From Akshay Kumar to Taapsee Pannu, THESE top five Indian actors ace social dramas

These actors and actresses are well-known for doing films with a solid message for society

CJ DeskUpdated: Monday, May 16, 2022, 07:22 AM IST
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From influencing fashion and hairstyle to sparking a healthy conversation in society — cinema has the power to bring a change. While the primary purpose of a film remains entertainment, the idea of bringing up a social issue is a cherished concept. But only a few actors have a flair for balancing the two. The Free Press Journal handpicks five stars who we love for their strong choices.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar has acted in a series of films that dealt with serious issues. From Padman to OMG: Oh My God! and more, these films are packed with solid wake up calls for society.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu

Voicing crucial matters comes naturally to Taapsee Pannu. Be it talking about consent between a man and woman in Pink or domestic violence in Thappad — the actress has mostly opted for a powerful female character and socially relevant films.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana can easily be called the king of social dramas. Vicky Donor, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Badhaai Ho, Bala, Article 15 or Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui — all of his projects had a message with full-on entertainment.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar kick-started her acting journey with Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which traced the struggles of a plus-size woman. Later, she acted in comedies like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Bala, and Badhaai Do, which were highly entertaining with powerful messages.

Ritabhari Chakraborty

Ritabhari Chakraborty

Rightly hailed as a voice of reason, Ritabhari Chakraborty has always been vocal about several issues on and off the screen. While her last film, Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, challenged myths around menstruation, her next Fatafati talks about body positivity.

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