Aarya 2 Trailer: Bollywood has had few treats for fans in the form of authoritative female figures. The role of mafia queens is them. From Seema Biswas to Vidya Balan, actresses have embraced the gray characters and have become fan favorites.
One of the actors, Sushmita Sen, who recently made his mark in the similar genre series Aarya, returns to viewers again with the second season of the series. The first season received high praise from viewers and to top it off, it was nominated for an Emmy this year. Aarya 2 released on November 25 and showed Sen’s character making a return to the chaos she left earlier. The single woman does everything possible to protest against her children against the mafia world, enemies at her throat. The show was produced by Ram Madhvani and will begin airing with new episodes starting November 27 on Disney + Hotstar.
Here are five actresses who have played mafia queens in Bollywood movies:
The veteran actor earlier famous for the role of the naive and charming Hansa in a popular TV show Khichdi Stunned audiences when she was seen holding the ropes in Ram Leela, a movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She embraced the role of the Matriarch again on another show called Cartel in 2021. Speaking of the characters, Pathak told media, “Speaking of her character, Supriya Pathak shares,“ I play the head of a Mafia family. for second time and wanted to play it differently. Rani Maai is very different from Dhankor, so I had to make sure it wasn’t repetitive. The walk, the position and everything was very different from my previous character.
In the 2017 film Begum Jaan, Balan played the lead role of a woman who runs a brothel and doesn’t get pushed around by any man. The story of the time of Partition shows her in a political struggle and still tries to keep her business going. His character has drawn the line and maintains his limits. She dies for her honors.
The upcoming film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi is going to have Alia Bhatt as the lead role of a Kamathipura brothel queen of yesteryear. The film is based on a book called Mafia Queens Of Bombay and will be released in 2022. This is the first time Bhatt will be seen in such a daring character.
Shraddha Kapoor played the role of Aapa, the underworld sister of don Dawood Ibrahim in the movie Haseena Parkar released in 2017. Kapoor underwent a massive transformation to be able to play the role. The film featured Shraddra’s journey from a 17-year-old to a 43-year-old. From weight gain to prosthetics and heavy makeup, the actress has worked hard for her on-screen avatar.
Seema Biswas was probably one of the first actresses to play the role of the woman in front of the camera who chose the life of crime. In the 1994 film Bandit Queen, she played the role of Phoolan Devi and even got recognition in the form of a National Award. The film retraced the course of Phoolan Devi ?? from her marriage to the atrocities she faced, ultimately her inclusion in a gang and her surrender to the police.
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