01/7Kangana Ranaut to Alia Bhatt: Bollywood stars who went de-glam for their film roles
In the glitzy and glamorous world of show business, there have been a few Bollywood actresses who dared to ditch their picture-perfect appearances for rather de-glam ones on the big screen. Not only did they leave behind their high-fashion labels and makeup kits, but also impressed all with their stellar performances.
Here’s a list of actresses who boldly went de-glam for their roles.
Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut is all set to take her place in centre court for the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari sports flick ‘Panga’. For her role as a Kabaddi player, the actress ditched her glamorous avatar to take on one of a small-town wife and mother, with a dream to be a part of the Indian Kabaddi team. Come January 26, fans will get to see her bring another inspiring sports-themed story with heart life on the big screen.
03/7Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar
Keeping aside the ‘ageism’ debate their film ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ sprang up, Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar sure won fans over for their portrayal of small-town girls, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar who went on to become India’s two most famous shooter daadis. These two not only took the audience along on an inspiring journey to unravel the true story of these daadis but also did a commendable job stepping into the shoes of their characters.
Kiara Advani, who has quickly become one of the fashionistas of Bollywood, stunned fans and film lovers with her de-glam role in ‘Kabir Singh’. Although the film was mired in a lot of controversies, Kiara as Preethi, went through the entire film with just the slightest touches of makeup.
Janhvi Kapoor, who marked her Bollywood debut with ‘Dhadak’, proved that she could rock a glamorous and a starkly different de-glam role, all within the same film. The star’s transformation from an upper-class girl who runs off and marries a lower-class boy and struggles with the nitty-gritty of everyday life not only won her praise for her performance but helped her bag multiple film deals.
If there was an actress who underwent a shocking on-screen transformation, it would have to be Anushka Sharma in ‘Sui Dhaaga’. The actress’ role of a small-town artisan struggling to set up a business with her husband (played by Varun Dhawan), was all things commendable as it was memorable. Her role was even immortalized, thanks to the various memes that sprung up online.
Not only did Alia Bhatt shock with her small-town avatar in ‘Udta Punjab’, but her stellar act didn’t go unnoticed. The actress won appreciation from critics and fans and topped it off with a Filmfare Best Actress award.