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Maryam, Mallika, Sridevi: Meet The Nagins of Bollywood

Last updated on: April 11, 2013 15:06 IST

Maryam, Mallika, Sridevi: Meet The Nagins of Bollywood

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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


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Reena Roy in Nagin

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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


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Sridevi in Nagina

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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

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Mallika Sherawat in Hisss

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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


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Manisha Koirala in Jaani Dushman

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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


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Meenakshi Sheshadri in Naache Naag Gali Gali

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The beautiful Meenakshi Seshadri starred in this obscure 1989 film in which she plays a serpent.


Image: Meenakshi Sheshadri in Naache Naag Gali Gali


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Rekha in Sheshnag

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Rekha donned a serpent avatar in the 1990 film Sheshnaag.


Image: Movie poster of Sheshnag


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