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Zarine, Sonam, Prachi: Heroines who went from coy to HOT!

Last updated on: December 03, 2015 17:27 IST
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Looking at actresses who transformed themselves in the movies.

Hate Story 3's leading lady Daisy Shah told us in an interview that she took up the film because she wanted to shed her bhenji image

In fact, quite a few Bollywood heroines have shed their coy, traditional avatars for bold and glamorous looks for a more successful career.

We take a look:


Zarine Khan, from Veer to Hate Story 3

Zarine Khan

Image: Zarine Khan in Veer and Hate Story 3

Zarine Khan played a plump princess in Veer and was happy with her big launch. People even called her a Katrina Kaif lookalike.

But the actress has got herself a completely new image -- and a fabulous slim body -- in her upcoming film Hate Story 3.


Daisy Shah, from Jai Ho to Hate Story 3

Daisy Shah

Image: Daisy Shah in Jai Ho and Hate Story 3

Daisy Shah played the quintessential girl-next-door in Jai Ho. Since the film was a social action drama, there was no room for the leading lady to be anything but a typical Bollywood heroine.

But Daisy wanted an image-change, and a new career path, and signed up Hate Story 3. The saris have given way to swimsuits.


 Aditi Rao Hydari, from Delhi 6 to Boss

Aditi Rao Hydari

Image: Aditi Rao Hydari in Delhi 6 and Boss

When she played Sonam Kapoor's bua in Delhi 6, no one imagined that Aditi Rao Hydari had loads of glamour waiting to be explored!

The next year, Aditi went on a kissing spree in Yeh Saali Zindagi, followed it up with bold photo-shoots, leading to a hot bikini act in Boss.

Since then the B-town beauty has making heads turn.


 Prachi Desai, from Rock On!! to Ek Villain

Prachi Desai

Image: Prachi Desai in Rock On!! and Ek Villain

After a successful television stint, Prachi Desai moved into the world of films with a chic avatar in Rock On!!.

Then, the actress shed her coy image in in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

But it was in Ek Villain that Prachi Desai went all out and showed off her curves in the chartbuster Awari.


Anushka Sharma, from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to Badmaash Company

Anushka Sharma

Image: Anushka Sharma in Rab Ne Bana Ji Jodi and Badmaash Company 

As a sweet, simple girl from North India, Anushka Sharma was a fun watch in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

But there's always the risk of getting typecast, so she decided to change her onscreen avatar.

In Badmaash Company, the leggy lass went totally bold. Though the film didn't require her to show skin, Anushka did throw away her inhibitions.


Jacqueline Fernandez, from Aladin to Kick

Jacqueline Fernandez

Image: Jacqueline Fernandez in Aladin and Kick 

Whether it was her debut film Aladin or her next film Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, Jacqueline was happy with her sweet girl image.

However, as she continued to make her presence felt in films, the Sri Lankan beauty decided to show off her super-sexy figure. Take a look at her in the Kick song Jumme Ki Raat.


Sonam Kapoor, from Saawariya to Bewakoofiyaan

Sonam Kapoor

Image: Sonam Kapoor in Saawariya and Bewakoofiyaan

Between Saawariya and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sonam Kapoor has played the sanskaari Bhartiya naari in many films.

But she's shown off her sexy side as well. Like the time, she wore a bikini in Bewakoofiyaan.


Chitrangda Singh, from Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi to Gabbar Is Back

Chitrangda Singh

Image: Chitrangda Singh in Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi and Gabbar Is Back

As a sari-clad woman in Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi, Chitrangda Singh made a powerful impression with her very first film.

She made a few attempts to change this image later, and the Aao Raja song in Gabbar Is Back is one of the most eye-grabbing occasions.


Vidya Balan, from Parineeta to The Dirty Picture

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan in Parineeta and The Dirty Picture

Vidhu Vinod Chopra had a particular image of his leading lady in his production, Parineeta, and Vidya Balan wowed him with her classical sari-clad avatar.

She changed her image almost immediately with films like Kismat Konnection and Heyy Babyy.

Her biggest makeover, however, was in Milan Luthria's The Dirty Picture that is one of the boldest looks a mainstream Bollywood heroine has ever worn.


Huma Qureshi, from Gangs of Wasseypur to Badlapur

Huma Qureshi

Image: Huma Qureshi in Gangs of Wasseypur and Badlapur

There's an element of seduction in Huma Qureshi's demeanour in Gangs of Wasseypur, an undercurrent of sensuality.

But she went all out in Badlapur, where she played a prostitute. As a woman in love with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma's character entices Varun Dhawan with her moves.

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