Check out how Priyanka Chopra was able to grab the audiences' attention with her grey character Anna Marie in 7 Khoon Maaf.
There is always a uniqueness about female villains. Females are usually depicted as being compassionate and caring, whereas villains have a completely opposite definition of this. Villains are the catalysts of the story who make it more interesting. Priyanka Chopra's Anna Marie Johannes from 7 Khoon Maaf is one complex female villain character that got people hooked to the story.
Anna Marie, a female antagonist who falls in love 7 times with 7 of her prey. Finding love is difficult, but according to her, trying a few times may never hurt. She belongs to a rich family with loyal caretakers who prove their loyalty for her time and again. She is artistic, beautiful, strong, and never short of affection. Her persona makes every man fall for her but to her disappointment, no man manages to prove their love. In the quest to find that textbook kind of love she loses all of her husbands. Mushrooms, guns or even poisonous snakes, the methods of killing them differ but her motive behind each remains the same, lack of love and empathy that she believes she deserves. And while her ill-fated husbands fall into their grave, Anna stood strong while keeping her hope for love alive in her heart.
Priyanka Chopra is an actress who has been able to make it big internationally. She began her career in the Indian cinema industry and went on to become a global name. Talking of her views and opinions openly to the people and sharing her ideas, Priyanka has proved time and again that she is a boss. Over the course of her career, she has played a number of interesting characters and Anna Marie is definitely one of them. Although she played a villain in her 2004 film Aitraaz as the wicked and seductress character, her role as Anna gave us a different grey character through different ages.
The movie is an adaptation of the famous Ruskin Bond book Susanna's Seven Husbands. The author has also done a cameo in the movie as a priest. Another interesting fact about the film is that, South Indian star Mohanlal was approached for a lead role in the film by the director Vishal Bhardwaj. But the actor turned down the role. For the role where Priyanka plays a 65-years-old lady, the makeup team looked at her grandmother's pictures to make her look as close to her as possible.
Here are some iconic dialogues by Anna Marie:
"Yahan ke naukar, maaliko se zyada wafaadar hai"
"Duniya ki har biwi ne kabhi na kabhi toh yeh zaroor soocha hoga ... ki main hamesha hamesha ke liye apne pati se chutkara kaise paon"
"Jisse tairna aata hota ho ... usse doobkar atmahatya karne ki koshish nahi karni chahiye"
"Shaadi se bada hadsa hua nahi hai aaj tak insaan ke saath"
"Meri zindagi toh zameen ki hi thi ... par main aasmano mein udh rahi thi"