Portraying the character of a prostitute on reel life has never been an easy task for actresses. From Rekha, Aishwarya Rai to Kareena Kapoor and Huma Qureshi all have played the character of prostitutes on-screen quite well.
The ‘Dirty Picture’ actress Vidya Balan is the latest entry into the list of actresses, who has portrayed as on-screen tawaif in her forthcoming film ‘Begum Jaan’. This is for the first time, when Vidya will be performing this kind of role.
Ironically, the actress was even criticised heavily on her social media account by her followers. She was even called as badass for performing such role. But the actress took it as a compliment and said this is for the first time when someone has given her any such tag and she liked it very much.
The ‘Mardani’ actress had portrayed the character of a prostitute in the film ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’, for which the actress received much appreciation as well. Rani was even nominated in the best actress category award for this character in the Filmfare Awards.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who recently turned mom to little nawab Taimur, has also performed the character of a prostitute in the film ‘Chameli’. The actress was critically acclaimed for performing the foul-mothed prostitute in the film. Bebo, even showcased her acting prowess by playing a prostitute for another time in Aamir Khan film, Talaash.
Veteran actress Rekha very well switched from the character of a housewife to a prostitute in the film ‘Aastha’. She received much applause for her character in the film, which also starred Om Puri in it.
The versatile actress, who is known for playing brilliant mother in Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Haidar’, had also performed the character of a bar dancer in the film ‘Chandni Bar’.
In the film the actress was forced to take prostitution as her career for the sake of her family. Tabu even bagged many awards for this film as well.