You’ve seen actors set the screen on fire with their perfect hour-glass figures thanks to this product. While the first appearance of the humble bikini in Bollywood dates back all the way to 1958 where ‘Nutan’ chose to break stereotypes, it was ‘Sharmila Tagore’ [a.k.a. Saif Ali’s mom] in 1967 who wore a two piece that sort of set the trend.
From accentuating features to taking your mind of their acting skills, the contribution of the bikini in Bollywood is unimaginable. So much so that item girls and actors in lead roles have become nationwide sensations overnight. This product has helped their ‘bottomline’ as well by helping actresses to increase per movie shoot rates as they made us hold our breaths while we drooled over them.
From Shilpa Shetty & Aishwarya Rai Bacchan to Mughda Godse, Alia Bhat and Deepika Padukone; stepping into the bikini to boost your image seems to be the motto. Speaking of which, here’s our list of seven hot Bollywood bikini babes [in random order] who are simply sizzling!
Let’s start with Karenjit Kaur Vohra a.k.a. Sunny Leone - the ‘Laila’ and ‘Sone di Baby Doll’ who set the screen ablaze in her debut erotic thriller - Jism 2. While the movie had its share of hype and critics slammed her for her acting skills, this Penthouse Pet has managed to wow audiences across India and is now a ‘household’ name. If you get the drift! Did you know that prior to working in the porn industry; she first worked at a German bakery and later at a tax and retirement firm? She has also studied to be a nurse before her career in movies. Wow!
Make way people! ‘Bebo’ – now called Kareena Kapoor Khan is here! One of Bollywood’s highest paid actors and winner of six Filmfare awards, Kareena manage to get half of India’s modern women wishing they took to a treadmill thanks to her flaunting a size zero in ‘Tashan’. She is known to have contributed as a co-author to three books and is known to be outspoken and assertive. This is one lad who through her fashionable roles has set the trend for many to follow. Bebo main bebo!
Next up, Evelyn Lakshmi Sharma who began made her Bollywood debut in From Sydney with Love in 2012. [What movie was that right?] The next year, she did semi cameo roles in the blockbuster Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as someone who came across as legally blonde [not that we are saying she is one] who literally threw herself at the lead actor, as well as Nautanki Saala and Issaq, where for the first time, some of her acting skills began to show. That’s when Yaariyan came along. Did you know that besides acting in films, she is also known to have endorsed an Indian lingerie brand? Why not huh?
‘Come to a party in my city’ says Priyanka Chopra in her hit single. And trust us when we say that this might be one party you might not want to miss. After setting the screen on fire in ‘Dostana’ with her shining golden bikini, PC as she is popularly known at one time aspired to study engineering. Few people know that this beauty was also appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. We’ve got a friend in PC. Do you?
What do you when you want to shed your ‘girl next door’ image? Simple! Just shed a few clothes and put on a bikini. You get this formula right, and you have a future in Bollywood. That’s exactly what transformed our dear ‘Akira’ Anushka Sharma from the ‘girl you take to your mom’ into the ‘girlfriend you wish you had’! After asking us to ‘dekho magar pyaar se’ in ‘Mathroo Ki Bijli Ka Mandola’ we surely hope to see more and wish there is something for audiences in the film she is currently filming for i.e. ‘Bombay Velvet’ where she plays Rozie – a Jazz singer. Interesting!
Next on the list is Lara Dutta. Known for her sense of class and style, this beau lost weight and toned her body for her role in ‘Blue’. So what if the movie sank like the ocean it came from? Her role surely got noticed. She has quite a few hit films like ‘Housefull’ and ‘Partner’ to her credit and while she is currently shooting for ‘Chalo China’, after returning to work post pregnancy, we surely wish to see more of this yummy mummy!
Last but in no way the least is Bipasha Basu. With a ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’ mantra, this sensuous movie star is a heartthrob all the way. While 2013 has not been a great year for Bips, we sure hope that ‘Bang Bang’, her next movie which is a remake of Knight and Day and where she will be seen in a supporting role with Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan does wonders for her currently dimming career. Apart from films, Bips also has a fitness DVD accredited to her, where she talks on being strong, healthy, and loving one’s self. Passing on the wisdom we see.
While we’ve presented our line up, tell us more! Who would you rather see wearing a bikini?