2017 was a great year for Vamps and a few of them were so good, they made bad look good! Writing a vamp into a scene must inevitably be more fun than writing a goody-two-shoes heroine (for good reason!). Today, we're celebrating the female villains on tinsel town for all the drama they add to the screen.
Here's a list of the top six vamps on TV-
This one is a no-brainer! Jennifer Winget
gave 2017 a mastermind villainess who was so ruthless in her ways, she left even the most hardened evil characters of Indian TV look like school kids. Her portrayal of an obsessive lover was spot-on and she wore her role in the most flattering way. The web she weaved on Beyhadh
to entrap the object of her affection was intriguing to watch and the credit of the show's fan-following belongs to her. She made the audience believe in her madness and that is a step ahead in terms of negative characters on the small screen.
Ridhi Dogra Vashisth
being a seasoned actress makes for an amazing antagonist. She played Nisha Shukla with such a convincing air, it was difficult to see the art and the artist separately. Her character went about wearing the mask of an ideal bahu, pretending to have memory loss and manipulating even her closest family members. She easily makes it into the list of the top vamps of the year.
has an amazing team of sister-in-law and ex-lover who will do anything to break Abhi and Pragya apart. The vengeful duo Tanu (Leena Jumani
) and Aliya (Shikha Singh
) are not just hateful antagonists but also characters who know how to provide comic relief. They are the vamps who plot together, fail together and come back with cunning plans nonetheless. Watching them trying to tear their opponents' lives apart has been fun!
fan has loved to hate on Tia (Navina Bole
) and Sevtlana (Reyhna Malhotra). Introduced in heavy opposition to the Oberoi brothers as Nafratbaaaz, these characters were the reason the trio of brothers often fell into trouble. They perfectly fit the criteria with their stylish ensembles that blend right into the vamp archetype TV is known to create. We love how the actress who played Svetlana also joked about how nobody will never know her motive.
Tara makes it to the list purely because of her portrayal of a cold-blooded killer. Aalisha Panwar
does a great job as a criminal in Ishq Mein Marjawan
and although the show is fairly new, we thought this character is worth the mention. She is stylish, deceivingly cunning and sexy. What's even more impressive about this vamp is that she blends easily into the role of Arohi, her doppelganger.
Dayavanti from Naamkaran
Naamkaran offered TV a very convincing female villain in the form of Dayavanti. The part of elderly negative character was the last role veteran actress Reema Lagoo
played before her heart-breaking demise. Ragini Shah
took over from then on and the character continued to grace the screens. Brilliant performances coupled with a well written character sketch puts Dayavanti on the list of the top vamps on TV this year.
Who was your favourite vamp in 2017? Let us know in the comments below-