasya, Meethi and Mukta in pivotal roles. In fact, men are reduced to playing second fiddle to their female co-actors!

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