Bollywood heroines who smashed the box-office with their action avatars

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It’s not common for Indian actresses to play action-oriented roles on screen, more so in films starring leading male stars, and the situation is no different in Bollywood. However, it’s not always that their action personas click with the audience, who’ve been brought up being habituated to watching heroes kick butt on screen. But, there are exceptions when actresses, either as the leading lady or as the lead star in a female-centric film, have donned the garb of action heroine, and it has worked big time with the masses, which gets reflected in the box-office collections.

Check out the list of Bollywood heroines whose action avatar worked at the box-office:

HeroineFilmNett Collection (INR)Verdict
Katrina KaifTiger Zinda Hai339.16 croreBlockbuster
Katrina KaifEk Tha Tiger198.78 croreBlockbuster
Deepika PadukoneBajirao Mastani186.20 croreSuperhit
Kangana RanautKrrish 3190 croreBlockbuster
Priyanka ChopraDon 2106.71 croreHit
Deepika PadukoneRace 2100.45 croreHit
Jacqueline FernandezRace 2100.45 croreHit
Taapsee PannuBaby95.56 croreSemi-Hit
Aishwarya RaiDhoom 281 croreBlockbuster
Bipasha BasuDhoom 281 croreBlockbuster
Katrina KaifRace60.83 croreHit
Bipasha BasuRace60.83 croreHit
Aishwarya RaiJodha Akbar56.04 croreSemi-Hit
Priyanka ChopraDon50.34 croreHit
Priyanka ChopraMary Kom56.50 croreSemi-Hit
Rani MukerjiMardaani35.82 croreSemi-Hit
SrideviChaalBaaz5.50 croreSuperhit
Hema MaliniSeeta Aur Geeta3.25 croreBlockbuster

Hats off to these actresses for pulling off their action avatars with such aplomb that it worked wonders with the audience. We do wish to see more kickass female characters in future, and hope that Bollywood filmmakers create more such parts for our talented heroines.

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