When it comes to individuality, Bollywood leaves no stone unturned. Bollywood sometimes goes over-the-top with its costumes. But do you know that there were times when some of our favourite celebs had to carry off some really heavy costumes?
Now let us be in-the-know of Bollywood celebrities whose heavy outfits have left us spell-bound as much as their on-screen performance.
1- Aishwarya Rai in Jodha Akbar
Aishwarya looked gorgeous and elegant in the film Jodhaa Akbar. It was a movie par excellence – from actors, director, music, the perfect set-up of the Mughal era. About 400 kg of gold and semi-precious stone were molded to recreate Jodha’s jewelry carried effortlessly by Aishwarya Rai.
2- Amitabh Bachchan in Shahenshah
Amitabh Bachchan in Shahenshah whose metal arm accessory in the film weighed more than 14 kilos. Big B chose to wear it in all the fight scenes in the film.
3- Anushka Sharma in Bombay Velvet
Those of you who have seen the film Bombay Velvet can easily recollect Rosie’s (character played by Anushka) beautiful emerald green gown. For costume lovers, this gown designed by Niharika Bhasin Khan weighed 35 kg. It could be one of the reasons why Anushka’s performance left a heavy impression in the minds of the viewers.
It was the first time Anushka donned such a grand and opulent outfit but she carried it with ease.
4- Anushka Sharma in Channa Mereya song
Was that all coming from Anushka when it comes to wearing heavy-as-a-ton outfits?
Well, the lady donned a 17 kg lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra for the song Channa Mereya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. To shoot the song, dear Anushka had to climb the stairs wearing that 17 kg lehenga as it was shot on the first floor of a mansion, which had no lifts.
5- Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela
Remember, Deepika Padukone in a stunning lehenga in Ramleela – to be precise Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. Padukone’s lehenga designed by Anju Modi weighed 30 kg! Deepika in Ramleela dress looked impressive as she delivered a power-packed performance.
6- Deepika Padukone’s armour in Bajirao Mastani
Okay, what about the weight of the armor she wore in Bajirao Mastani as a warrior? It weighed a little less, about 20kg!
That’s why the Mastani dress can never be forgotten. Just imagine – Deepika had to perform stunts, yet keep her cool while carrying a 20 kg outfit.
7- Kareena Kapoor in Ki and Ka
The Begum of Pataudi apparently wore a lehenga weighing 32 kgs designed by Manish Malhotra for a song from the film Ki & Ka. This heavy lehenga had heavy layers of Zardozi embroidery. Bebo shot for the song for two consecutive days in a suburban studio.
8- Madhuri Dixit in the song Kaahe Chhed Mohe
Madhuri in Devdas cannot be forgotten. She too had the honor and privilege of wearing a 30 kg opulent costume while performing on the song Kaahe Chhed Mohe in the romantic-tragedy Devdas. Wearing such a heavy lehenga, at the same time managing the challenging dance moves came naturally to Chandramukhi.
9- Sridevi in Tamil film Puli
The megastar Sridevi was a born performer and an acting legend. Her heavy Indian outfits in films were also larger than life. In her Tamil film Puli, her costume which was designed by Manish Malhotra weighed 20 kg.
10- Vivek Oberoi in Krrish3
Vivek Oberoi in Krrish 3 couldn’t be missed in his metallic costume that weighed about 28kgs as he transformed into a menacing villain.
Hope you know how much hard work Bollywood celebrities have to put in.