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 In a stunning turn of events, Bollywood actress Adah Sharma has achieved a remarkable milestone in her movie career, surpassing industry stalwarts Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut to become the highest-grossing Bollywood actress. Her latest film, “The Kerala Story,” has shattered box office records, amassing an impressive 135 Crores in just 10 days. Predictions suggest that the film will reach a staggering 180-200 Crores by the end of its theatrical run.

Adah Sharma’s exceptional achievement showcases her rising star power and the increasing prominence of female-centric movies in Bollywood. Here are top female-centric Bollywood movies that The Kerala Story left behind:

Top 5 Female-Centric Movies and Their Box Office Collections:

The success of Adah Sharma as the highest-grossing Bollywood actress is not only a testament to her individual triumph but also reflective of the growing impact of female-centric movies in the industry. Let’s take a look at the top 5 female-centric movies and their box office collections:

1. Veere Di Wedding [2018]

 This film, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker, and Shikha Talsania, made waves with its bold and refreshing portrayal of modern women. It garnered a domestic collection of 82 Crores, establishing itself as a box office success.

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2. Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi [2019]

Featuring Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, “Manikarnika” explored the inspiring life of Rani Lakshmibai, the Queen of Jhansi. The film earned a respectable 92 Crores at the box office, cementing Kangana’s position as a powerful female lead.

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3. Raazi [2018]

Starring Alia Bhatt in a gripping spy thriller, “Raazi” struck a chord with audiences and critics alike. The film’s compelling narrative and Alia’s stellar performance resulted in a box office collection of 123.84 Crores, solidifying her reputation as a versatile actress.

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4. Gangubai [2022]

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and featuring Alia Bhatt in the titular role, “Gangubai” depicted the life of a powerful and fearless woman from the streets of Kamathipura. The film earned an impressive 129.10 Crores, highlighting Alia’s ability to command the screen.

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5. The Kerala Story [2023]

 Adah Sharma’s latest film, “The Kerala Story,” has taken the box office by storm, accumulating a staggering 135 Crores in just 10 days. With predictions indicating a final collection of 180-200 Crores, the film stands as a testament to Adah’s rising popularity and the enduring appeal of female-centric narratives.

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For the unversed, the movie follows the journey of Adah Sharma, who plays a Hindu woman from Kerala that’s abducted and brainwashed into converting to Islam and joining the ISIS Terrorist Organization in Syria. The director, Sudipto Sen, and producer, Vipul Amrutlal Shah, claim that the film is based on true events. But the controversy has been brewing since the trailer’s release. Some have called the movie propaganda and have demanded the ban!

While The Kerala Story is breaking records at the box office, there are many who are criticizing it and calling it propaganda. Recently, the leading actor of the film Adah Sharma took to her Twitter account and gave a reply to those calling The Kerala Story a ‘propaganda’ movie. She called her movie ‘real’ and urged everyone to Google ‘ISIS’ and ‘Brides’ to know the truth.

“And for the few still calling #TheKeralaStory a propaganda film, saying these incidents do not exist even after watching testimonials of several Indian victims,my humble request, Google two words ISIS and Brides…maybe an account of white girls narrated to you might make you feel that our Indian movie is real (sic),” she wrote.

Audience Falling In Love With Female Centric Movies

As audiences embrace and appreciate stories centered around strong female characters, it opens doors for more diverse narratives and opportunities for talented actresses like Adah Sharma to shine. Her success serves as an inspiration for aspiring actors and a testament to the evolving landscape of Bollywood. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.

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