Delhi Crime to Don, when Bollywood actresses portrayed powerful women in khaki
Bollywood seems to have a soft spot for crime thrillers. Although most of the crime thrillers to come out of the industry featured male leads, filmmakers these days have started to weave more stories in the genre with complex female protagonists as well. Delhi Crime is definitely a stellar example of the same. As the show is gearing up for its second season, here’s a look back at some actresses who have played the part of a female cop in their films and shows. From Dhoom 2 to Aranyak, here is a list of all those fabulous performances by Bollywood divas
Last Updated: 10.33 AM, Aug 09, 2022
Shefali Shah in Delhi Crime
Shefali Shah plays the part of DCP Vartika Chaturvika in the Netflix Original drama series, Delhi Crime series. The series is based on crimes that happen in Delhi and Shefali plays the police officer who is trying her best to fight against it. She is rebellious, courageous, and daring in her performance. She displays emotions with her eyes like no other and suits the part perfectly. The film gained much praise from the audience and also became the first Indian web series to win an International Emmy Award. The show will release on August 26 on Netflix, do check it out to witness spectacular performances and interesting plotlines.
Tabu in Drishyam
The 2015 film features Ajay Devgn and Tabu in lead roles. While Ajay plays the role of a middle-class man, Tabu is the head of the police force, who is in search of her lost son. Tabu's work was much appreciated as she played the part with utmost conviction. She is fearless, cruel, and daring. The film is a must-watch for all cinephiles and it is currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar. The sequel for the film is currently being developed.
Rani Mukerji in Mardaani
Rani Mukerji was seen playing the role of a cop for the first time in Mardaani. The 2014 Pradeep Sarkar-directed film features Rani in the lead role, as a cop who is trying to solve the mystery behind human trafficking in her city. The actress is flawless in her performance and her action sequences are a must-watch. The film was considered one of Rani's best performances and the movie also received a positive response from the audience due to the interesting plotline of the film and Rani's never before seen avatar. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Priyanka Chopra in the Don series
Priyanka was one of the first actresses to play the part of a female cop on screen in the Don series. The crime thriller drama features Shah Rukh Khan as an international gangster who is being chased by international police forces, Priyanka is one of them. The actress's physique and body language suit the part perfectly. It has a sequel too in which Priyanka again reprises her role as the lead cop. The series is a mega blockbuster and has become a cult classic for all Indian cinema enthusiasts. It is currently streaming on Zee5.
Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2
Bipasha Basu featured as a police officer in Aditya Chopra directed 2006 action thriller, Dhoom 2. The film features Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles while Uday Chopra and Bipasha Basu were part of the supporting cast. Bipasha plays the part of Monali Bose who helps ACP Jai Dixit, played by Abhishek Bachchan to catch Aryan Singh, international criminal played by Hrithik Roshan. Bipasha Basu suits the part and her performance seems to be completely flawless. You can watch this film now on Amazon Prime Video.
Raveena Tandon in Aranyak
Raveena Tandon made her comeback into acting with the 2021 Netflix web series Aranyak. She plays the part of SHO Kasturi Dogra. The show is about Kasturi trying to solve one of the biggest cases of her life which involves a murder mystery. She has to manage love, life and politics in her journey while trying to solve the missing case. The crime drama series is a must watch to witness Raveena in her never seen before attire and for the interesting plotline of the series. It is currently streaming on Netflix.
Last Updated: 10.33 AM, Aug 09, 2022
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