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'Begum Jaans' In Bollywood: 10 B-town Actresses Who Played Whores

The release of Indian film Begum Jaan's trailer, where Vidya Balan plays the brothel owner, reminds moviegoers that it is not the first time that a top Bollywood actress has essayed the role of a whore.Other actresses played similar roles in last 20 years. Have a look.

1. Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji has played hooker thrice on the screen. First in the movie 'Saawariya' then in 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman' and third in 'Mangal Pandey: The Rising'. Her role in 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag' is considered as one of her best performances.

2. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Ravishing Kareena was first seen as a hooker in film 'Chameli' and then in Aamir Khan starrer 'Talaash'. Both her roles were appreciated. 

3. Vidya Balan

Film 'Begum Jaan' will be released on April 14. Its trailer reveals Vidya as a brothel owner. Going by trailer, her performance looks promising.

4. Tabu

Tabu played Mumtaz, a sex worker, and a bar dancer, in film 'Chandni Bar'. She won several awards for this role.

5.  Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin played role of high-paid escort in the movie 'Dev D'. Her role projected life of a woman who becomes a sex worker to fulfil her needs.

6. Preity Zinta 

'Chori Chori Chupke Chupke' was Preity Zinta's first film where she played role of a sex worker. She played a surrogate mother in the same movie and won an award.

7. Manisha Koirala 

The movie 'Market' projected Manisha Koirala as a hooker. In the movie, her husband sells her off for a good sum. Despite Manisha's commendable performance, the film went unnoticed due to lack of promotion.

8. Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia played a sex worker in `Julie'. However, the film flopped at box office.  

9. Kangana Ranaut

The film 'Rajjo' portrayed Kangana Ranaut as a hooker who lives in Mumbai's red-light area. Kangana looked beautiful but the movie failed to attract audience.