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Tabu (Chandni Bar): Tabu played Mumtaz Ali Ansari, a bar dancer in the critically-acclaimed film ‘Chandni Bar’. In the film, her character is forced into prostitution to bring up her family after her husband’s death. Tabu bagged that year’s National award in the best actress category that year.

Actresses who portrayed nautch girls in Bollywood films

Vidya Balan will be seen reprising the role of a madam of a brothel in  Srijit Mukherji’s forthcoming movie Begum Jaan. This is one of the most talked about films of Vidya Balan. We take a look at actresses who played  prostitutes on screen.