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Mee Raqsam: 6 Trailblazing Women Who Broke Down Barriers To Pursue Their Dreams

Ankita Tiwari

September 2, 2020

5 min


Here are a few tales of inspiration in which women stood up for their dreams just like Maryam from ZEE5’s Mee Raqsam.

Mee Raqsam is Baba Azmi’s directorial debut. The film is based in a small-town up Northern India. Actor Danish Hussain and Naseeruddin Shah also play prominent roles in the film. The story is about a girl who is passionate about dance. She wishes to learn and excel in classical dance. But the culture and her religion stand against her wishes. Her father fights along with her and helps her to not succumb to the domineering societal norms. In real life as well, just like Maryam, there are many women who have stood up for themselves. Find such real stories below.

Watch the film Mee Raqsam streaming on ZEE5.

1. Mithali Raj

The ‘Lady Tendulkar of Indian Women’s Cricket’, Mithali Raj was born in a family that treated women as equals to men. The gender neutrality worked in her favour as she started playing cricket at the age of 10. Mithali has faced bias in the past but she has emerged stronger. Once she was burning with fever and yet played the international cricket match as she thought it was her responsibility. Mithali Raj’s biopic Shabash Mithu starring Taapsee Pannu is set to floor audiences in 2021.

2. Harshita Reddy

An art director known for her production designs for Hollywood films like Moth, and shows like Rent, Harshita Reddy belongs to a small-town of Southern India. Harshita was fascinated by the developments of a Madurai temple in the film Arjun. The 12-year-old girl went on to study at a high profile filmmaking academy in Los Angeles. Harshita is known for her exceptional production designs and has also won an Emmy for it.

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3. Bhawna Paliwal

Bhawna Paliwal is an Indian detective who is known to crack cases in a highly spirited manner. Bhawna is a Delhi-based detective who started off with journalism and slowly upgraded to being a detective. Bhawna’s aim was to make her mother proud and now with her own agency, Tejas Detective Agency, Bhawna is surely making her dreams come true. She often lists how it is difficult to do a man’s job but it has its own advantages.

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4. Shweta Katti

The 22-year-old girl has a past that has made her who she is today. Born in Asia’s most infamous red-light area, Shweta was the eldest of three daughters. She moved out when she was 16 and became associated with an NGO. From then on, Shweta never looked back and became the consulate general of Canada for a day!

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5. Deepika Padukone

The daughter of a famous national badminton player, Deepika Padukone chose a different path for herself–one of hard work and climbing a steep ladder. Many photoshoots, modelling assignments, and commercials later, she got her first film and we all know where she is today.

6. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a famous Hollywood celebrity and global goodwill ambassador, but a few know that this small-town girl hailing from Bareilly had to work really hard to achieve this feat. Priyanka’s story is that of inspiration and magnanimous hard work.

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If you too believe in women standing up for themselves and their passions, then stream Mee Raqsam on ZEE5 now!

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