Fans speak: Alia Bhatt beats Kangana Ranaut to be the Best Actress of 2017’s first quarter

Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt

Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt

As the first quarter of 2017 ended, we ran a series of polls about what we felt were the Best performance of the period, both male and female, best movie and best song. As for the Best Actress poll, we, unfortunately, had very limited choices of strong performances when compared to their male counterparts. But the five choices that we got for this category were really tough ones. So here they were – Alia Bhatt as the spunky small town girl with big ambitions in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Kangana Ranaut was chosen for her brilliant performance as Miss Julia in the period drama, Rangoon. Swara Bhaskar’s feisty act as the nautch girl with high morals in Anarkali of Aaraah deservingly got a spot in our list. Taapsee Pannu was one of the finest things in a sadly disappointing Naam Shabana, while Anushka Sharma’s spooky act in Phillauri was also great enough.

However, there can only be one winner and that one winner happens to be Alia Bhatt for her performance in Shashank Khaitan’s social romcom. She easily defeated her competitors by getting 50% of the votes, and shows how popular she is among our readers.

In the second position is Kangana Ranaut in Rangoon, a performance everyone liked in a movie that a very few liked. Kangana gets 37% of the votes. Interestingly, she was leading the poll when we were tracking it at the beginning, before Alia Bhatt surged ahead. Taapsee Pannu, Anushka Sharma and Swara Bhaskar made for the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively. Here are the poll results.


In the Best Actor poll, it was Hrithik Roshan who won the same for his performance in Raees beating Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. Well, congrats to all the winners!

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