Need some inspiration in life to get through this week - and beyond? Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! These 13 fictional heroines have shown us, on screen, that life is worth it, only if you know how to live in the moment! They will give you some major happiness goals!
1. Meera Gaity in No One Killed Jessica
Rani Mukherji’s beautiful portrayal of a fierce journalist who would do anything for finding the truth and getting justice sure did give us career and life goals!
2. Princess Leia in The Star Wars Series
Princess Leia is the perfect proportion of compassion, fierce and sarcasm. After all, surviving in the world of Star Wars couldn’t have been an easy task, right? And who could rock those double buns look like her?!
3. Vidya Bagchi in Kahaani
Vidya Balan has always taken up some really amazing roles in her filming career. Kahaani, however, gave a new direction to the heights she can reach! For almost the whole duration of the film we were in awe of Vidya Bagchi putting in so many efforts to find her ‘husband’ and then the climax left us completely amazed!
4. Mildred Pierce in Mildred Pierce
Joan Crawford's Mildred pulls herself out of poverty for the sake of her daughter, Veda. Mildred Pierce is a woman who is confident and knows how to handle herself, with or without a man!
5. Gita in Swades
Gita is a simple, sober and educated village girl, who, leaving behind good career prospects in big cities, chooses to stay in her village and work as an educationist and reformist. She is selfless and super-helpful and is ready to give up on SRK for the greater good!
6. Hermione Granger in The Harry Potter Series
Hermione blossoms into an intellectual badass, a true beauty, and not to mention, the glue that holds her trio of friends together. Time and again we see her use her intellect to save her best-friends Harry and Ron by her wits and talents as a witch!
7. Laila in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Optimistic, modern, fun-loving and independent – that is Laila! She lives in the present. She loves life as it is, knows it is beautiful in its own way and helps others realize it. And she never regrets anything!
8. Elizabeth Swann in Pirates Of The Caribbean
Elizabeth Swann is high spirited and adventurous. She proves she is no damsel in distress; becoming a pirate in her own right and breaking away from all the rules she’s ever known. Over the course of three films, we see her grow from a wilful Governor’s daughter to a fearless pirate, fighting for love and what she believes is right.
9. Rani in Queen
Rani’s character portrayed by Kangana Ranaut in Queen left us all in tears! The way she emerges- proud and confident, after her fiancé cancels their marriage. Despite her broken heart, she goes on her pre-planned honeymoon, all alone, where she explores the world and sees life from a completely new perspective!
10. Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City
Carrie might be a fashion loving, romance craving New Yorker, but at the same time she is a strong writer carving her niche in the world of gossip. Figuring out life, one guy at a time! And that’s absolutely fine - remember Dear Zindagi’s kursi theory?
11. Piku in Piku
Deepika Padukone in Piku is the modern woman all of us connect to! The busy life, the complicated love life and the strength we find within ourselves... Her character is not over the top but definitely leaves you with a smile.
12. Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Breakfast at Tiffany's is the happy place we keep going back to. Audrey Hepburn’s naive and eccentric character who leaves home to find love and life, leaves you feeling happy and full of hope that everything will be fine!
13. Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish
Shashi, a house-wife, is constantly taunted by her family for not knowing English. But when she visits New York and decides to learn the language, everything changes for the better. Not only does her family realize her worth, but she realizes it herself too. And ends up finding a part of her that she will cherish forever!