In a so-called 'male dominating industry', Bollywood ladies are stepping up their game and let us tell you, they're overpowering the guys quite much. We have quite some names to put down. But since the story of a Kashmiri girl Sehmat has just released in the name of the film Raazi, we're going to be giving a little more importance to ace filmmaker Meghna Gulzar and phenomenal actress Alia Bhatt.
You ask why? Read on to know…
Being daughters of successful men from the industry Gulzar and Mahesh Bhatt respectively, the two women Meghna and Alia, have constantly been under the pressure of serving the star kid tag. But guess what, they're living up to it all too well without a shadow of doubt. People assume it all comes easy for the star kids but Meghna and Alia are a perfect example of how hard work and innovation is the only key to success.
Alia Bhatt started off her career in the film industry at a very young age with Student Of The Year, and ever since she's only grown as a person and as an actress. She has never stuck to one category and always experimented, not only with the type of films that she did but also with the characters that she played.
Meghna Gulzar, on the other hand, enlightened us with concepts that were never really talked about earlier and even surprised her father, to say the least. Where there are directors like Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali who've put forth movies and have always aced in their genre, the no-nonsense female director Meghna has explored her skills in the movies that she's made.
Until now it was always believed that boys make their fathers proud, but these girls have clearly proved the saying wrong and have achieved heights that even the guys couldn't do. Gulzar and Mahesh Bhatt are examples of fathers who let their respective daughters pick their way through the struggle in the industry but never left their side through thick and thin.
A recent photograph of the two fathers Gulzar and Mahesh has gone viral where the two are seen hugging each other for the film that Raazi has turned out to be. Needless to say, Meghna and Alia have done them proud through this movie and is spreading a great message forward in terms of how a woman with conviction can climb the ladder of success, with or without any male support.
Nah, not really! When it comes to walking in their fathers' footsteps, Meghna and Alia are surely making their name in the industry, but not quite much like them. It comes naturally to us when we think Meghna and Alia would be quite like their respective fathers. But to our surprise, they're poles apart when it comes to creativity.
One reason why Gulzar and Meghna have never collaborated for a film is their creative difference.
In an interview with DNA, Meghna had said, "Our movies are vastly different. As filmmakers, I don't think our sensibilities are similar at all. Our craft is different as he comes from his life experiences and I come with mine."
Alia Bhatt and Meghna Gulzar are a proof of how age and gender are never a barrier if you've set your eyes to achieve something in life. Their journey through Bollywood have time and again proved the same. It's because of their hard work and persistence that they're at a certain level at the moment.
Talking about how Meghna would not call her films female-centric, she'd told IANS, ''I wouldn't say female-centric or female-led films... but yes, the female characters in my films are stronger than in most films."
Hence, if you think you aren't good enough as you are, trust us, you absolutely are.
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Cover image: Alia Bhatt's Instagram