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Must Read: From Adah Sharma To Erica Fernandes; Bollywood Actresses Who Captivated Audiences With Their Horror Movie Performances

Must Read: From Adah Sharma To Erica Fernandes; Bollywood Actresses Who Captivated Audiences With Their Horror Movie Performances

Over the years, Bollywood has seen several talented actresses leave a lasting impression by portraying captivating horror characters on the silver screen. In this article, we will delve into the performances of some remarkable actresses

By Alisha Limbachia | Updated On: May 29, 2023 07:04 AM IST

Must Read: From Adah Sharma To Erica Fernandes; Bollywood Actresses Who Captivated Audiences With Their Horror Movie Performances
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Everyone enjoys seeing scary films. Even when someone is terrified, they continue to watch them from cover while keeping their hands over their eyes. There is a vast number of horror films that have been able to successfully give us the chills. The horror genre has been extremely popular in Bollywood for several decades now. These films only have an audience following them if they have amazing acting, wonderful music, and great storytelling. To portray their characters in horror films, some actors go through significant transformations. Here is a list of some Bollywood ladies that stood out in thrilling performances in horror films.

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Adah Sharma

All of this was made possible by Adah Sharma, whose remarkable performance in the movie ‘1920’ caused everyone's hair to stand on end. Unquestionably, it's one of her best recent performances.

Anushka Sharma

Undoubtedly, people will think back on Anushka Sharma's dynamic performance in Pari for a very long time. It's simple to see why she spent money on the image.It gave her a significant role, which she played to the fullest.

Bipasha Basu

‘Raaz’ is without a doubt one of the most well-liked horror flicks ever produced in Bollywood.The 2002 movie, which starred Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea in the key roles, became an instant smash and continues to draw large audiences on TV and OTT platforms.One of the movie's standout moments was Basu's captivating performance.

Erica Fernandes

Erica Fernandes, known for her notable television roles, made her mark in the horror genre with her stellar performance in the film ‘Darr The Mall’. Playing the character of Ahana, a security guard in a haunted mall, Fernandes skillfully portrayed the fear and vulnerability that her role demanded. Her expressive eyes and nuanced acting added depth to the character, making her presence in the film truly memorable. She was also a part of 'The Haunting' is a horror-thriller short movie. The movie, which also starred Gul Panag, Prakruti Mishra, and Erica Fernandes, appears to have permanently taken up residence in our minds.

Janhvi Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of the late legendary actress Sridevi, stepped into the world of horror with her debut film ‘Ghost Stories’. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, this anthology horror film showcased Kapoor's versatility as an actress. Her portrayal of a haunted woman dealing with supernatural elements demonstrated her ability to convey a sense of fear and despair, proving her mettle as an actress capable of tackling diverse genres. The actor also starred in ‘Roohi’ where she also played a girl who is possessed by a ghost. Janhvi definitely scared a lot of people with her acting.

Tia Bajpai

Tia Bajpai is no stranger to the horror genre, having made her debut in Bollywood with the spine-chilling film ‘Haunted - 3D’. Bajpai's performance in the film earned her critical acclaim and established her as a promising actress in the industry. Her portrayal of Meera, a young woman haunted by a vengeful spirit, was praised for its conviction and intensity, making her a standout in the world of horror cinema.

Sunny Leone

Known for her sizzling on-screen presence, Sunny Leone surprised audiences with her foray into horror movies. In ‘Ragini MMS 2’. Leone played the role of a Bollywood actress named Sunny, who finds herself in the midst of a terrifying haunted house. Despite being relatively new to acting, Leone brought a commendable performance to the table, seamlessly blending her sensuous charm with the demands of the horror genre.

Flora Saini

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Flora Saini's portrayal of the iconic character, Stree, in the film ‘Stree’ left an indelible mark on the audience's psyche. With her ethereal yet eerie presence, Saini brought a unique blend of mystique and horror to her character. Her ability to switch between the calm and sinister aspects of Stree showcased her talent as an actress capable of captivating viewers in the horror genre.


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