My today’s fortune on orkut read, “Change is the law of life”. So let us see which of the Bollywood stars made waves by changing, i.e with makeovers :P.
The first person that comes to my mind when I hear the word “makeover” is Aamir Khan. He is the master of makeovers.
Aamir Khan has always been in the news for being the perfectionist, for taking his roles very seriously and changing his look in accordance with the characters he portrays.
From the sweet boy-next-door of movies like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, and Raja Hindustani, he became the cute, naughty boy with that weird triangle of a “beard” in Dil Chahta Hai.
Then he became the formidable Mangal Pandey complete with long hair and handle-bar moustache (although I think that was fake, the moustache).
He also tried a (somewhat) poetic look in Fanaa, with slightly long, wavy hair, a scarf and weird colourful shirts.
Then came Rang De Basanti, where he tried the DJ look (I don’t know what the hairstyle is called!) for his student role in his Masti Ki Paathshala (Hate the song!). He had his hair in slight curls falling over his forehead and ears (made me so uncomfortable that I kept pushing my hair back!).
Then he became the ultra-hip arts teacher (with that weird hairstyle) inTaare Zameen Par (which was such a sweet movie. Was sobbing throughout. Pity I hadn’t taken any tissues. I had carried only a single handkerchief, which was dripping by the end of the first hour itself).
And now he scared everyone off him with his six packs, overtly-bulging chest and shaved head Ghajini look (although the sane look from the same movie was very good).
Oh and not to mention the various avatars he has adorned in the numerous advertisements, some of them women.
Let’s see what else he has in store for us.
Preita Zinta stole many hearts with her cute, chubby, and dimpled smile in movies like Kya Kehna and Soldier. However, it looks like she wasn’t happy being just cute and with a little bit of “gym-ming”, diet and a handful of cosmetic surgeries (I think she got a nose job done, something to her under-eyes and lips. I’m not sure though.) she turned herself from cute chubby into svelte and sexy.
Her most remembered and appreciated looks (by me at least) are the chubby, curly-haired look of Dil Chahta Hai, the Sadhana hair-cut look from the movie Armaan, in which she had a negative role, her tangled short hair in a “boy-cut” for her news reporter role in Lakshya, for the first half of which she sported long unruly curls, and the modern, sexy woman with dark eyes and wavy hair in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.
He stole many female hearts with his long hair, great physique and steamy act in his debut movie, Jism. Local barbers offered the John Abraham haircut, which youngsters imitated happily (to disastrous effects, mostly). And once they had long hair like John’s, the younsters refused to wear helmets. Why? Because they liked their hair flying backwards while they sped on their sports bikes (you know that impresses them gals!).
Then he sprang up a surprise by having his hair cut short. Probably for the advertisement of Clinic All Clear wherein he proclaims thet one needs guts to have one’s hair cut short (or something like that. I’m bad at translating stuff!). He still sports short hair and looks as hot as ever, if not hotter. This is evident from the fact that everyone liked Dostana, in which he stripped down to really tiny swimming trunks, among many other crazy acts.
How can we forget Bips when we are talking of her beau John!? She started with long wavy hair in the movie Ajnabee. Then came the movie Raaz, followed by Jism. After that there was no looking back for this dusky Bengali beauty. Following Jism, Bipasha Basu became Bollywood’s sexy siren at a time when, in Bollywood, “sexy” was not really appreciated.
She tried to de-galmourise herself in Prakash Jha’s movie Apaharan. However the movie did not do very well (like most Prakash Jha movies) and she reverted to being her sultry self.
Now she too has got her hair cut short, up to her shoulders. With this she has added a dash of cuteness to her image, making everyone love her even more.
He is another one who can be called The Master of Makeovers 2.
There was the sweet and handsome boy-next-door in his debut Biwi Ho To Aisi. He continued with this look for the successful part of his career (I mean his movies are no longer that successful these days, are they? Given his recent flops like God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes and Yuvvraaj).
Then suddenly in the middle of his career he went bald! yes, completely bald. There was not an inch of hair left on his bald pate.
But he soon grew the hair back (a bit too quickly, in my opinion) and this time his hair was longer and partitioned in the middle to give him the awaara look. You guessed it right. This look is popularly called the Tere Naam look, which is still imitated (again to bad effect) by many youngsters.
Then he reverted to his old look, albeit with a little less hair (due to age. It catches up quite fast!).
And now he is coming back with even longer hair, in his most gruesome look, in the movie Veer. Incidentally, Salman himself has penned the script of Veer.
She has been quite consistent with her look. The same long haired, chubby Kareena that debuted in the movie Refugee continued till the (disastrous) Tashan, wherein she suddenly became Size Zero. This sudden transformation sparked a minor controversy on how models and actors are being very unhealthy about their (not) eating habits. Well, whatever, she does look great. So people are not complaining! We will be seeing her in the movie Kambakth Ishq next.
Well, these are only a few. I wish I could write more, but honestly, I have been writing this for days now and quite bored of it. You have to fill in the remaining actors, down there in the comments section!