From Priyanka Chopra to Juhi Chawla, here are Bollywood's leading ladies who pulled of negative roles with grace
The Indian cinema has evolved immensely over the last few decades. From having women act for supporting roles to women being the sole drivers of a super hit film, the audience has seen it all. From playing the role of mothers, wives, and sisters in the background, women have established themselves as equally skilled actors capable of performing any and every role as the film demands. We now see women as gentle doctors, focused police officers, crooked politicians, ambitious businesswomen and much more but most of all we see the delicate dolls of yesterday turn into fierce heroines of today that the audiences are always eager and thrilled to watch.
Here is a list of 5 films that not only saw women taking the lead but also rocking their roles with a twist of the devil:
- PRIYANKA CHOPRA, AITRAAZ
Piggy Chops has never failed to woo her audience with the wide range of roles that she has performed so far but an unforgettable one was that of Soniya Roy in Aitraaz. She played the role of a seductive, manipulative vamp who abuses her position of a boss only to bring havoc into the life of her ex-lover turned colleague.
- BIPASHA BASU, RAAZ 3
Bips has rolled out a couple of well-performed negative roles from under her sleeve but her jaw-dropping performance in Raaz 3 took the audience by surprise. Shanaya was a fading superstar who was willing to go to any extent to plot revenge for taking down a young debutant who replaced her. As they say, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
- JUHI CHAWLA, GULAAB GANG
Juhi Chawla is an actor who the audience has always perceived as the-girl-next-door but she turned the tables with her remarkable performance in Gulaab Gang as Sumitra Devi. The character seemed far more striking, attributed to Juhi’s scheming, cunning and manipulative portrayal of a crooked politician in a brilliantly convincing manner.
- SUPRIYA PATHAK, RAM LEELA
Steering away from the famously known image of Hansa Parekh in Khichdi, Supriya played the role of Baa in Ram Leela. She gave us one of the most devious and crafty mothers playing the role of a powerful & dominant head of the family. She ensures that her word is the final word in every decision-making situation. She is even seen chopping her own daughter’s finger in order to get everything her way….pretty scary!
- NUSRAT BHARUCHA, SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY
Nushrat plays the role of Sweety - a new age bold, assertive, independent woman who speaks her mind and gets what she wants. She is smart, attractive, and super sly and does everything in her power to ensure that her and Titu’s love cum arranged marriage comes to life. She fights Sonu, tooth, and nail in order to ensure her plan works either by hook or crook.
World Television Premiere of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety on Sunday, 10th June, 8 pm only on Sony MAX