• Monday, October 03, 2022


When actresses wore the khakee, meet the female cops of Bollywood

By: Murtuza Nullwala

When we talk about cops in Bollywood movies, characters like Chulbul Pandey and Bajirao Singham come to our minds. Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn have played the roles of cops on the big screen really well and even other actors like Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, and others have worn the khakee. However, our female stars are also not behind. Today, we bring you the list of actresses that played cops on the big screen…

Dimple Kapadia – Zakhmi Aurat

When in the 80s there were hardly strong characters written for women in mainstream cinema, Dimple Kapadia starred in a movie titled Zakhmi Aurat. She played the role of a cop and nailed it. The movie was about how women took revenge from rapists by castrating them.

Madhuri Dixit – Khalnayak

Madhuri Dixit’s song Choli Ke Piche Kya Hai is one of the best elements of Khalnayak. But, well apart from just dancing and romancing Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri also wore a khakee in the film and played the cop part very well.

Rani Mukerji – Mardaani

Rani Mukerji played the role of a cop in Mardaani. Her character of Shivani Shivaji Roy was applauded by one and all. Now she is all set to reprise her role in the sequel of the film.

Priyanka Chopra – Jai Gangaajal

Priyanka Chopra’s last Bollywood film was Jai Gangaajal, a movie mostly everyone has forgotten. Though it wasn’t a great film, Priyanka’s cop act was appreciated.

Tabu – Drishyam

Tabu is one of the most talented actresses we have in Bollywood. She is just perfect in every role she does and her role of a cop in Drishyam was not an exception.

Kareena Kapoor Khan – Angrezi Medium

We are yet to see Kareena in a cop avatar on the silver screen, but our wait will be over soon. Bebo plays the role of a cop in Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium which also stars Irrfan Khan and Radhika Madan.

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