Though many Bollywood actresses smoke in real life, only few of them own up to the vice. Sushmita Sen for instance, is seen smoking in public and candidly says that she will quit the habit. There were reports that Rani Mukherjee found it difficult to quit smoking, she would take a puff to get the pressure for her bowel movements. Kangana Ranaut is known to be a chain smoker, and says that it is a personal choice for anyone to quit. Konkona Sen Sharma revealed that she found it to tough to quit smoking when she was pregnant with her child. Manisha Koirala, once known to be a smoker, has quit it for good, following her health problem.
Deepika Padukone was seen smoking in a few films including Karthik Calling Karthik and Break ke Baad
Katrina Kaif was shown smoking in movies like Boom (her debut movie), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Nargis Fakhri played the no-nonsense reporter in Madras Cafe, who like her puff, when she is working on her computer.
Huma Qureshi,was seen smoking in Ded Ishqiya
Kangana Ranaut has always played the eccentric girl in many of her films. She was seen smoking in Fashion, a Madhur Bhandarkar movie.
Kareena Kapoor has been seen smoking in quite a few movies including Chameli and Heroine.
Parineeti Chopra was seen smoking in the movie ‘ Shudhh Desi Romance’
Vidya Balan not only looked smoking hot in Dirty Picture, she also puffed and delivered gut wrenching dialogues in the film.
Priyanka Chopra played the role of a model with mood swings, and her cigarette as a companion in Fashion.
Much in sync with real life, Bollywood movies show their female characters as smoking possibly to show a ‘liberal attitude’. There are debates about how an actress who is shown as smoking be equivalent to having a modern outlook. The actresses however, leave no stone unturned to ensure that they justify their characters, really well.