Take Lavina Tandon in Jodha Akbar, Anita Hassanandani in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Qubool Hai's Amrapali Gupta and the new entry Chahat Khanna, Beintehaa's Dimple Jhangiani and Suchitra Pillai, Rangrasiya's Ankita Sharma, and female villains of tons of other TV serials- they're all very beautiful ladies. Some of them (don't kill me for this), even look better than the leads of these high TRP shows. So why then, are they given negative roles?
Of course, the talent for pulling off a role with shades of grey, is what got them the role. But it really kills to see such pretty faces on television being ruined by layers of hideous-looking makeup, and even worse, being typecast in the roles they play.
There are few female actors like Chahat Khanna, who have been playing villainous roles for a really long while, with some of them getting stuck with negative roles for a lifetime, before their big break.
What comes across as a surprise, is that actors who have been playing female villains on screen prove to be incredible at subtle, innocent, or even homely roles. If you do the math, you will be shocked to discover that television is filled with such stunning beauties playing vamps.
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