Deepika, Sunny Leone, Ash: Bollywood's ghagra girls
Want to spice up your Navratri wardrobe? Take a leaf out of Bollywood's interesting ghagra cholis!
Deepika Padukone, as the free-spirited Leela in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming love saga, is seen donning ghagra cholis in the most vibrant colours and designs.
Here's looking at the various ways the ethnic costume has been carried off by Bollywood ladies in the movies.
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Image: Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela
Madhuri Dixit's feisty turn in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has her show off her moves in the desi skirt in various colours and designs.
Image: Madhuri Dixit with Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Sunny Leone's barely-there outfit for her hit item song in Shootout At Wadala left little to the imagination.
Image: Sunny Leone in Shootout At Wadala
Tees Maar Khan's struggling actress Anya (Katrina Kaif) takes to the camera like a pro in a sparkly ghagra choli for the dance number.
Image: Katrina Kaif in Tees Maar Khan
Nobody quite gets it right like Rani Mukerji in the fun song Dreamum wakeupum from Aiyya, as she prances around in bright ghagra cholis and tons of makeup.
Image: Rani Mukerji with Prithviraj Sukumaran in Aiyyaa
In a cheeky turn in Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2, Kareena Kapoor's item girl vies for her lover's attention with a song-and-dance routine.
Image: Kareena Kapoor in Dabangg 2
Veena Malik draws all the attention to her curves in a daring top and for a song sequence in Gali Gali Chor Hai.
Image: Veena Malik in Gali Gali Chor Hai
Malaika Arora Khan
Before the advent of the recent item numbers, Malaika Arora Khan showed us how it's done in her effortlessly cool and entertaining rustic item song Munni badnam in 2010 blockbuster Dabangg.
Image: Malaika Arora Khan in Dabangg
Meanwhile leading lady Sonakshi, who played a village belle in the film, flaunted her curves in colourful ghagra cholis.
Image: Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Much before she married into the family and settled for domestic bliss and motherhood, Aishwarya trailed ablaze in her disarmingly coy number Kajraa re from the Shaad Ali hit, Bunty Aur Babli.
Image: Aishwarya Rai with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan in Bunty Aur Babli