Caught in a time bubble: Bollywood stars who have cheated the clock
Some of our Bollywood celebrities seem to be untouched by time and look just the same even after all these years. We take a look at some of them...
It wouldn’t be wrong to say nothing piques people’s curiosity as much as Bollywood actors’ personal lives and their looks.
Indeed, a star’s public outing is a matter of scrutiny. For years now, fashion magazines and editorials have thrived on star appearances. And while some celebs have suffered the ravages of time, there are others who look just the same. In an age when actors and actresses are under constant pressure to look good, the strain often gets the better of them.
And yet there are stars that look as though time has stood still for them. hitlist tells you about Bollywood actresses who manage to look just the same.
She may have taken a break from acting in films post her marriage and motherhood, but Sonali Bendre looks just like she did when she started out in the industry
To say that Sonali Bendre is a yummy mummy is an understatement. The actress went easy on her Bollywood career after marrying filmmaker Goldie Behl; she is now seen judging reality shows. But one thing’s for sure: the 39-year-old actress looks just like she did when she had debuted in Bollywood with her 1994 film, Aag.
Dia Mirza won the Miss Asia Pacific International title before setting foot in Bollywood. The actress, who debuted with Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001), has now turned producer, but she has managed to cheat her age.
Amrita Rao has done Bollywood and Telugu films. Over a period of time, she has built a body of work, but her looks belie that truth, making one feel that she’s still the rookie she was when she made her debut in 2002 with Ab Ke Baras.
She made her debut in 1994 with the hit show, Shanti, and till date, she looks just the same. After she tasted success with Shanti, Mandira switched to anchoring. How one can one forget the noodle strap blouses she wore when she was hosting Extra Innings? Today, she has turned a sari designer, but she looks as though time hasn’t passed at all.
Sophie made her entry in the industry as a VJ and even today, she looks great. Years may have gone by, but the singer-actress continues to make heads turn with her red-carpet appearances. Clearly, she hasn’t lost her charm.
Neelam made her Bollywood debut in 1984 with the film, Jawaani, and went on to become popular with her films in the ’80s and ’90s. She then took a long break only to star in Sooraj Barjatya’s multi-starrer, Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999). Even today, she looks as gorgeous as ever. The jewellery designer certainly knows how to stay youthful.
Suchitra Pillai may have had no solo hits to her name, but she is known for the cameos that she has done in several hit films, including Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Look at her today and you can’t deny that she can still pull off a similar role.
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