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 There are many Bollywood hit movies that are home to regressive, misogynistic, and sexist scenes. While these scenes featuring women disappoint us, there are some women-empowering scenes that are a welcoming change. Here are some such relatable and empowering scenes:

Best Women Empowerment Bollywood Movie-Scenes

1. Dil Dhadakne Do:

An empowering conversation between Manav (Rahu Bose) and Sunny (Farhan Akhtar) explains what kind of men we need!

Image: Dil Dhadakne Do

2. Sherni:

A much-needed conversation between a married daughter (Vidya Balan) and her mother about how people can live an enriched life, even without kids; how being a mother is not the only future for a woman.

3. Luck By Chance:

When for a change Sona (played by Konkana) finally moves on from her toxic ex and places her own self first.

4. Dear Zindagi:

Shattering the patriarchal norm of shaming women for their sexual desire, Dr. Jehangir made it clear that multiple sexual partners and morality don’t go hand-in-hand, no matter your gender.

5. Thappad:

When Sachin Sandhu calls out his son for misbehaving with his girlfriend and asks him to apologize to her for shouting at her.

6. Thappad:

When Sachin Sandhu asks his son-in-law to introspect the reason behind his violent act! This powerful scene between the two men puts the blame where it belongs! 

7. Dev D:

When Chanda/Leni calls out the hypocritical patriarchal society that enjoyed her MMS scandal and shamed her. She puts the regressive society in place by shifting the blame onto the people who actually deserved it. 

Image: Dev D

8. Gunjan Saxena:

The Kargil Girl: When Gunjan’s father (Pankaj Tripathi) not only calls his own son for being sexist but also encourages his daughter to fight against society’s regressive thought process about women!

9. Chak De! India:

When the women’s team gives it back to eve-teasers.

10. Pagglait:

When Sandhya (Sanya Malhotra) stands for herself against the regressive society and decides to do what she wants to do!

11. Jab We Met:

When Geet (Kareena Kapoor) has the perfect reply to unsolicited advice. “Chillar nahi hai mere paas” the best reply to society, which gives unsolicited advice to women on everything!

* All images are from the respective movie stills or poster

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