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 No one can deny that Alia has won the love of the audience and critics with her power-packed performances in the past. It is sad how the actress of such great caliber was limited to such a shallow character in mega-starrer Brahmastra. No wonder, as soon as people watched the movie, they were highly disappointed with Alia’s character Isha. Many took to social media to criticize Alia for her not-so-impressive role.

Alia Bhatt Brahmastra One Dialogue-Shiva

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But, while many may troll Alia for her role as Isha, Alia has proven her talent in the past by acing some really difficult roles. From Badrunissa Shaikh in Darlings to Gangubai in Gangubai Kathiawadi, Alia has never disappointed the audience in portraying strong female leads. Here are some powerful female characters played by Alia Bhatt that show why she doesn’t deserve so much hate!

Alia Bhatt’s Best Performances As A Strong Female Lead

1. Badrunissa Shaikh in ‘Darlings’

Being a dark comedy about domestic abuse survivors, Darlings wasn’t an easy movie. But not only Alia made Badrunissa Shaikh a memorable character, she also launched her production house with this movie. Alia managed to portray Badru in such a realistic manner that you couldn’t stop yourself from rooting for her.


2. Gangubai in Gangubai Kathiawadi

In Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, Alia plays the character of Gangubai, who was a legendary brothel owner. With her powerful portrayal of Gangubai,. Alia Bhatt took her acting portfolio several notches higher. Alia Bhatt so many hearts as she portrayed the journey of Gangubai from being a young, timid sex worker to becoming one of the most powerful figures in the Mumbai mafia.

3. Sehmat Khan in Raazi

Alia Bhatt as Sehmat touched so many hearts. Her heart-touching performance as an Indian undercover spy agent in received so much love. It is quite beautiful how Alia Bhatt captured the tussle between love for her husband and love for her country. This movie is another reminder of how Alia Bhatt is one of the finest actors of our time.

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4. Kaira in Dear Zindagi

Alia’s honest portrayal of Kaira makes it impossible for anyone to not empathize with her and her situation. The movie focuses on a young woman trying to build her career while facing an emotional rollercoaster. With her talent, Alia made Kaira so authentic, empowering, and refreshing!

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5. Veera in Highway

After Alia Bhatt’s debut in Student of the year, many doubted her caliber. But, with her power-packed performance as Veera Tripathi, she silenced many of her critics.

Strong Female Characters Alia Bhatt Veera Highway
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6. Mary Jane in Udta Punjab

No one can deny that Alia Bhatt’s performance as a suffering migrant laborer is one of her most compelling performances. How she portrayed her frustration, trauma, anger and even growth deserves applause. How could we forget to mention her monologue sequence that showed why she is one of the finest actors of all time?


7. Safeena in Gully Boy

Though the movie centered around Ranveer Singh’s character, Alia Bhatt still managed to grab the audience’s attention. Safeena is one of the most difficult female lead characters that many couldn’t pull off. How Alia pulled off this bold, daring, charming, resilient, and vulnerable character deserves a big applause!


Isn’t she one of the finest actors of our time? What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.


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