2016 has been a year of content-driven cinema. It’s been a year of women-centric films. We have witnessed some mind-blowing performances by our leading ladies. Some of them are Sonam Kapoor in Neerja, Alia Bhatt in Dear Zindagi and Udta Punjab and Taapse Pannu in Pink. Time to vote for the best Bollywood actress 2016. These are the nominees for the title are:
1. Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab/Dear Zindagi
Alia Bhatt gave one of her career best performances in two of the releases this year- Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi. She looked perfect in the role of a Bihari immigrant while she looked her bubbly best in Dear Zindagi.
2. Anushka Sharma for Sultan/Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Anushka Sharma has grown a lot over the years. This year, we got see her in two films- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Sultan. She played a bubbly girl in the first film and showed the versatile side of hers. In Sultan, she showed the strong side of her personality.
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan for Ki & Ka
Kareena Kapoor made her comeback as the working wife opposite Ki & Ka. She plays the authoritarian wife with elan and owned the movie from start to end. She needs to do more such roles in future.
4. Priyanka Chopra for Jai Gangaajal
Priyanka Chopra playing the role of IPS officer Abha Mathur and pulls off the movie quite well. She completes the action sequences quite convincingly and delivered the tough dialogues very well.
5. Sonakshi Sinha for Akira
Sonakshi Sinha surprises everyone in her action-packed avatar in Akira. She plays an angry young girl that cannot accept any injustice. Her screen presence was quite good and gave quite a good performance.
6. Sonam Kapoor for Neerja
Sonam Kapoor looked absolutely perfect in the role of the brave air hostess Neerja Bhanot. While looking so beautiful, she blends into the character perfectly. This was simply the best performance given by Sonam so far.
7. Taapsee Pannu for Pink
One of most talented newcomers in Bollywood, Taapsee proved her acting mettle with her film Pink. She was able to make her own space in the movie which also had ace actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Piyush Mishra in it. We are now looking forward to seeing her in her first titular role in Naam Shabana.
8. Vidya Balan for Kahaani 2
The sequel of Kahaani did not perform so well in comparison to the first part of the thriller. Vidya Balan proves why she is one of the best actresses in the business today. She portrays a courageous woman full of commitment.
Best Bollywood Actress 2016: Special Mention
Radhika Apte for Parched
Parched was a superb movie in all departments. It was full of amazing performances and one of them was Radhika Apte. She breaks free from the stereotypical image of Bollywood actresses and gives a superb performance. We look forward to seeing her more in the future.
So, who do you think is the best Bollywood actress 2016? Cast your vote below: