Maryam, Mallika, Sridevi: Meet The Nagins of Bollywood
Iranian-Swedish actress and model Maryam Zakaria, who was seen in Rowdy Rathore and Agent Vinod last year, is all set to don the Nagin garb for the upcoming Tusshar Kapoor starrer Bhajaathe Raho.
As the popular shape-shifting character returns on screen, here's looking at the nagins of Bollywood.
Image: Maryam Zakaria in Bhajathe Raho
Reena Roy in Nagin
Sporting the customary lenses and a femme fatale expression, Reena Roy plays the eponymous nagin in the 1976 fantasy-horror film, Nagin.
Set out to seek revenge for her lover's murder, the female serpent tries every trick to lure her enemies in a deathtrap.
Image: Reena Roy in Nagin
Sridevi in Nagina
Sridevi stars as the enticing Rajni in the 1986 blockbuster Nagina, who is revealed to be a shape-shifting snake set out to, you guessed it, seek revenge for her lover's murder.
She made a comeback in the film's sequel Nigahen three years later, but it didn't do as well at the box office.
Image: Sridevi in Nagina
Mallika Sherawat in Hisss
Mallika Sherawat scorches as the light-eyed serpent in Jennifer Chambers Lynch's 2010 film Hisss.
The only takeaway from the film remains Mallika Sherawat's sexy avatars.
Image: Mallika Sherawat in Hisss
Manisha Koirala in Jaani Dushman
Unknown to her character in this multistarrer disaster of 2002, Manisha Koirala's Divya is actually a serpent named Vasundhara's incarnation, who gets killed by a bunch of college friends.
All hell breaks loose when Vasundhara's enraged lover comes back to get the murderers.
Image: Manisha Koirala and Armaan Kohli in Jaani Dushman
Meenakshi Sheshadri in Naache Naag Gali Gali
The beautiful Meenakshi Seshadri starred in this obscure 1989 film in which she plays a serpent.
Image: Meenakshi Sheshadri in Naache Naag Gali Gali