International Sex Workers Day is observed every year on June 2. This day honours sex workers and recognises their often exploited working conditions. People sometimes behave in an ill manner with sex workers and they resort to violence or despicable acts. This day teaches us to respect them.
On International Sex Workers Day 2021, here are a few actresses who've played the role of a sex worker in films:
1. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts played the role of a sex worker in the movie 'Pretty Woman.' The film's story centers on down-on-her-luck Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward played by Roberts , who is hired by Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman to be his escort for several business and social functions and their developing relationship over the course of her week-long stay with him.
2. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor played the title role 'Chameli', who is a street smart prostitute.
In the film, an investment banker's car breaks down in the red light district and he takes shelter near a bus stop, where he meets and later befriends a prostitute.
Kareena has also played the role of a sex-worker named Rosy in the movie 'Talash', which starred Aamir Khan.
3. Rani Mukherji:
Rani Mukherji, who is an incredibly versatile actress, has played the role of a sex-worker in films like 'Laga Chunari Mein Daag', 'Mangal Pandey' and 'Saawariya'.
Rani displayed grace while performing in these roles.
4. Shruti Haasan:
Shruti Haasan played the role of a sex-worker in the film 'D-Day'.
Her character was strong-willed as opposed to needy and naïve. Her portrayal received a lot of praises.
5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
Aishwarya starred in the remake of 'Umrao Jaan'.