Is Abhishek Bachchan the WORST dresser in Bollywood?
The likes of Salman Khan can pull off an outrageous pair of pink jeans whereas John Abraham makes a statement in nothing more than fluorescent yellow trunks. But not every star is a clothes horse.
This holds especially true in the case of Abhishek Bachchan. As opposed to his sexagenarian father who continues to rock flamboyant avatars in bright colours and bold prints, the Bachchan scion's garish dressing sense does him more disservice than favour.
The 36-year-old with his text-book tall, dark, handsome appeal impresses best when sticking to a neutral colour palette or clean-cut style as evident in films like Phir Milenge, Guru, Paa or Game. Sadly, he takes the jarring route way too often for our liking, earning him the tag of one of Bollywood's most tacky dressers.
In Rohit Shetty's brand new comedy, Bol Bachchan, adapted from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's rip-roaring classic, Gol Maal, the actor is back to flaunting his ostentatious fashion sense to distinguish him for his serious alter ego translating into a barrage of flashy hues and florid patterns.
Here's a look at some other instances when AB Jr's gaudy wardrobe got the better of him.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Bol Bachchan
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
Hold on, you might want to put on your sunglasses before looking at this picture from one of his earliest films, Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa.
So the man's wearing nearly all shades of capsicum -- red, yellow, orange in what appears to be the shiniest sherwani in Bollywood history.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
In Shaad Ali's directorial venture Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Abhishek's outfits -- like the rest of the film -- was loud and BAD!
Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Lara Dutta in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Bachchan's affair with all things glittery continues in his superhero uniform as well.
Perhaps if they'd reworked the plot as the saga of a certain Zevar-Man fighting for the cause of gold inflation, Drona wouldn't be the blooper it turned into.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Drona
Embellishment aside, AB Jr's fondness for teaming flowery prints with dull cargos and lacklustre scarves is just as wishy-washy.
Oh alright, so Dostana is set in Miami and our man is pretending to be gay.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Dostana
The gerberas are back!
No beach in sight, though. What are your 'Dus bahane' this time, dude?
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Dus
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehnaa
That glaring vermilion blazer on AB seems to be a perfect example of How to Recycle Old Velvet Curtains in three easy steps.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehnaa
Rhinestones on t-shirt? Check.
Rhinestones on shirt? Check.
Rhinestones on belt buckle? Check.
Rhinestones on denim jeans? Check.
If that doesn't make Barbie insecure, what will?
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Dhoom 2
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
If only AB would take a few tips on the art of dressing from his chic better half, he wouldn't embarrass himself in Rajendra Kumar's three decades-old hand-me-downs.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
Kuch Naa Kaho
Be it Shararat, Bunty Aur Babli, Kuch Naa Kaho or the soon-to-release Bol Bachchan, that loud tone of orange enjoys needless preferential treatment in Bachchan's clothing.
Here's the deal.
Unless you're Dev Anand, don't attempt any shade of orange -- carroty, tangerine or ginger. It's not everyone's cup, er, colour.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Kuch Naa Kaho