New Delhi: Bollywood actresses may be known for their sartorial sense and their flawless skin, but there are some of them, who have gone extra miles and played the tough role of producing a film, an entire film. The actresses not only have the beauty to launch a thousand ships but also have the courage to handle the entire cast and crew of a film and still run the business like no one else.
Here we take a look at those, who have not only been successful in winning hearts by their wonderful performance but have also been successful producers.
Anushka Sharma: This flawless fragile beauty is the latest addition in the list of beauties who have turned producers. Anushka who is one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood donned the producer's hat for her maiden production NH10. And no wonder, she has received rave reviews for her film.
Shilpa Shetty: A stunning actress, a hands-on mom, a business woman and now a producer. Shilpa Shetty has been successfully performing in all these roles. The actress produced Dishkiyaoon. The movie starred Sunny Deol, Ayesha Khanna and Harman Baweja.
Dia Mirza: Former Miss Asia Pacific and actress Dia turned producer with 'Bobby Jasoos'. The movie was a spy-comedy-thriller featuring Vidya Balan. Dia herself has worked in films like 'Shootout At Lokhandwala', 'Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein', 'Parineeta' and 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.'
Lara Dutta: Former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta is known in Bollywood for her strong and bold roles in films. The beauty has given hits like 'No Entry' and 'Partner'. She started her production house Bheegi Basanti with husband and tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and produced 'Chalo Dilli', the film was critically acclaimed.
Preity Zinta: Dimpled queen Preity's acting career has been pretty successful and thanks to hits like 'Soldier' and 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', she became one of the most sought after actress. She turned producer with 'Ishkq In Paris', which didn't do well at the box office despite her being in the female lead along with Rhehan Malliek.
Juhi Chawla: The stunning beauty who is not only known for her acting skills but is also one of the few actresses in Bollywood who are known for their comic timings. Juhi partners a production company Dreamz Unlimited with Shah Rukh Khan and Aziz Mirza.
Pooja Bhatt: Pooja Bhatt did start her career with films with dad Mahesh Bhatt's Daddy and gave some beautiful performances in films like Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi and Sadak. But soon she moved to production just like her dad and since then has been producing films.
Malaika Arora Khan: From a yummy mummy to a sexy item girl, Malaika Arora Khan is one Bollywood beauty that inspires many. She started producing films along with her husband Arbaaz Khan in 2008 and has produced films like Dabangg and Dabangg 2.
Sushmita Sen: The former Miss Universe is not only a loving mom but a superb actress as well. The Bong beauty has plans to foray into production with Jhansi Ki Rani. But as per the reports, the film is shelved for now.
Hema Malini: The dream girl of Bollywood, was apparently to set the trend of producing films. She started off with producing Dil Ashna Hai starring Shah Rukh Khan and late Divya Bharti in 1992. She has also produced some TV serials from 1995 to 2010.