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5 Times Movies Stereotyped Tomboys With Short Hair!

There’s no doubt about the fact that movies influence the way people dress and the kind of style they choose. When Madhuri Dixit popularized her wavy, bouncy hair, many followed suit. Straight hair was not in trend in the 90s as it’s today.

When the younger actresses sported half-buns, their fans went all out to experiment the look. It’s actually quite amazing how movies influence these trends.

However, when filmmakers show a naive, innocent girl turn rebellious, the first thing they do is chop off the hair. Can’t a woman be as ‘sanskari’ and feminine if she has a bob cut or shorter hair? Recently, Dhansikaa was seen sporting a bob to play the revengeful, tomboyish daughter of Rajinikanth in Kabali. In the flashback sequence, when she was caring for her foster father, she was seen sporting longer hair and of course, her role was of a calm and innocent girl.

Just when she decided to avenge her parents’ enemies, she chopped her hair off and picked up the guns. Why do we need to stereotype haircuts with a woman’s femininity? It’s not the first time, there have been some actresses whose looks were stereotyped to suit their character.

Take a look!

Preity Zinta – Lakshya


In Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya, Preity Zinta played the role of a Journalist. When she was playing the role of a sweet bubbly student who inspires Hrithik Roshan to get ambitious in life, she’s shown as a cool and calm girl who loves the Delhi street fashion. In the later half of the movie, when she becomes a Journalist and is hitting the mountains to cover her story, she’s immediately shown as a strong, opinionated Journalist; with a blob! Why? Couldn’t a modern, tomboyish Journo still sport her tresses.


Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns


Bollywood’s Queen Kangana Ranaut has time and again proved that she’s the boss onscreen! She played a double role in the second instalment of the hit movie Tanu Weds Manu and we loved her. She was again given a bob cut as she was playing a strong and strong willed athlete. Well, why?


Urmila Matondkar – Ek Haseena Thi


Urmila was the go to girl for horror and thriller movies in the 90s. While she’s now happily married, we looked into her movie Ek Haseena Thi. She plays a lovestruck girl who gets on to takes a revenge on her cheating and fraudulent boyfriend, Saif Ali Khan. But when she does, she goes and violently chops off her hair and which indicates she’s ready to take on the revenge against the loser of a man she loved. Her character is shown strong only post her tremendous makeover. Wondering if cutting you hair off gives you the much needed energy and will power to take on your enemies?


Kajol – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai


Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a classic. Kajol and SRK’s magic worked onscreen and of course she looked gorgeous. However, according to Karan Johar, she looked gorgeous only in the second half when she was all ‘feminine’ according to him; she had longer hair and SRK even said that she was really like a girl. Why? Because she played basketball and sported a short hair. Now that’s a little too much! What do you think?