In Bollywood films, the genre of action has always the bastion of male actors. But things are all set to change, going by the number of action-oriented roles that actresses are taking up these days. And it’s not just the younger crop of heroines such as Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha that are leading this change, even senior actors like Rani Mukerji and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan — both of whom are known for their romantic roles — will also be seen performing stunts in their upcoming films. Earlier this year, Madhuri Dixit-Nene was seen performing challenging stunts in Gulaab Gang.
The actor, who plays boxer Mary Kom in her next, had to undergo vigorous training to look the part. "The biggest challenge has been to develop a body like that of a boxer’s. It’s an athletic-yet-masculine look…I’ve been injured on the ankles, my head, stomach and knees," says Priyanka.