Bollywood actresses have been criticized for not experimenting enough with their roles. The problem lies in the storyline as very few storytellers want to experiment.
Lately, there has been a shift in cinema and more filmmakers are coming up with unique stories. It gives a chance to actors to prove their versatility.
One thing that we want more from Bollywood actresses to see them in negative roles. Here are few actresses that we want to see in grey portrayal.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena has essayed a variety of roles since her debut with Refugee (2000). Early in her career, she took the risk of playing few negative roles. In movies like Fida (2004), Bewafa (2005) and Tashan (2008) she stunned the audience with her portrayal of negative role.
We would like the actor in a more edgy character. Given her sassy personality, she will nail a negative character for sure.
Over the years, through a substantial body of work, Vidya Balan has proved her she is not just any other actress in Bollywood. She will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of women-centric cinema in modern Bollywood.
In Ishqiya (2010), Vidya Balan essayed a negative role and outshined seasoned artists like Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. Even her portrayal of ‘Manjulika’ in Priyadarshan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) was terrifying the audience.
Being the artist Vidya is, she would make one of the most evil female villains in Bollywood.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Though Priyanka Chopra Jonas has her fair share of negative roles already, we want more.
The actress has played negative characters in her films Aitraaz (2004) and 7 Khoon Maaf (2011). Her femme fatale avatar in 7 Khoon Maaf sent shivers down the spine of the audience.
Priyanka will shine through her portrayal of villain actress in Bollywood.
Kajol has ruled our hearts through her portrayal of the quintessential girlfriend/wife/ lover in Bollywood.
Her portrayal of Isha in the film Gupt (1997) is one of her iconic characters. She played the obsessive murderous character of Isha in the film.
She is a great actress and will look fabulous in a negative role.
The queen of hearts has played many characters that have negative shades. In movies like Love Aaj Kal (2009), Cocktail (2012) and Ram-Leela (2013) she has taken up the risk of playing challenging characters.
We would like to see the actress in an outright dark character. From her grand portrayal of Padmavati in Padmaavat (2018) to the role of a villain, her transformation of becoming the hottest female villain in Bollywood is going to be spectacular.
Lately, Kangana Ranaut has been in news for her burning tweets rather than her film performance. Kangana played a negative role for her character in the film Krrish 3 (2013).
Her spicy personality makes us want to see her in a negative role even more. Her sassy attitude will put many Bollywood villains to shame.
The actor has essayed the negative role in Telugu films. In the male-dominated Bollywood industry, Taapsee Pannu has made a name for herself through her choice of films. She has taken up roles that question patriarchy.
Tapsee was noticed for her strong independent role in the film Pink (2016). She went on to break the notion with a series of films like Manmarziyaan (2018) and Thappad (2020).
We would love to see this rebellious in-your-face actress in a full-blown negative character.
Female villains in Bollywood have often outperformed the leading actor. These actresses will definitely leave us in awe with their brilliant and thrilling acting as a villain in the movies.