Bollywood actresses who went undercover

New Delhi: If actresses like Bipasha Basu and Shamita Shetty gave powerful performances as police officers respectively in `Dhoom 2` and `Zeher`, female stars like Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif have managed to wow the audience with their on-screen role of spies.

Here’s a list of actresses who played women detectives in movies:

Vidya Balan: She has played strong roles in movies like `The Dirty Picture` and `Kahaani` in the past. But chose to be a detective for the first time in Dia Mirza’s co-production `Bobby Jasoos`. She donned various looks in her latest film and also played with her appearance while promoting the comedy.

Katrina Kaif: In the Salman Khan-starrer `Ek Tha Tiger`, she is first shown as a dance teacher. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that she is actually a spy from Pakistan who falls in love with Indian spy, essayed by Salman.

Ameesha Patel: She didn’t get to kick, but she played her part of a personal secretary to a private detective (Anil Kapoor) in `Race 2` well. The gold medallist in economics had said back in 2013 that it was tough for her to play the role as it was a comic role and that a “dumb character is always tough”.

Ava Mukherji: The actress with salt and pepper hair chose to step into shoes of a detective in 2009 for the film titled `Detective Naani`. In the film, Ava acts as an independent and fun old woman who tries to crack case of a missing girl.

Anushka Sharma: The actress, who will turn a producer with her upcoming film `NH10`, will also try her hand at spying on the big screen for the first time. She was mostly seen playing livewire characters in films like `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` and “Band Baaja Baaraat”.

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