After the trailer of Jai Gangaajal was released, Priyanka Chopra won a lot of praise for her portrayal of police officer Abha Mathur. Chopra has replaced Ajay Devgn in this sequel to the 2003 film, Gangaajal. The movie releases on March 4, and the actress underwent a lot of training and performed most of the stunts herself. In the past, many actresses have played a cop in the movies. Can’t remember most of them? Well, here are some: (While most of the actresses did a fab job, a few, of course left a lot to be desired)
Rani Mukerji in Mardaani
Rani won accolades for this film, which highlighted the issue of child trafficking. The actress delivered a riveting performance as a cop and it is considered to be one of her best works.
Sushmita Sen in Samay: When Time Strikes
Samay: When Time Strikes was one of the noteworthy roles in Sushmita Sen’s otherwise lackluster career. The film didn’t do well, but the actress was praised for her performance.
Shilpa Shetty in Dus
This 2005-release saw Shilpa Shetty play a tough cop alongside Sanjay Dutt. The movie didn’t really set the cash registers rolling, but its soundtrack was a huge hit.
Tabu in Drishyam
Tabu is one of the best actresses in Bollywood and she can pull off any role with great finesse. She has established that a few too many times. She did that once again in Drishyam, where she played a cop who has to solve the case of her missing son.
Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2
Bipasha’s role as a cop was way more glamorous than the rest. So, in Dhoom 2, you see the actress spend more time lazing around the beach in a bikini rather than going after the baddies. Ya, well!