The constantly evolving dynamics of Bollywood make it a tough place to survive. Especially with its never-ending demands and soaring expectations. In today’s glamour-driven industry, actresses are striving to get as slim as possible. The glamorous Kareena Kapoor sizzled in Tashan with her ‘size zero’ avatar, ushering in a fancy concept in Bollywood that many chose to follow in the coming years.
While these slim ladies may have had their share of success, others gave size zero a complete miss and still made it big! Dum Laga Ke Haisha’s Bhumi Pednekar is one such example. In fact, the debutante went on a calorie-rich diet to get into over-sized Sandhya’s character in the film.
We take a look at 5 such unconventional beauties.
1. Vidya Balan
The voluptuous actress who made her debut in 2005 with Parineeta came to Bollywood like a breath of fresh air. With her commendable acting skills, Vidya Balan made a strong statement in the industry and had little concerns with regards to her physical appearance. The woman loves her curves!
2. Sonakshi Sinha
She may have been at the center of all ‘forehead’ jokes, but the Dabangg girl had no qualms about herself as she ventured into Bollywood. With films like Rowdy Rathore, Lootera and Tevar, Sonakshi proved that ‘sexy’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘slim’. Bold, beautiful and curvaceous? Check, check and check!
3. Huma Qureshi
The Gangs Of Wasseypur actress sent out a loud and clear message when she featured on the cover of Femina a few months ago. The issue was well-received in public, especially by the female followers of Bollywood’s latest style icon. Huma’s weight has been the subject of criticism many a times, but the actress remains unaffected.
4. Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee stormed back into Bollywood with a powerful film like Mardaani in 2014. The national award-winner wasn’t the slimmest when she began her journey in Bollywood back in the ’90s. Yet, she remains one of the most successful actresses in the industry and has been defying stereotypes since her "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" days.
An accomplished actress in the film fraternity, Tabu was best known to play critically appreciated roles over box-office hits. She was one of the earliest examples of how actresses can revel in their natural self. Curvy, chubby and bold, Tabu still makes heads turn. Old is gold!
Bye bye size sero. Hello, curves!