Who wears a dhoti best? YOU choose.
When Dilip Kumar pines for Paro in Devdas, Dharmendra beams with idealism in Satyakam, Rajesh Khanna hums cheerful philosophy in Amar Prem or Amitabh Bachchan talks about his inspiring pal in Anand.
Yes, yes, all fine performances but did you spot the common dhoti factor or not?
Bottom line: The traditional men’s garment has enjoyed quite a long-standing endorsement from Bollywood’s leading men.
And from the looks of it, it’s not going out of fashion any time soon.
On that note, take this fun poll and vote for Bollywood’s HOTTEST dhoti-clad hunk.
Sushant Singh Rajput
After playing contemporary roles, SSR rocks the dhoti look to play the coolest character of his career so far -- Byomkesh Bakshi in Dibakar Banerjee’s stylish adaptation of the terrific Bengali sleuth.
In keeping with the raunchy Gujarati bloke he plays in Goliyon Ke Raasleela-Ram Leela, Ranveer Singh flaunts his oiled torso and a dangerously low-waist dhoti to tease our imagination.
The Mumbai-born and brought up superstar looks unexpectedly home wrapped in a traditional dhoti batting for his tax-ridden village in the Oscar-nominated Lagaan.
Sarong, shorts or dhoti, there’s no look this swaggering Khan cannot pull off, shirt or no shirt.
Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Judwaa, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tumko Bhula Na Payenge are a case in point.
Action star Ajay Devgn defines real deal with a blustering show of his authentic tattoo and toned abs in and as Singham marching forth in a striking maroon dhoti.
Whether he’s playing God or a scientist scouting for aliens in a madcap village, one can count on the Khiladi to look well dressed for any occasion.
Does the yuppie Imran Khan’s dhoti-clad avatar in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein work well for you?
Shah Rukh Khan
Remember when Gayatri Joshi offered SRK a crash course in dhoti draping in Swades? He appears to have suitably benefited from it during Paheli.
Whether he’s dancing in a towel for Saawariya or a bridegroom’s dhoti in Barfi!, Ranbir Kapoor sure knows how to make his job look fun.
Like father, like son, Abhishek Bachchan looks suitably intense in a kurta-dhoti essaying freedom fighter Surya Sen in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
If you thought John Abraham’s sex appeal is limited to yellow trunks, think again. Rather look at this delightful picture of the charmer playing a cotton dhoti-wearing Gandhian in Deepa Mehta’s period drama, Water.