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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    "Main apni favorite hoon."

    [I am my favourite.]

    Sri Devi as Shashi in English Vinglish.

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

    Deepika Padukone as Mastani in Bajirao Mastani.

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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.

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    "Mudblood, and proud of it."

    Rachel McAdams as Sacha in Spotlight.

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    "I'm here, because I care."

    Jennifer Lawrence as Joy in Joy.

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    "I don't need a prince."

    Viola Davis as Aibileen in The Help.

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

    Mélanie Laurent as Shoshanna in Inglourious Basterds.

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    "Marcel, burn it down."

    Ellen Page as Juno in Juno.

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

    Vidya Balan as Silk in The Dirty Picture.

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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.

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