With Tamil-Telugu flick 'Eega' (Naan Ee) set to release in Hindi this Friday as 'Makkhi', we look at some Bollywood actors who got in touch with their wild side on screen. 'Eega' is the tale of a murdered man who returns as a fly, hungry for revenge...
Rahul Roy: Rahul Roy in 'Junoon' (1992) is undoubtedly the most famous human-animal act in Bollywood history. After being wounded by a cursed tiger, Rahul's character Vikram turns into the beast himself on full moon nights, putting his lady love Pooja Bhatt and his friends in mortal danger
Reena Roy: Rajkumar Kohli's movie 'Nagin' (1976) featured Reena Roy as a snake woman, seeking revenge for her lover's death after some hunters shoot him down. The movie boasted of a large star cast that included Feroz Khan, Jeetendra, Sunil Dutt and Kabir Bedi
Munish Kohli & Manisha Koirala: In 'Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani' (2002), Munish and Manisha play snakes whose slithering and simpering annoy an old sage, leading to Manisha's death and her rebirth centuries later. It was directed by Rajkumar Kohli who liberally borrowed themes from his own movie 'Nagin', but unlike its predecessor, it bombed at the box office
Sridevi: Sridevi too took up the role of a revenge hungry snake woman in the movie 'Nagina' (1986), that was such a hit that it even spawned a sequel 'Nigahen: Nagina Part II' (1989). The song 'Main Teri Dushman', where Sridevi dances to Amrish Puri's tunes, was also an extremely popular track from the film
Mallika Sherawat: The snake continues to be a popular choice for filmmakers even in this day and age and Mallika Sherawat was the most recent Bollywood actress to slip into the reptile's slithery skin again. In 'Hisss' (2010), snake woman Mallika attempts to save her lover from a dying man who captures her mate in order to steal her 'nagmani' and attain immortality