Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been featuring sportspersons for long, and this year’s issue is marked for the inclusion of five famous ladies who have inspired the world with their talent and charisma — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, and Eugenie Bouchard. Biles, a winner of four Olympic Gold medals in Rio last year, has been featured along with her teammate Aly Raisman. The 19-year-old who wowed the world with her gravity-defying signature move on the floor — ‘The Biles’— was one of the most popular stars of the Rio Olympics, and is listed amongst the phenomenal gymnasts of all-time.
Shunning the spectacles had been an inevitable part of any story that had a cinderella moment where its average plain Jane character metamorphosizes into an irresistible damsel. Ugly Betty, princess Mia, all these fictional characters who had an astonishing makeover had to toss away their glasses in order unleash that powerful and sexy inner goddesses within. Pop culture of the past failed to see any harmony between brainy and sexy; calling someone a nerd, was akin to insult those days. Even superheroes like Superman and Spiderman preferred to hide their real selves behind awkward alter egos wearing nerdy glasses. With the passage of time and fashion’s shifting loyalties, what used to be ‘uncool’ started becoming cool; the next thing you know, geek chic got mainstream, capitalising on the favourable wind. Inclusiveness and plurality being the motto these days, words like sapiosexual — a neologistic word to define someone who is turned on by intelligence — has become voguish. For millennials who scorn binary, brains matter equally as brawn, and they love to channel their inner geek with flamboyance. The geek look ooze sex appeal as well, however counterintuitive that would seem to a conformist. In Bollywood as well, leading stars like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Katrina Kaif, etc., often rock their off-duty look in glasses. In the West, models Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski are often credited for popularising the minimalist style with a dash of nerdiness. Even Mia Khalifa, the popular adult actress, seldom parts with her glasses. Thanks to celebrities, #geekchic is one of the popular hashtags on Instagram these days. Check out some of the Bollywood movies that portrayed heroines in glasses. Don’t they look spec(s)tacular? (Image credit: Movie Talkies)
The film industry has brought to light some of the best talents and our Bollywood stars leave no stone unturned to entertain us. From jumping from heights to diving into the deepest seas and sitting through gruelling hours of makeup, they have been there and done it all. From Big B to Abhishek Bachchan, SRK and Katrina Kaif, here’s a look at 10 Bollywood A-listers who made to the Guinness world record.
What better way to ring in the festive mood than release a new movie! Well, this is precisely what our Bollywood directors swear by and as a result the year’s biggest releases are shelved for Diwali. The release of Baazigar and Bedardi marked the beginning of Diwali blockbuster clashes and the trend has not died ever since. 2016 is also set to witness some terrific clashes at the box office, with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay.
Bollywood might not be all that great when it comes to horror films. In fact, some of the scary movies have even turned out to be drastically comical. Well, that said, the film industry has also given us some horror films which have scared the day lights out of the audiences. From nail-biting to sitting at the edge of the seat and pop-corn spillers, we have witnessed some really scary horror movies in Bollywood.
White is the new red in Bollywood! There was a time when our divas were going hook, line and sinker about red dresses, lip shades and sarees. But it looks like times have changed! B-town women seem to swear by white sarees off late!
Bollywood directors always like to bring back some bits and pieces of the past, into the present. Be it through movie scenes, music or dialogues, there have been instances where Bollywood films have touched upon yesteryear films. The upcoming Karan Johar flick Ae Dil Hai Mushkil also falls under the same category. While Ranbir and Anushka have done full justice in recreating the Sridevi-Rishi magic, they are not the first to do so.
When Joel Cervantes happened to see an elderly man laboriously pushing his popsicle cart through the streets of Chicago, little could he have imagined of the impact the crossing of their paths would have on the latter’s life. Cervantes learned that the old man Fidencio Sanchez’s daughter had passed away recently, which forced him and his wife to start working again to support their two grandchildren, and also to take care of the bills. Cervantes not just bought popsicles worth $50, but took a photo of the old man and shared the same on Facebook, which garnered the attention of the people.
Bollywood stars spend most of their time inside their vanity vans and this gives them reason enough to furnish it as good as their own homes. Vanity vans are like second homes and our celebrities leave no stone unturned to furnish it to their fullest ability. From swanky furnitures to quirky walls and luxurious gadgets, some of our Bollywood stars have taken their vanity vans to a whole new level.
Hair loss is a common thing for all of us and being celebrities does not help in any way! Yes, some of our Bollywood stars have faced severe balding, to an extent that the difference became more than evident with time. However, that did not stop them from acting or steeping out in public. Wondering how?
Bollywood’s obsession with the West does not end with fashion or films. Our celebrities have gone a step further and married people from the other side of the world. India’s attraction to the West has reached a whole new level, with many celebrities opting to marry people of the foreign decent. With Preity Zinta recently tying the knot with Gene Goodenough, we bring to you a list of other divas who hooked up with foreigners, proving that love knows no boundaries!
Bollywood films and festivals go hand-in-hand. Just like biopics and period dramas, directors have also incorporated some important Indian festivals in films. Festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Diwali and Dusshera enhance the impact of a scene and the actors in it. Similarly, Eid is yet another festival which has been highlighted in many films. From song sequences to hero introduction and a lot more, Eid has played a major role in various sequences in Bollywood films.
If you thought celebrities have it all with silver spoons in their mouths, think again! Being stars and owning fancy bungalows and cars did not save them from financial troubles! Our Bollywood A-listers have suffered some terrible money woes and have also battled it out pretty well. From Big B to SRK and Preity Zinta, here’s a look at celebrities who battled bankruptcy!
Karan Johar has a special affinity for trench coats and we are double sure about this after seeing his leading ladies strutting around in classy trench coats. Well, from what began as a necessity, it looks like these coats have come a long way and have gone on to become fashion statements. With Aishwarya Rai sporting a chic trench coat in her upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, here’s a look at other divas who have been there and done that in the past! Image Credit: Movie Talkie
We are done raving about celebrities and their glamorous outfits. From desi anarkalis to elegant sarees and chic dresses, Bollywood has given us various fashion goals. While we never fail to make note of their outfit, jewellery and makeup, there is one little things which we most often forget or ignore. Yes, have you ever bothered to notice the little accessory hanging on their arm?
Bollywood’s dance queen Katrina Kaif’s dance numbers will simply blow you away! Her sizzling grooves and moves not only brings in immense luck for the film but also makes instant chartbusters. Be it a regular song or a sizzling item number, this leggy lass’ moves have the sex quotient to make any man’s heart best faster. Her latest sensational dance number Kala Chashma from Baar Baar Dheko, is proof enough that this Indo-Brit lady is a bombshell on the dance floor, that too with no formal dance training in her career.
Reshma Bano Qureshi was robbed off her happiness when her abusive brother-in-law threw acid on her face, as she was trying to protect her sister from his attack. Last year, Reshma uploaded a video on youtube, titled “How to get perfect red lips” — as part of a campaign for Make Love Not Scars — an NGO focused on rehabilitation of acid attack victims. The video became viral, and Reshma’s fight for justice gained momentum.
From hairstyles and trends to popular catch phrases and punch dialogues, Bollywood is everywhere in the society. One such trend which has been doing rounds off late are the polka dots. Our celebrities seem to have fallen for this yesteryear pattern and have incorporated it in their wardrobes and how! From pants to sarees, skirts, trousers and even accessories, Bollywood is flaunting polka dots with a fierce passion.
It’s not always that Bollywood celebrities are swamped with work. There are times these stars lay low too, with very little movies in their kitty.
Affectionately called ‘The man with a golden heart’, Salman has been a stepping stone to success for many celebrities. Here’s a look at 10 celebrities who should be eternally indebted to the Dabangg star.
Halle Berry looked flawless in that iconic bikini moment from the Bond flick, and now, 14 years later, the Academy Award winning actress has send mercury soaring once again by sharing a behind-the-scenes snapshot of her latest beach photo shoot on Instagram. Yes, 50 is the new 30 for Halle Berry!
It’s been 19 years since Princess Diana died of a tragic car crash in Paris. On the wee hours of the ill-fated day — Aug 31,1997 — the Mercedes carrying Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed crashed in an underpass, as they were pursued by the paparazzi . When a 20-year-old Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales, their wedding ceremony was watched by millions around the world, but little could have they imagined that the modern-day fairytale wouldn’t last long. Deemed a misfit, Diana was a free spirited woman, who refused to be confined to the walls of the palace.
Sonakshi Sinha is leaving no stone unturned to promote her action-packed flick Akira. The actress has upped her style quotient off late and has been making tremendous efforts to stay upfront in the fashion scene. Well, we must admit her efforts have borne fruit and the fashion police are mighty impressed with her. From it keeping it casual to dressing up like a boss and putting her sexy foot forward, the actress has experimented quite a bit during the film’s promotions.
Forbes has unveiled its annual list of the world’s highest-paid models, with Gisele Bundchen once again coming on top with $30.5 million in earnings. Kendall’s BFF, Gigi Hadid, is placed on the fifth position with $9 million in earnings. The list is an indicator on how social media followings can help the models land big contracts.
There have been many time our divas have scorched the ramp and set it ablaze too, but a few of them have to their credit one such experience, which they would cherish for life. Some of our daring ladies walked the ramp as expectant mothers and floored us completely. While celebrities never shy away from flaunting their baby bump in style, a few of them went a step further and took their bumps on the ramp. From Kareena Kapoor to Lara Dutta and Shweta Salve, here’s a look at women who walked the ramp while they were pregnant