Priyanka Chopra is everywhere nowadays. Apart from acting in Bollywood movies, she’s producing movies. She’s acting in Hollywood movies. She’s the lead of an American TV show. She’s releasing singles. She’s on the best of the awards shows wearing the best of the clothes. (Even getting trolled for the silliest of the reasons.) It wouldn’t be wrong to say that lately, she has become the face of our movie industry and country. You like it or not, she has done it. Haters will always hate. Critics will always criticize but she has already made a name for herself in the world. Let me be honest, neither do I like her. According to me, Piggy Chops’ acting chops are strong and natural. But I respect her.
She had a shaky beginning, turbulent as a matter of fact, but she rose above all that to be where she is now. Of course, I do agree, there’s a lot of PRing involved. She must be having an amazing agent because of whom she has got these lucrative offers but still, you cannot deny her grit, passion and determination to succeed.
All said and done, I do feel there are equally talented and in some cases more talented Indian actresses who deserve a chance to go mainstream Hollywood and become an international star.
Here’s my pick. Please note that I’m considering only those actresses who are still active or might have retired recently.
12. Radhika Apte
She has already proved her acting skills. She was even cast opposite Rajinikanth and that’s not a small feat by any means. If you want to watch her true talent then watch her short movies. There’s another movie of hers, ‘Parched’. Radhika Apte is simply mesmerising in it. The movie, which is about four women in the deserts of Rajasthan, will for sure leave you disturbed. From a villager to a seducer, may it be any role, Radhika Apt-hai (Sorry for the pun).