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Bollywood’s ‘star wives’ more than just pretty faces

Bollywood’s new ‘first ladies’ are breaking with the meek wife role with ventures that are making them stars in their own right

By Ammu Kannampilly  /  AFP, NEW DELHI

Being married to one of India’s most famous men helps to keep Roshan and her business ventures in the spotlight, as she readily acknowledges.

“It’s a huge bonus, no question, but my idea of success really isn’t about being married to a movie star,” she said. “I think it’s very important for any woman — especially in India — to aspire to be independent, to be your own person and speak up for yourself. Women today aspire to do much more than just look good.”

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