Bollywood Performing Artists Who Deified ‘Indian-ness’ On The Silverscreen


Kashmir: Many actresses like Nargis Fakhri, Shraddha Kapoor and Preity Zinta have played the role of Kashmiri women on screen. We cannot forget the role of Sharmila Tagore as a Kashmiri in the film ‘Kashmir Ki Kali”.

Tamil Nadu: Both Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone have played the role of Tamil girls in 2 States and Chennai Express respectively. They really justified the roles.

Bengal: Vidya Balan nailed her Bengali role in the film “Parineeta”, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played a Bengali woman –Paro- in Devdas too looked drop-dead gorgeous in the traditional attire.

Punjab: Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor are a few of  the actresses who have beautifully played the part of Punjabi women

Rajasthan: Rani Mukerji in Paheli and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jodha Akbar looked gorgeous as Rajasthani women.

Gujarat: Deepika Padukone played the role of Gujarati women in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon ki raasleela: Ram Leela’. While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also played the same character in the film ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.

Maharashtra: In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial film “Bajirao Mastani”, actress Priyanka Chopra essayed the role of Kashi, the wife of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao. She looked absolutely stunning as a Marathi Royal.