Be it Meena Kumari in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam or Tabu in Astitva - the Hindi film industry has witnessed a range of actresses essaying women-oriented roles powerfully. Here's a look at the top 10 such portrayals, on the occasion of International Women's Day.
It is considered one of the most brilliant portrayals in Hindi cinema by any actress but not many know that Meena Kumari nearly missed out on playing the lead role of Chhoti Bahu in Guru Dutt's classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam.
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor would love to play legendary actress Meena Kumari in case her biopic is made because she is fascinated by real characters with some flaws.
A classic Guru Dutt film, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam was hailed for the seminal, stunning performance of Meena Kumari as the alcoholic Chhoti Bahu.