VOTE! Who's the hottest mujrawali in Bollywood?
Kareena Kapoor is the latest mujrawali in the movies, and she looks smokin' HOT! Let's see who else does.
Kareena Kapoor revives the classic mujra act with her red hot avatar in Agent Vinod, this year's highly anticipated film.
We've had a glimpse of the song and we can agree that things look promising.
Here's looking at newer crop of actresses who've tried their hands at it and what's more, you get to choose who's best of the lot!
Vote at the end of the slide show.
Image: Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Umrao Jaan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan seemed to be the perfect casting choice when J P Dutta took on the task of recreating the magic of Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan.
It was a treat to watch the ethereal beauty perform a mujra in the film even though the movie itself was tedious.
Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Umrao Jaan
Madhuri Dixit in Devdas
Bollywood's dancing queen was in top form when she performed on Dhai shyam rok lai as the resplendent courtesan Chandramukhi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's version of Devdas.
The green outfit and her elegant movements are etched in our memory.
Image: Madhuri Dixit in Devdas
Rani Mukerji in Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Rani Mukerji portrays the innocence of a girl pulled into the flesh trade at a young age with much aplomb in Aamir Khan-starrer period film Mangal Pandey: The Rising.
As a courtesan, her mujra in the film has her dressed in a pink outfit as she performs for her patrons but has eyes only for Mangal Pandey.
Image: Rani Mukerji in Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Sushmita Sen in Kisna
In yet another film about India's freedom struggle, Kisna had a mujra sequence filmed on the bewitching Sushmita Sen.
The statuesque beauty provides the much needed musical respite in the film.
Image: Sushmita Sen in Kisna
Kim Sharma and Soniya Jehan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story
The actresses add to the granduer of Shah Jahan's epic love story Taj Mahal, with sparkling outfits and a spirited musical performance.
With Jehan playing Mumtaz Mahal and Sharma playing Begum Ladli, the ladies are pitted against each other in the film as they vie for Shah Jahan's affection -- Begum in hopes of becoming the empress and Mumtaz out of pure love.
Image: Kim Sharma and Soniya Jehan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story
Tabu in Jeet
Although she's known to have two left feet, actress Tabu pulled off a mujra in the 1996 Sunny Deol-starrer Jeet.
Dressed in a golden outfit, the actress sings of unrequited love as the object of her affection walks in the mehfil.
Image: Tabu in Jeet
Mandakini in Ram Teri Ganga Maili
The fresh-faced Mandakini sings of her plight as she lands up at an affluent politician's home, stripped of clothes and dignity and forced to perform for the host's guests.
Image: Mandakini in Ram teri Ganga Maili
Rekha in Umrao Jaan
And now, for the ones that never go out of style.
Rekha's version of the legendary courtesan is still fresh in everybody's minds. The actress played the part with so much conviction and finesse, it's almost part of film folk lore.
It isn't called evergreen for nothing.
Image: Rekha in Umrao Jaan
Meena Kumari in Pakeezah
Lastly, it's one of the finest actresses in Hindi films.
Meena Kumari was immortalised by Kamal Amrohi as Lucknow courtesan Sahibjaan in 1972's Pakeezah.
The haunting melody of Chalte Chalte and the naturally meloncholic disposition of the actress make for one unforgettable visual treat.
Image: Meena Kumari in Pakeezah