8 Bollywood Queens who Won our Hearts by Playing ‘Call Girl’ Role in Movies

8 Bollywood Queens who Won our Hearts by Playing ‘Call Girl’ Role in Movies

Bollywood actresses have time and again taken up the challenge of playing a prostitute in films. Essaying a sex worker is not very easy as a good deal of research is required to get into the skin of the character, to adapt the mannerisms. The role is bold, challenging and demands conviction on the actor’s behalf.

Check out 8 times actresses went portrayed sex worker for their roles and nailed the characters.

1- Tabu in Chandni Bar

Tabu won the Best Actress award for her role of a bar dancer in Madhur Bhandarkar’s critically acclaimed movie Chandni Bar. The movie played a vital role in highlighting the situation of bar dancers in Mumbai.

2- Madhuri Dixit in Devdas

As the courtesan Chandramukhi in Devdas, Madhuri Dixit made people fall for her. Not just her iconic dance movies, but her ‘adaa’ and sensuous expressions also ‘nailed’ the role.

3- Kareena Kapoor in Chameli

Kareena Kapoor proved her active prowess and got critically acclaimed for her role of prostitute in the movie Chameli. She also won an award for her role in Chameli.

4- Rani Mukherji in Laga Chunri Mein Daag

This brown eyed Bengali beauty played sex worker in the movie Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Though the movie didn’t work well, Rani Mukerji got praises for her acting.

5- Huma Qureshi in Badlapur

Huma Qureshi played a sex worker Jhilmil in Sriram Raghavan’s revenge drama Badlapur. However, her role in the movie was very small she did complete justice to her character and got nominations as a best support actress for several awards.

6- Kalki Koechlin in DevD

Kalki Koechlin played a modern Chandramukhi in her debut movie Dev D. She was interpreted as Chanda in Anurag Kashyap’s iteration of Devdas. Needless to say, the actress blew our minds away with her amazing acting skills.

7- Preity Zinta in Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

Preity Zinta played a bar dancer and a low key prostitute in Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. But her role in the movie was more highlighted as a surrogate mother.

8- Rekha in Umrao Jaan

She played role of a courtesan in Umrao Jaan and made the character more powerful with her personal touches.


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