Age is just a number for these Bollywood heroines
Gone are the days when turning 30 meant pack-up for good even for the most successful actresses in Bollywood.
If the recent trend in the industry is anything to go by, age is just a number now, as we see more 30-something actresses dominating the scene, and how!
Here's a look at A-lister gals, in their 30s, who have a bunch of enviable projects in their kitty.
At 31, Kareena is at the top of her game.
The current numero uno of Bollywood, Kareena has had the biggest hits to her credit off late and takes centre stage in Heroine, one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year.
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Image: Kareena Kapoor in Heroine
Priyanka Chopra, the latest entrant in the 30s club of Bollywood, is raring to go too.
While her movie career got a boost with her films Agneepath and Don 2 doing extremely well at the box office, the actress is getting ready for her next film Barfii, where she plays a mentally challenged girl.
Besides the big films in her kitty, Priyanka is also preparing to launch her singing career.
Image: Priyanka Chopra
Unlike her colleagues in the Hindi film industry, Sunny Leone is making her Bollywood debut at 31.
The Indo-Canadian porn star is all set to set hearts racing with her debut film Jism 2, and has already signed up for another film.
Image: Sunny Leone
Model-turned-actress Nargis Fakhri also made her Bollywood debut at 31, with 2011's Rockstar.
A former Kingfisher calendar girl, Nargis participated in former supermodel Tyra Banks' model hunt reality show America's Next Top Model.
Image: Nargis Fakhri
Vidya Balan made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta at the age of 28.
Now she's 34 and on an all-time career high with two recent box offcie hits (The Dirty Picture and Kahaani) to her credit and another potential winner Ghanchakkar in the offing.
Image: Vidya Balan
Bipasha Basu is a total knockout at 33.
While she's currently shooting for Suparn Verma's Aatma, her Vikram Bhatt film Raaz 3 is ready for release, and looking quite good.
Image: Bipasha Basu
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
Another one of those rare actresses who made her Bollywood debut in her late 20s, Chitrangada Singh is 36 now and has a son with golfer husband Jyoti Randhawa.
She's obviously still got the moves -- just check out her item number in Akshay Kumar-starrer Joker.
Image: Chitrangada Singh in Joker
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 38, may be on mommy duty for now but the buzz about her life and career is very much alive, whether or not she decides to resume work in the near future.
She just has to make up her mind about a comeback, and get filmmakers to queue up outside her door.
Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Mallika Sherawat has hidden her age well, but has ridden into her 30s with a good assortment of movies.
We will soon see the dishy lady in Kismet Love Paisa Dilli, opposite Viveik Oberoi.
Image: Mallika Sherawat
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
After making waves as a fiery journalist in No One Killed Jessica, Rani Mukerji will be seen in a much awaited 2012 release -- Reema Kagti's Talaash costarring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
She will also be seen in Aiyaa opposite South Indian star Prithviraj.
With interesting projects like these, this 34-year-old actress is sure poised to be enjoying the limelight for quite some time.
Image: Rani Mukerji
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar