It was not just in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai that Kajol was known for her tomboy looks in a film. Her performance in Dushman got her much appreciation for playing a double-role of inseparable twin sisters, flitting well between a tomboyish Sonia, and a shy and fragile, but mentally strong Naina. This film got Kajol an entry in the league of great performers, winning her appreciation and accolades. The film revolved around Naina, boiling with vengeance against the villainous Ashutosh Rana, who raped and killed her sister Sonia. The delicate Naina decided to take revenge at all costs, and alone, though she procured the help of a blind out-of-service army man, played by Sanjay Dutt. The director of the film sang praises about the actress’ conviction in her portrayals. Kajol brought a strong emotional core to the roles of the twins, and she made both the characters look different from each other, and yet, very believable and real.