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Priyanka, Kareena, Aishwarya: THEN and NOW!

Last updated on: April 16, 2013 13:11 IST

Priyanka, Kareena, Aishwarya: THEN and NOW!

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The leading men of the film industry have changed and how, from the time they made their acting debuts to the present day.

The ladies, on the other hand, seem to be ageless.

Most of the leading actresses have barely changed since the time they debuted, while for others, the maturity have only made them look better. How they have managed it, one can only guess.

Meanwhile, here's a look at Bollywood's glamorous actresses today, and how they looked when they made their movie debuts.

Priyanka Chopra

Chopra has come a long way since her beauty pageant days that led to a hit debut with Andaaz (2003), costarring Lara Dutta and Akshay Kumar.

Slightly rough around the edges during her early days, the actress has sure gone through a radical transformation and looks better groomed now.


Image: Priyanka Chopra in Andaaz and Shootout AT Wadala


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Kareena Kapoor

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Kareena Kapoor has come a long way from being labelled as plump to size zero to curvy.

The simple look in her debut film Refugee (2000) has given way to ultra-glamorous avatars in leading roles and item numbers that border on surreal.


Image: Kareena Kapoor


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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai transformed from a coy debutante in her 1997 Hindi film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya to a confident leading lady exuding a dignified restraint in her later roles.


Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya and Guzaarish


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Katrina Kaif

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Katrina Kaif seems to be frozen in time, as she looks pretty much the same since her debut film, Boom, in 2003.


Image: Katrina Kaif in Boom and Jab Tak Hai Jaan


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Ameesha Patel

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She may have started out with a blockbuster film (Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, 2000) but Ameesha Patel couldn't quite cash in on it.

Apart from floating her own production company and doing lead roles in her own films, the actress found time to shed some extra kilos and get a more trendy wardrobe.


Image: Ameesha Patel in Kaho Na... Pyar Hai and Race 2


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Bipasha Basu

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Bipasha has earlier admitted to being embarrassed by her rough-around-the-edges screen look in her debut film Ajnabee (2001).

But that's hardly something to worry about considering she rose to the occasion and reinvented herself in the course of her career.


Image: Bipasha Basu in Ajnabee and Race 2


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Genelia D'Souza

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Mrs Deshmukh went from a bubbly teenager in her debut Hindi film, Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003), to a demure bride-to-be in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya that released shortly after her wedding to her costar in both the films.

Quite the case of life coming a full circle.


Image: Genelia D'Souza in Tujhe Meri Kasam and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya


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Mallika Sherawat

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If you keep aside the not so steady stream of film offers, little has changed for Mallika Sherawat, who made her Bollywood with 17 kisses and skimpy clothes in Khwaahish in 2003. 


Image: Mallika Sherawat in Khwaahish and Kismat Love Paisa Dilli


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Rani Mukerji

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Rani Mukerji, who starred in her first Hindi film -- an over-the-top sob saga Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1997) -- at just 19, has transformed into a confident performer today.


Image: Rani Mukerji in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat and Talaash


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Preity Zinta

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The spunky Preity Zinta retained her Liril girl effervescence and her famous dimpled, chubby cheeks in her debut film Dil Se and many films that followed.

Somewhere when we weren't looking, a new Preity emerged with sharper features and a svelte figure.


Image: Preity Zinta in Dil Se and Ishqk In Paris


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Shilpa Shetty

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The svelte and snazzy Shilpa Shetty of today is a far cry from her Baazigar days (in 1993) of big hair, loud make up and garish clothes.


Image: Shilpa Shetty in Baazigar and at a recent IPL match
Photographs: IPL photo courtesy BCCI

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