2018 was a year of surprises and new things for Bollywood. 2018 gave the leading ladies of Hindi film industry some memorable roles. Thanks to the acceptance of content-driven cinema, this year saw a number of films which had actresses at the forefront and they delivered and how.
With the world bidding farewell to 2018, here we look at this year’s top Bollywood actresses performances that made headlines and brought revolution for women in the entertainment industry.
While she was good in Sui Dhaaga – Made In India and in Zero, it was her performance in her home production, the underrated Pari. She was eerie, scary as well as endearing at the same time. Despite playing a feral woman with supernatural powers, Anushka Sharma made everyone fall in love with her vulnerability and innocence.
Possibly our favourite performance of the year. Tabu’s layered evil act was as delicious and chilling as the way she tells us the recipe to cook a perfect crab. It won’t be wrong to call her the life of this brilliant thriller. In her career spanning over two decades, Tabu has delivered some great performances but this act of hers is one of the best of all time. Also Read: 7 Biggest Bollywood Controversies In 2018 That Shook Entire Nation
Alia Bhatt in Raazi was both chilling and vulnerable at the same time. The way she emotes with her eyes, for the most part, wins your heart. Alia has already proved herself to be one of the best actresses of our times, with Raazi she established herself as a bonafide superstar who can carry movies on her able and strong shoulders.
Playing a woman suffering from Tourette syndrome, Rani Mukerji not only made India aware of a rare and largely unknown disability but also delivered a brilliant performance. Her near perfect act was the major reason, the movie turned out to be a big success not just in India but in China as well.
Last year, Neena Gupta took to her Instagram account and shared a post where she asked for work. Since then she has been seen in short film Khujli opposite Jackie Shroff, Veer Di Wedding and Mulk. She was good in all the roles she played, but it was her performance in one of biggest hits of the year Badhaai Ho, that made everyone fall in love with her. Just watch out for those scenes of a wedding in Meerut and her son realises his mistake and asks for forgiveness. Sheer brilliance.
She is indeed the queen of Bollywood. Deepika Padukone looked every bit the goddess that Rani Padmini has been projected in folklore and history. Her subtlety, her aura, her vibe everything will leave you mesmerised. There is not one wrong note in her performance. When it is established in the film that she is the most beautiful woman in the world, you are bound to believe it.
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