By Hindustan Times
You don't have a career if you are a married woman or a mother, they used to say in Bollywood. Even today, people argue that it is far easier for a hero to continue working as main lead even in his 50s than a heroine in her 40s.
Several yesteryear queens have, however, proved all that wrong in the past few years and there's more to come. We take a look at the strong, beautiful heroines who take a long break from their Bollywood career, get married, build a family and plan a comeback with huge, ambitious projects.
The original sex symbol of Bollywood is ready to set the silver screen on fire once again! Zeenat Aman, the woman who brought oomph and glamour to Indian cinema, has been doing small, crucial roles for past few years. A mother of two kids, Zeenat is all set to come back to the silver screen with Ashish Bhavsar's next on beauty pageants and the controversies surrounding these contests. Zeenat's next is a 3D film.
She has been married, divorced and plans to marry again soon. Zeenat Aman has raised up two handsome sons Azaan and Zahaan, but none of this stops her from dfin what she wants. A toast to her spirit!
After getting married in 1999 at the peak of her career, Madhuri Dixit was not seen in any major roles for a long times. She did have films like Gaja Gamini and Aja Nachle with her as the protagonist but these films did not do much. The diva now plans a grand comeback with sequel to Vishal Bhardwaj's Ishqiya - Dedh Ishqiya.
The much anticipated sequel to Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2010 hit Ishqiya is focuses on Madhuri Dixit’s character. She essays the role of a royal begum who expresses her love towards her man by mouthing shayari. While Naseeruddin Shah plays her lover in the film, Arshad Warsi will star opposite Kangna Ranaut. Ace Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj would be choreographing Madhuri for one of the songs. It is expected to release in the middle of this year.
Madhuri, Padma award winner, has one more big project lined up for release this year - Gulab Gang. The story of Gulab Gang, directed by Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha, is based on ex Bigg Boss contestant Sampat Pal Devi who is al