The director's hat has been successfully donned by many women in B-town. Here's looking at some fiery women who've taken charge successfully as directors.
Source : Viral Bhayani
Sonam Nair is all set to begin her journey as a filmmaker in Bollywood with her first film 'Gippi'. The film is poduced by Karan Johar's production house, Dharma Productions and marks Sonam's entry in Bollywood.
The Sridevi-starrer 'English Vinglish', directed by debutante Gauri Shinde, was an absolute smasher at the box-office. The heartwarming story was inspired from the director's mother, who was often made fun of for her poor language skills.
Zoya Akhtar directed 'Luck By Chance' (2009), followed by 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' (2011), which was a major box office hit.
Kiran Rao's directorial debut, 'Dhobi Ghat' was an unusual art film, which was critically acclaimed.
Farah Khan exchanged her dancing shoes for a director's chair with films like 'Main Hoon Na' (2004), 'Om Shanti Om' (2007) and 'Tees Maar Khan' (2010).
Bela Sehgal's directorial venture 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' won the hearts of the audience and critics alike.
After her debut film, '36 Chowringhee Lane' (1981), Aparna Sen went on to direct 'Paroma' (1984), 'Sati' (1989) and 'Yugant' (1995) among others. 'Mr. and Mrs. Iyer' (2002), '15, Park Avenue' (2005) and 'The Japanese Wife' (2010) are among her more popular works.
Actress Nandita Das' directed 'Firaaq' (2008) was a national and international award-grabber.
Mira Nair is a firebrand director whose list of work boasts of films like 'Salaam Bombay' (1988), 'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love' (1996), 'Monsoon Wedding' (2001), 'The Namesake' (2006) as well as international collaborations.
Deepa Mehta is best known for her Elements Trilogy, 'Fire' (1996), 'Earth' (1998), and 'Water' (2005), as well as films like 'Bollywood/Hollywood' (2002) and 'Midnight's Children' (2012).
Reema Kagti directed 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.' (2006) and the Aamir Khan-starrer, 'Talaash'.
Journalist-turned-director Anusha Rizvi's 'Peepli Live' (2010) was a funny and sharp look at the society we live in and set quite a few standards for Indian cinema.
Rajshri Ojha has directed films like 'Badger' (2002), 'Yatna' (2005), 'Chaurahen' (2007) and the popular flick, 'Aisha' (2010).