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5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are

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Bollywood has always tried to project the idea of a 'mother' in numerous ways. Earlier, she was portrayed as someone who would always have the martyr syndrome and would do anything to bring peace and love to her family. 

While that's still the main character trait in most movies, mothers have now taken up a more evolutionary role in cinema. They've started defying stereotypes and have become more free-spirited and free-thinking for their family and themselves.

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c)Eros International

This is also a way to showcase the role of a woman in society and since cinema is the most malleable visual medium for people across the board, the significance of each character is viably important. Exceptionally so, if it's a woman who plays a vital role.

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c)Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

So, on Mother's Day, here are 5 mothers from Bollywood who're breaking stereotypes by actually being badass and cool at the same time:

(1) Revathi- Margarita With A Straw

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c)Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

Revathi's performance was path-breaking when she played a mother to a child with Cerebral Palsy, whose daughter was struggling to express her sexuality. Definitely wasn't an easy role to play, for sure.

(2) Sri Devi- English Vinglish

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c)Eros International

Shashi (Sri Devi), plays a very relatable character in this film who loves her family to bits and wants to do anything and everything possible to try and understand them. It is sometimes difficult to take care of everyone else's wishes while letting go of yours, but Sri Devi defied that characteristic and her role definitely speaks volumes.

(3) Dolly Ahluwalia- Vicky Donor

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c)Eros Entertainment

Of course Vicky's whiskey-gulping, life-of-the-party Punjabi mom had to be on the list! As much as she loved emotionally blackmailing Vicky to get her way, as most moms do, she was also an embodiment of the perfect Punjabi Maa we most certainly know and want.

(4) Tabu- Drishyam

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c)Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

Tabu plays a strong female character in the movie and we had to put her name on the list because she's a badass cop who spends the entire length of the film trying to avenge the death of her son and she does a good job of it.

(5) Kirron Kher-Dostana

5 Badass Mothers Of Bollywood Who've Defied Stereotypes & Shown How Cool They Are(c) Yash Raj Films

Our favourite paranoid Punjabi mom, who finally accepts and embraces the fact that her son was gay (even though he was just pretending)! We absolutely loved her character in the film.

Indian mothers are the best, to be honest. They may be difficult to convince, emotionally woke and extremely sensitive with a dollop of paranoia and anger that can make her chappal throwing aim a game of perfection but at the end of the day, they know what you truly want and deserve and they'll go to any and every extent to make sure you have it. 

So, this Mother's Day, maybe take inspiration from these 5 mothers and do something uber special for your own.

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