Today is all about girl power. Though we don’t need illustrations to tell us how incredible women are, it’s definitely nice to be reminded once in a while.
Enter 21-year-old Mumbai illustrator Shivani Gorle. Her Queens OnScreen illustrations on Facebook and Instagram prove that a movie heroine is just as badass as a hero.
“The idea behind Queens OnScreen is that the heroine is just as badass as the hero. That she doesn’t need to talk, dress or behave in a particular way to win hearts. Or not win hearts. Because she can do whatever the hell she wants,” Gorle told BuzzFeed.
We join her in celebrating women in cinema, Bollywood and Hollywood; especially those fighting gender equality, women’s rights, and shattering that glass ceiling, one role at a time.
Enjoy these fun illustrations. So simple. So colourful. Slaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy.
“Thank you for teaching me how to love myself.” —Shashi, played by Sridevi in English Vinglish (2012)
“Lallua nahi hain hum, hockey champion.” (I’m not a fool; I’m a hockey champion.) —Kumari, played by Alia Bhatt in Udta Punjab
“Mastani apni taqdeer khud likhti hai.” (Mastani writes her own destiny.) —Mastani, played by Deepika Padukone in Bajirao Mastani (2015)
“Main apni favourite hoon.” (I am my favourite.) —Geet, played by Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met (2007)
“Jab zindagi ek baar mili hai… toh do baar kyun soche?” (When you’re only given life once… why think twice?) —Silk, played by Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)
“Main apni honeymoon pe akeli aayi hoon.” (I’ve come alone on my honeymoon.) —Rani, played by Kangana Ranaut in Queen (2013)
“Truth is there’s no one that can do what I can do.” —Miranda, played by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
“Anyone can cook Aloo Gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?” —Jess, played by Parminder Nagra in Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
“I’m giving you the gift of life; screaming, pooping life.” —Juno, played by Ellen Page in Juno (2007)
“I don’t need a prince.” —Joy, played by Jennifer Lawrence in Joy (2015)
“It’s not up to you to save me, Jack.” —Rose, played by Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)
“Mudblood, and proud of it.” —Hermoine, played by Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011)
“I just want to be perfect.” —Nina, played by Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” —Aibileen, played by Viola Davis in The Help (2011)
“Marcel, burn it down.” —Shosanna, played by Mélanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds (2009)
“I’m here, because I care.” —Sacha, played by Rachel McAdams in Spotlight (2015)