Deepika Padukone to Aishwarya Rai: This Women's Day, know your ideal B-town divas via their inspiring quotes
International Women's Day is celebrated all over the world on March 8. And over the period of time, we have seen many women who have fought their inner battle and the outside world together without being feared.
Here's a list of your favourite Bollywood actresses and their powerful quotes that will make you believe in yourself to fight the insecurities. These Bollywood divas have created their own path, breaking all stereotypical mentality, and they deserve to be applauded.
Tabu: 'Why singlehood is bad?'
"I do not think single is a bad word. There may have been a stigma attached to being single in the past, but not anymore. Your happiness comes from many things unconnected with the status of your relationship. On your own, you can deal with your aloneness, but with a wrong partner, what could follow would be worse than any kind of loneliness."
Aishwarya Rai: 'Gender inequality'
"All I hear is talk but no action and that's an accumulative effort by everyone involved including those talking. These discussions can go on and on and they are important. I am not disrespecting all the talk that goes around these subjects but at the end of the day, have the guts to make those choices. Many talk about it but then when time comes, they take a safe, comfortable route and then make the choice that's a paradox and one defeats the other so, let's put words to action."
Deepika Padukone: 'Be focused'
"Never lose focus on what you want for yourself. People will try and pull you down. There might be things in your life that will deter your confidence. There might be days when you want to break down; there could be days when you feel like giving up. It's extremely important to be emotionally strong and focused. Do it your own way. And don't be afraid of making mistakes."
Bipasa Basu: 'Be confident in your own skin'
"To me, sexy is the personality, not just the colour of your skin...why my skin colour only sets me apart from the conventional actresses at that time. But that's the way it was. I didn't really see much of difference but I guess people did. There was a strong mindset of beauty and how an actress should look and behave.I was DIFFERENT as it was pointed out. Didn't really stop me from being and doing all that I loved. Well you see I was confident and proud of who I was from childhood. My skin colour didn't define me ... even though I love it and wouldn't want it to be any different ever."
Vidya Balan: 'Value Yourself'
"In interviews I get asked about my marriage and when I am having a child, time and again. There are other actors, male actors, who have gotten married. Obviously they are not asked, 'when are you impregnating your wife?' They are not even asked, 'how is your married life going?' For me to be asked that all the time- it is excessive. Because I do have an identity outside being a married woman. And that does not compromise or mitigate what I feel for Siddharth (husband Siddharth Roy Kapur). But I come back to say- I am the most important person in my life. And that is the most valuable lesson that marriage has taught me. To still value myself."