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21 Badass Things Bollywood Did In 2015


1. When Bollywood's top actresses started calling out the industry's sexism.

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2. I mean, they really went for it.

3. When Kangana rejected a fairness cream endorsement deal and called out the rest of Bollywood for it.

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4. And when she spoke every Indian woman's mind out loud in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

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5. When Kirron Kher gave an impassioned speech about consent at the Lok Sabha.

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6. When Karan Johar, despite not having a "coming out" moment, spent the year owning his sexuality.

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7. When Priyanka Chopra broke barriers for all desis.

8. When Dum Laga Ke Haisha had a plus size romantic lead.

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9. And when Bhumi lost weight and had the best response to her haters.

10. When Anushka Sharma produced an ode to girl power at the peak of her career as an actress.

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11. When Deepika Padukone made it OK for everyone to publicly discuss mental health.

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12. When Katrina tried to destroy India's obsession with the "marriage shelf life" in this Titan ad.


13. When several actors and actresses identified as feminists.

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14. When this scene happened in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

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15. When Farhan Akhtar schooled everyone on equality in Dil Dhadakne Do.

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16. When Bollywood released several female-oriented movies like Angry Indian Goddesses, Piku and, NH10.

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17. When Vidya questioned the whole Indian patriarchy in this scene.

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18. When Kalki explored her sexuality as a disabled person in Margarita With A Straw.

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19. When Shaandaar had some epic gems in response to good old Indian body shaming.

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20. And when Farhan Akhtar made us proud at the UN.

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21. And when Jackie Shroff said the wisest words anyone has spoken in this country all year.

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