On 18-Mar-2017 In Celebrities
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.
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.
Ravishing Kareena was first seen as a hooker in film 'Chameli' and then in Aamir Khan starrer 'Talaash'. Both her roles were appreciated.
Film 'Begum Jaan' will be released on April 14. Its trailer reveals Vidya as a brothel owner. Going by trailer, her performance looks promising.
Tabu played Mumtaz, a sex worker, and a bar dancer, in film 'Chandni Bar'. She won several awards for this role.
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.
'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.
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.
Neha Dhupia played a sex worker in `Julie'. However, the film flopped at box office.
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.