Inspiring! These 12 Bollywood actresses broke stereotypes, won hearts


Priyanka Chopra, who has carved out a niche for herself in western showbiz through her lead role in American TV series 'Quantico', says she said 'yes' to the show to break the stereotypical image that many have about Indian cinema and actors abroad. Asked whether the stereotypical image of Indian actors is changing in Hollywood, Priyanka said, "That's what I did in 'Quantico'. Did you see me doing the stereotype of Indian part in that, even in 'Baywatch' I am not. I will never be the stereotype of what people think India should be. I feel that we can be anything. Why is it not cool to be an Indian? Why can't an Indian girl who is from Indian descent be an FBI girl who kicks a**? So I was very clear about that."

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On Priyanka Chopra's 35th birthday, here are stories of 12 Bollywood actresses who dared to defy stereotypes and became a trendsetter! If you are in search of inspiration, look no further!