Shraddha reveals characters that shaped her acting career

Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor is in the midst of shooting for her upcoming biopic, Haseena, where she is essaying the role of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar. Since Shraddha is playing such a strong character, Business of Cinema asked about her favorite woman characters in Indian films.

She began with her aunt, Padmini Kolhapure’s role in Prem Rog, and said that her sensitive portrayal of her character really inspired her. She spoke about Sridevi in Chaalbaaz, veteran actor Waheeda Rehman in Pyaasa, Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hai Koun and Karisma Kapoor in Judwaa. The Baaghi star mentioned how these characters have stayed with her over the years and motivated her to choosing varied roles

Shraddha also spoke about some strong woman characters in the recent times that have had a lasting impression on the minds of the audience. She highlighted the characters of Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met, Kangana Ranaut in Queen, Priyanka Chopra in Aitraaz and Tanvi Azmi in Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.

The actor feels that these strong women characters were not only well written by talented writers, but also phenomenally performed by the actresses. Shraddha revealed her favorite characters have cut across all genres, are etched in everyone’s minds and have influenced her to do good and diverse work.