Tara to Rani: Women-centric Role Achievers in 2023

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Updated On: 30 Nov 2023

Tara to Rani: Women-centric Role Achievers in 2023

In 2023, Bollywood experienced outstanding growth, highlighting female acting queens who stole the show with a memorable performance. These women in Bollywood are not only reshaped on-screen but also broke so many taboos and stereotypes, leaving a remarkable mark on the Bollywood industry with their wonderful acting skills. 

Embark on a journey through the outstanding performances, starting with “Apurva“, and descending to Yami’s “Lost”. These gorgeous ladies in the Bollywood film industry covered the audiences with powerful women-centric characters, each of their roles expressing an unforgettable portrayal that is repeated with depth and skill, displaying their power in the art of telling the story to the audience on the stage of cinema. 

The latest releases in Bollywood 2023:

Tara Sutaria in ‘Apurva’ 

Tara Sutaria is one of the best Indian Bollywood actresses, she started her career as a singer in Disney India’s Big Bada Boom and started acting with The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir and Oye Jassie.

She gave a big surprise to her fans and the audience with her huge transformation in ‘Apurva’, best known for her beauty and multi-talented skills. She knows how to express grace in acting by handling the role so beautifully. Her fitness, raw, and fearless acting in ‘Apurva’ not only displayed her acting skills but also the force she puts to determine her character in the film industry. She also nailed the character with her powerful acting skills and she proved that one can go miles with talent. From the reviews, everyone knows that she won the hearts of all the people and it is ranked one of the most viewed films across OTT platforms within a week. 

Date of Release and OTT Platform: November 15 on Disney + Hotstar 

About the story: The movie ‘Apurva’ tells the story of a young woman held hostage by a gang of Chambal dacoits. 

Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat 

Cast: Tara Sutaria, Rajpal Naurang Yadav, and Abhishek Banerjee 

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes 

Sushmita Sen in ‘Arya’ Season 3

Sushmita Sen is an Indian actress as well as a famous model. She won Femina Miss India at age 18 and the Miss Universe 1994. She is well known for her movie Dastak which shows her fictionalised version of acting. 

In the ‘Aarya’ Season  3 episode, she confirmed her fearless and powerful performance as the best performer. She won so many reviews and applause from the audience for her charismatic acting in the character.

Date of release and OTT Platform: November 3 on Disney + Hotstar 

About the Story: This season is about her path to becoming a powerful force in the cruel and criminal world. 

Director: Ram Madhvani

Cast: Sushmita Sen, Vikas Kumar, Ila Arun, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Sikandar Kher. 

Duration: 35 to 45 minutes ( each episode ) 

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi in ‘Khufiya’

Tabu is a famous Indian actress who works in both Tamil, Hindi, and other language films.  She also worked in mainstream and independent cinema, she played the role of troubled women, from any type of character fictional to literary. 

She is best known for her extraordinary acting skills, and she proved once again in her movie ‘Khufiya’ with her powerful acting skills in the mysterious thriller film which added extra credit to her acting. She continues her energetic acting skills and runs as one of Bollywood’s greatest actresses. 

Date of release and OTT Platform: October 5 on Netflix 

About the story: It is based on a true story of an agent in RAW, who fled to the USA after telling all the secrets to an intelligence agency in America. 

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj 

Cast: Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi, Atul Kulkarni, Navnindra Behl, Shataf Figar, Azmeri Haque Badhon, Lalit Parimoo, and  Rahul Vohra. 

Duration: 2 hours and 37 minutes 

Kareena Kapoor Khan in ‘Jaane Jaan’

Kareena Kapoor Khan is a famous Indian actress who appears in Hindi films and she is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of another well-known Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. 

She already marked her fame as a queen of Bollywood with her graceful and delightful performance in ‘Jaane Jaan’ as proof. She made her audience happy with a mouth-opening performance which got more positive reviews about her acting skills. 

Date of release and OTT Platform: September 21, on Netflix 

About the story: This crime drama revolves around a single mother and her daughter who find themselves involved in a murder. 

Director: Sujoy Gosh

Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma, Lin Laishram, Naisha Khanna, Shyam Gopal, Uditi Singh

Duration: 2 hours and 19 minutes 

Kajol in ‘The Lust Stories 2’ 

Kajol Devgan is known as the best Indian actress who acts in Hindi, Tamil, and other language films. She got six Filmfare awards and shares the record for Best Actress with her aunt Nutan. 

In this series, she showed her versatility in acting as she did in every film, she showed the variation and showcased her everlasting talent in acting throughout this film. This role by her in this film got more positive reviews about her acting. 

Date of release and OTT Platform: June 29, on Netflix 

About the story: In this episode, she plays the role of a mother who is stuck in a loveless marriage in a big house and her husband compulsively lusts after the maid.  

Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma 

Cast: Kajol and Kumud Mishra 

Duration: 120 minutes 

Rani Mukerji in ‘Mrs. Chatterjee VS Norway’

Rani Mukerji is one of the Best Bollywood actresses, who is well known for her versatility, she received seven Filmfare Awards. She is one of the highest-paid actresses of the 2000s. 

She is good at selecting the stories and this Mrs. Chatterjee VS Norway film impressed everyone with a positive review.  Her choice of character as a women-centric role has made her visible in the film industry till now. She plays all the roles strongly by showcasing the fitness of her body. 

Date of release and Platform: March 17, in Theaters

About the story:  This story is about a woman moving to Norway with her husband after their marriage and fighting for their children. 


Director: Ashima Chibbe

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Jim Sarbh, and Bodhisattwa Majumdar

  • Duration:  2 hours and 24 minutes 
  1. Yami Gautam in ‘Lost’

Yami Gautam is well known for her acting as well as modelling, she is the daughter of the film director in Punjab, Mukesh Gautam. She marked her career as a model for soap and cream advertisements on  Television. 

She did a gripping performance in the movie ‘LOST’ which is a crime thriller and suspenseful drama. Her acting in this movie showcased her versatility in acting making her an outstanding performer of the year.  She displayed her acting skills in every frame and angle. 

Date of release and OTT Platform:  February 16, on Zee5 

About the story: Yami Gautam played the role of a Crime reporter who tries to find the missing college student and the journey in Kolkata reveals the mystery layers of society and crimes in the form of politics, love, and betrayal. 

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Cast: Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee, Tushar Pandey

Duration:  2 hours and 4 minutes 

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