To us, Sharmila Tagore will always be boldness personified. She brought about a new era in Hindi cinema when she donned a blue swimsuit in An Evening In Paris back in 1967. Looking as glamorous as ever, Tagore received a roaring response for her explosive avatar – the men drooled and women envied her perfect 10 body. Talk about being a trendsetter!
When we’re talking about bold girls of Hindi cinema, how can we forget the sensational Dimple Kapadia? In 1973, she set the screen on fire when she walked out of a swimming pool in an orange bikini in Bobby. Considered one of the hottest scenes in Bollywood even today, Dimple will always be one of the boldest Bollywood girls.
If Bollywood knows what sexy is, it is because of Zeenat Aman. From doing bold scenes to sporting daring ensembles, Zeenat did it all with utmost élan. So it wasn’t a surprise when she chose to sport a bikini in Qurbani, which released in the 1980s. Needless to say, that and other super daring on-screen decisions instantly catapulted her to a sex symbol.
Who would’ve thought that Bollywood’s quintessential sweet girl could do perfect justice to sporting a bikini in a film? Forget the frightened girl from Darr, Juhi Chawla turned out to be quite the game changer when flaunted a black swimsuit in the romantic comedy, Deewana Mastana in 1997 and stunned everyone with her hot image on screen. Surprise!
Bipasha Basu is one of the sexiest actresses we have – no two ways about that. Oozing sensuality, Bips was in perfect shape when she wore a red bikini in Dhoom 2. And why wouldn’t she be? The girl had spent hours working on her body to look that hot. Kudos for pulling it off, girl.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
It was Kareena Kapoor Khan who introduced us to the concept of size zero. After all, the girl decided to sport a bikini in the 2008 release, Tashan and left no stone unturned in getting into shape for the role. Audiences thronged theatres just to see the shot of her wearing that iconic lime green bikini and even though the film didn’t do well at the box-office, Bebo benefitted hugely from the film.
Priyanka Chopra always oozes confidence on screen. That was the case even when she sported a sizzling golden monokini in Dostana in the year, 2008. And boy did she have us going gaga over her or what! We wanted that body, we wanted that confidence and we wanted that monokini. Oh PeeCee, what a star you are!
Cocktail, which saw a 2012 release, was about Deepika Padukone’s transformation as an actress. Not only did she silence her critics with those acting chops but that scene of her lying on the beach wearing a red bikini will always be an unforgettable one. What a stunner, that girl!