In 2011’s black comedy film ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ international star Priyanka Chopra played the lead role of an Anglo-Indian woman, Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes who kills all her six husbands. Sussanna was seen in burqa and a hijab when she marries her third husband Wasiullah Khan played by Irrfan Khan.
Actress Alia Bhatt played a role of sharp, ambitious and resilient Muslim girl in Zoya Akhtar’s 2019 directorial Gully Boy which features Ranveer Singh in the male lead role. In the movie, Alia managed to ace the perfect hijab looks over her casual kurta and jeans.
In Meghana Gulzar’s 2018 release ‘Raazi’, Alia Bhatt was seen playing a Kashmiri spy, Sehmat. She wore a burqa in quite many scenes in the movie which also stars Vicky Kaushal in the male lead.
The 2017 biopic Haseena Parkar is an elaborate courtroom drama, where Aapa Haseena, played by Shraddha Kapoor, defends her brother Dawood, played by her real-life bhai Siddhant Kapoor.
Deepika Padukone was seen in a burqa for one of the scenes in her debut film Om Shanti Om which starred Shah Rukh Khan in the male lead role.
Katrina Kaif and Imran Khan disguised themselves as a Muslim couple in Ali Abbas Zafar’s 2011 directorial Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Katrina effortlessly aced her burqa look on screen.
Konkona Sen Sharma
In Alankrita Shrivastava’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha, Konkona Sen Sharma essayed a burqa-clad house-wife Shireen Aslam. The film which was released in 2016 also featured Plabita Borthakur, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aahana Kumra in pivotal roles.