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These Illustrations Of Strong Female Characters In Film Will Give You Life

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As an ode to increasing acceptance of female leads around the world, 21-year-old Mumbai illustrator Shivani Gorle illustrates her favourites in a series called Queens OnScreen.

"The idea behind Queens OnScreen is that the heroine is just as badass as the hero. That she doesn’t need to talk, dress or behave in a particular way to win hearts. Or not win hearts. Because she can do whatever the hell she wants," Gorle told BuzzFeed.
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"The idea behind Queens OnScreen is that the heroine is just as badass as the hero. That she doesn’t need to talk, dress or behave in a particular way to win hearts. Or not win hearts. Because she can do whatever the hell she wants," Gorle told BuzzFeed.

Here's Alia Bhatt as Kumari in Udta Punjab.

"Lallua nahi hain hum, hockey champion."[I'm not a fool; I'm a hockey champion.]
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"Lallua nahi hain hum, hockey champion."

[I'm not a fool; I'm a hockey champion.]

Kangana Ranaut as Rani in Queen.

"Main apni honeymoon pe akeli aayi hoon."[I've come alone on my honeymoon.]
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"Main apni honeymoon pe akeli aayi hoon."

[I've come alone on my honeymoon.]

Parminder Nagra as Jess in Bend It Like Beckham.

"Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?"
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"Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?"

Kareena Kapoor as Geet in Jab We Met.

"Main apni favorite hoon." [I am my favourite.]
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"Main apni favorite hoon."

[I am my favourite.]

Sri Devi as Shashi in English Vinglish.

"Thank you for teaching me how to love myself."
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"Thank you for teaching me how to love myself."

Deepika Padukone as Mastani in Bajirao Mastani.

"Mastani apni taqdeer khud likhti hai."[Mastani writes her own destiny.]
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"Mastani apni taqdeer khud likhti hai."

[Mastani writes her own destiny.]

Emma Watson as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

"Mudblood, and proud of it."
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"Mudblood, and proud of it."

Rachel McAdams as Sacha in Spotlight.

"I'm here, because I care."
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"I'm here, because I care."

Jennifer Lawrence as Joy in Joy.

"I don't need a prince."
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"I don't need a prince."

Viola Davis as Aibileen in The Help.

"You is kind, you is smart, you is important."
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"You is kind, you is smart, you is important."

Mélanie Laurent as Shoshanna in Inglourious Basterds.

"Marcel, burn it down."
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"Marcel, burn it down."

Ellen Page as Juno in Juno.

"I'm giving you the gift of life; screaming, pooping life."
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"I'm giving you the gift of life; screaming, pooping life."

Vidya Balan as Silk in The Dirty Picture.

"Jab zindagi ek baar mili hai... toh do baar kyun soche?"[When you're only given life once... why think twice?]The author has especially dedicated this illustration to slain Pakistani internet celebrity Qandeel Baloch.
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"Jab zindagi ek baar mili hai... toh do baar kyun soche?"

[When you're only given life once... why think twice?]

The author has especially dedicated this illustration to slain Pakistani internet celebrity Qandeel Baloch.