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Rani Mukerji (Laaga Chunari Mein Daag / Saawariya/ Mangal Pandey): Rani Mukerji played the role of a sex worker  in a couple of movies. In Pradeep Sarkar’s flick, 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’  Rani played a high profile escort  as Vibhavari Sahay  a small town girl who comes to Mumbai and turns to prostitution to help her family and sister’s education. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Saawariya’ Rani  had a special appearance as an escort. In Ketan Mehta’s  Mangal Pandey -The Rising she played a nautch girl who falls in love with  freedom fighter Mangal Pandey.

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.