Vidya, Ash, Rani: Bollywood's OUTRAGEOUSLY-dressed characters
Vidya Balan, who's developed quite a flair for playing eccentric, distinct characters on screen, plays a shrill Punjabi housewife in Raj Kumar Gupta's Ghanchakkar -- opening in theatres today.
With oversized floral accessories, bright colours, bold prints and bizarre silhouettes, the actress's filmi wardrobe refects her character's fashion quirks.
Here's a look at other eccentric dressers we've come across in Hindi films!
Image: Vidya Balan in Ghanchakkar
Abhishek Bachchan's city boy Abbas, with a passable collection of checked shirts, moves to his ancestral village with his pretty sister Sania (played by Asin).
It's when he's pretending to be gay that his usual shirts are traded for more cheerful colours and bold, floral prints.
Clearly, effeminate men can't be caught dead in subtle clothes in Bollywood.
Image: Abhishek Bachchan with Prachi Desai in Bol Bachchan
Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh
As if the excessive comic liberties taken by the writers of Kya Super Kool Hain Hum weren't enough, the film's lead actors were styled to convince us that they are up to no good either.
Faux fur, reindeer horns and funny expressions make this duo stand out.
Image: Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in Kya Super Kool Hain Hum
Rani Mukerji's Meenakshi is enacting her favourite actresses from the 1990s when she's not dealing with her family members or following the scent of the man of her dreams.
The fun-filled songs in this slightly warped film are a terrific ode to kitschy clothes from that decade.
Image: Rani Mukerji in Aiyyaa
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
For a woman who doesn't need much to look glamorous, Aishwarya must have ironically felt short-changed in this get-up for a song sequence in Rajinikanth starrer Robot.
Electric blue, sequins, elaborate headgear, smokey eyes, bejewelled costume and faux fur detailing -- all these loud elements put together are bad for the eyes.
Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Robot
No stretch of imagination can guage just how far Bollywood would go to challenge logic.
And certainly no stylist, hair straightener or deftly-applied makeup can make a 5 foot 8-ish, dusky Indian girl look Chinese.
Image: Deepika Padukone in Chandni Chowk To China
Dev D's Lenny transforms into Chanda by night, a prostitute who services her patrons with phone sex and role-play that often involves popular male fantasies of high school students and nurses.
Dramatic eye makeup and wigs are often the highlights of her nocturnal alter-ego.
Image: Kalki Koechlin in Dev D
Shah Rukh Khan
In Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Suri Sahni's other side manifests in the form of Raj Kapoor, a bumbling caricature of cool city boys who have a single-minded preoccupation in life -- making girls fall in love with them.
However, Raj's fashion sense are a little questionable.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Think outrageous can't be cool?
Have a look at this picture of epicness that is Amitabh Bachchan, fashioned after Johnny Depp's pirate Jack Sparrow in Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have some fun in Vijay Krishna Acharya's ill-fated 2008 directorial debut Tashan.
The blonde wigs and eye-catching clothes may very well be the highlights of the film.
Image: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Tashan