Sending shivers down our spines, these women have delivered some of the most fierce performances as villains in films. And while there’s still some time for the global release of Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch, where she plays a smokin’ hot villain, here’s a list of some of the hottest Bollywood actresses whose performances (as the enraged and revengeful villains) have been nothing short of brilliant.
Priyanka Chopra – Aitraaz
Before Baywatch, Priyanka Chopra has given us a taste of pure evil in Aitraaz. In the film, she plays Akshay Kumar’s ex-girlfriend who married his boss and tries to seduce him. But when Akshay Kumar turns down her overtures, she accuses him of rape as a form of revenge while he sues her for sexual harassment. Like they say, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Urmila Matondkar in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya
Probably one of the most underrated actresses of Bollywood, Urmila Matondkar (who’s been RGV’s muse for a number of years) delivered one of her finest performance in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya where she plays Ria who falls in love with a photographer, played by Fardeen Khan, only to realize that he is already married. Unable to digest the fact, she becomes obsessive and slowly paves a path towards self-destruction. And her performance was nothing short of brilliant as a jealous, obsessive woman who turns stalker.
Konkona Sensharma in Ek Thi Daayan
She stole the show in Ek Thi Daayan who sent shivers down our spines as a witch disguised as a mysterious khadi-clad woman. A terrific performance by Konkona SenSharma.
Tabu in Maqbool
In this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Tabu was pure evil as the mistress of Abba Ji (Pankaj Kapoor) but who is secretly in love with Maqbool (Irrfan Khan). So, she hatches a plan and encourages Maqbool to kill Abba Ji in order to take over as don. Pure evil.
Juhi Chawla in Gulaab Gang
Juhi stole the show in Gulaab Gang who emerged far more striking as the scheming and manipulative politico head. Steering away from the usual girl-next-door characters she’s portrayed on-screen, Juhi Chawla brilliantly plays out the insecurities of a woman, determined to strike out everyone who’s a hindrance in the race to political glory.