Even as Bollywood actors shaving off their hair for their films becomes commonplace, we get seven actresses from the industry to pick their favourite bald hero
There was a time when mindless entertainers summed up Bollywood offerings. Today, however, the scenario is different. While no-brainers continue to have their own space in the industry, there are many others films today that have actors pushing the envelope.
Sanjay Dutt in 'Agneepath'
Experimentation is no longer a dirty word and so committed are actors that they don’t hesitate to go bald for a role. Audiences too are getting more receptive of such roles.
Arjun Rampal in 'Ra.One'
The latest instance is that of Shahid Kapur who has gone bald for his role in Vishal Bharadwaj’s film, Haider. Not surprisingly, his bald look went on to become a subject of curiosity.
hitlist speaks to seven sultry actresses to get their take on the hottest bald pates in the industry and why they are lapping up the bald look…
Actor whose bald look she loves the most: Shahid Kapoor
Lowdown: The actress says, “Shahid Kapoor is looking extremely good in the promos of Haider. The bald look doesn’t suit everyone but Shahid’s look in the film is absolutely striking.”
Actor whose bald look they love the most: Saalman Khan
Lowdown: Godse says that she loves Salman’s look the most. “He is incredibly goodlooking, so he can carry off anything. Even a near bald look is something that suits him just fine. Nothing can take away from his looks; he can flaunt any hairdo/ look,” she says.
Lowdown: The actress recently debuted in Bollywood opposite Salman Khan, so it should be no surprise that she prefers Salman’s near bald look over everyone else’s. She votes for the actor’s look in Tere Naam (2003). “All actors looked good in their bald avatars; they looked fierce and they did justice to their roles. My personal favourite is Salman Khan in Tere Naam. At the end of the day, it’s about experimenting with your roles and reinventing yourself in the process,” she says.
Actor whose bald look they love the most: Aamir Khan
Malaika Arora Khan
Lowdown: The leggy actress picks Aamir’s bald look over others’. “His bald look in Ghajini is the best til date. He looked super cool in the film; I’d say he looked beautiful in it,” she says.
Lowdown: For me it has to be Aamir Khan. He makes every character so believable. His role in Ghajini stayed with me long after the film was out of theatres. He pulls off the most unconventional and unexpected roles with such poise.
Lowdown: The Gangs of Wasseypur actress believes that Aamir’s look in Ghajini (2008) is one of the best bald looks in Bollywood. “Aamir looked spectacular in the film and his toned body added to his overall look. Aamir’s bald pate was a trendsetter as I saw many people follow suit by shaving off their hair during the time of his film’s release,” says the actress.
Lowdown: Sharma feels that no one has done justice to the bald look the way Aamir did in Ghajini. “Change of look is actually part of a deeper need to get into a particular character and only a perfectionist like Aamir can pull off such a role with élan,” she says.
>> Shahid Kapoor has gone bald in Haider.
>> Aamir Khan sported the look in Ghajini. His near bald look became a rage soon after.
>> Arjun Rampal’s shaved his hair for his role as a baddie in Ra.One (2011).
>> Sanjay Dutt reprised Danny Denzogpa’s role of Kancha Cheena in the remake of Agneepath (2012). His bald look made him look every bit menacing.
>> Salman Khan’s crew cut in Tere Naam was technically not a bald look; it was a near bald look that caught everyone’s attention.