MUMTAZ IN BRAHMACHARI:
You must have wondered where you've seen that cute sari Priyanka Chopra has worn in the "Uff" song from Teri Meri Kahani? Nothing however comes close to the aura of Mumtaz in the original. With that button cute orange sari draped around her petite figure Mumtaz epitomizes the grace that became actresses of that era.
MADHUBALA IN MUGHAL-E-AZAM:
The yardstick of Indian beauty to this day,Madhubala's made the "anarkali" a fashion staple for Indian women across ages.Swaying & blushing to the evergreen "Jab Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya" Madhubala's beauty & radiance makes the heavily embroidered anarkali seem even prettier. Like Audrey Hepburn made the LBD popular for all women around the world,no other Bollywood clothing has quite an impact as THE ANARKALI.
RAJ KAPOOR IN SHREE 420:
The Indian Showman, Raj Kapoor's moth eaten hat & jacket with that stick is a stark contrast to some of the Bollywood clothings on this list. Probably it's that Chaplinesque look,maybe the simplicity of the jacket,or maybe because Raj Kapoor is Raj Kapoor the image still remains fresh.
SADHANA IN WAQT:
Setting the standards for the future Yash Raj heroines,Sadhana's tight fitting churidaars were just as big a rage as her Audrey Hepburn inspired fringe cut. Usually just a white churidaar might look bland,but on Sadhana it's dazzling.
HELEN IN TEESRI MANZIL:
"Oh Haseena Zulfon Wali" remains as popular as it was when it came out decades ago. Bollywood's golden girl,all of Helen's costumes were a spectacle. Helen's flamboyant personality wrapped with that red Spanish flamenco dress is an image that refuses too fade away into black.Or red.
SHARMILA TAGORE IN AN EVENING IN PARIS:
Four decades have gone by & almost every top actress has now made her bikini appearance(including Tagore's soon to be bahu-Kareena)but Sharmila Tagore's famous appearance in the two piece remains the most significant & memorable of all. It's not just the hotness quotient but it's that sultry sexiness+sweet innocence+stunning face of Tagore's face that makes the bikini stand out.
AMITABH BACHCHAN IN YAARANA:
The name Amitabh Bachchan just conjures up so many images. Is it that thundering baritone,that distinct humility & humbleness,that manly,handsome face,that height,that megastar status or those unparalleled acting chops. All of these ingredients mix together to provide one smashing Big B appearance in a light suit. Innovative & dazzling Big B's suit brings light into your life.
ZEENAT AMAN IN SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM:
The hottest bombshell in Bollywood history,Zeenie baby is a heavenly vision as an apsara. That gorgeous white embroidered dress is cherished to this day & deserves every bit of the credit & more.
SRIDEVI IN MR.INDIA:
Plain blue chiffon sari=borinnggg.......But Plain blue chiffon sar+Sridevi=molten lava hotness!!!!!!!!!The queen bee of the 80s the one thing from Mr.India that remains etched in our mind other than Mogambo is the blue chiffon sari.And Sridevi.Sigh...No other actress has the ability to look so erotic while being covered from head to toe.
REKHA IN UMRAO JAAN:
Called Hindi Cinema's Greta Garbo by many it's this mystic & ethereal quality of Rekha that makes her already stunning beauty look mind blowing. The often preferred "mujra look" from Umrao Jaan has been replicated by several actresses.
MADHURI DIXIT IN HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN!:
Yes THE DIVA HERSELF! In a purple coloured embroidered sari nevertheless. A la dixit's purple sari became as big a rage in wedding circles as the film itself. Out of a career of so many memorable appearances,this appearance of Madhuri remains etched as a reminder of her evergreen appeal. Didi agar behena aise dikhegi tho dewar pagla hi jayenga na???
DIMPLE KAPADIA IN BOBBY:
Recently donned by Prachi Desai as a homage,Dimple Kapadia's polka dotted top with that sexy skirt makes up for one helluva saucy retro appearance. The dress also became a huge rage among wide eyed teenage gals of the 70s.
URMILA MATONDKAR IN RANGEELA:
Until this came all the actresses preferred either saris or badly designed skirts & garish 80s costumes. After this storm,everything went chic & the rest is history. Urmila Matondkar in these hot Manish Malhotra tops & skirt became every man's desire & every girl's envy.
MANDAKINI IN RAM TERI GANGA MAILLI:
Mandakini hasn't managed to stay in the limelight after the 80s. This picture of her under a fountain in a transparent white sari however makes sure that we remember her all right. Crude,vulgar,distasteful it might be,but it's iconic to the capital T.
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN IN BUNTY AUR BABLI:
Though she wasn't the lead actress in this fun Yash Raj film,Ash along with her pa-in-law & hubby dearest makes up the most iconic image of the new millenium. Completely stealing the show as she always does Ash lets down her hair & her guarded glamour to come up with a saucy,sexy yet quintessential Indian look. Watching the most beautiful woman in the world in a red choli is a dream for any man!
KAREENA KAPOOR IN JAB WE MET:
Aside from her remarkable performance as the talkative Geet Kareena also made long t-shirts with baggy kurtas a popular night & day wear for young Indian girls. Talk,talk,talk,even the awesome dress seemed to talk through the screen.
SLAMAN KHAN IN DABANGG:
Sallu Bhai's flying shirt is the most talented piece of garment in the whole list. That along with those shades,trim moustache,flamboyant swagger makes it a totally kickass appearance!
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