Bollywood's Sexiest Cover Gals of 2010
2010 spoke business with Bollywood's hottest divas striking their best pose while flaunting the latest trends in fashion, month after month.
With a spate of Indian and International publications rivaling for attention, it's natural to expect nothing but perfection. Even if it comes with a touch of Photoshop!
And so picking ten of this year's best magazine covers was harder than it looks.
Go on, catch a peek and while you're at it tell us who your favourite cover girl is.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Elle
Bollywood's resplendent beauty lives up to her reputation in this classy anniversary issue.
A sleek updo and flawless makeup compliment the intricate arrangement of her cream 'n' gold gowneven as she lets out a soft smile for our benefit. G-o-r-g-e-o-u-s.
Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the cover of Elle
Kareena Kapoor, GQ
Gentelemen prefer Blondes, says who?
Bebo works a retro brunette wig and 'come-hither' pout to her advantage as the first-ever actress to become the cover girl for the Indian edition of this popular men's magazine.
What say, Saifoo?
Image: Kareena Kapoor on the cover of GQ
Sonam Kapoor, Verve
What beauty is to Ash, fashion is for Sonam Kapoor.
No write-up is complete unless it mentions the respectable F-word and Aisha's titular star in the same breath.
One glimpse of the natural born fashionista in this fiercely-glam avatar is enough to understand why.
Now really, can you blame us?
Image: Sonam Kapoor on the cover of Verve
Twinkle Khanna, Grazia
To think there was a time when Akshay Kumar's fashionable-half detested the idea of dolling up in designer clothes and trendy accessories.
Today Twinkle is the toast of all fashion blogs and glossies for her impeccable, individualistic styling.
Look at this red-hot cover, know what we mean?
Image: Twinkle Khanna on the cover of Grazia
Bipasha Basu and John Abraham, Filmfare
Year after year Bips and John give their fans something to drool over.
2010, too, saw Bollywood's deliciously hot couple dish out a visibly intimate cover for a summer Filmfare issue.
Scorching chemistry, yeah? Mr and Mrs Smith remake, anyone?
Image: Bipasha Basu and John Abraham on the cover of Filmfare
Sonakshi Sinha, Maxim
Shotgun's baby rocks the face of Maxim in a rather un-Rajo appearance. No one's complaining.
The Dabangg girl was recently quoted saying that she will not endorse on-screen smooching or skimpy attire.
But if this is her idea of sizzle-within-limits, didn't we already say, not complaining?
Image: Sonakshi Sinha on the cover of Maxim
Jacqueline Fernandez, Vogue
There's something instantly fresh and ravishing about Jacqueline in a sequinned Versace gown outlined against an aqua blue cover.
Not falling for the cosmetic overload trap, the Sri Lankan stunner lets her minimalistic styling and killer curves do all the talking.
Image: Jacqueline Fernandez on the cover of Vogue
Kangna Ranaut, Harper's Bazaar
2010 witnessed Ms Ranaut grace quite a few covers.
True to her experimental nature, she ensured each and every one stood out. But the one in Harper's Bazaar gets our vote.
Her dainty elegance and sharp gaze is a winning combination of mysterious and sensual.
Image: Kangana Ranaut on the cover of Harper's Bazaar
Lara Dutta, FHM
The year shaped out fabulously for Lara Dutta.
She got engaged to her tennis player beau Mahesh Bhupati, starred in the box office smash Housefull and bagged a meaty part in Farhan Akhtar's Don sequel.
That distinctly sexy confidence is hard to miss on her blazing hot FHM cover
Image: Lara Dutta on the cover of FHM
Deepika Padukone, Marie Claire
From Karthik Calling Karthik to Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, one sure saw a lot of Deepika this year with a whopping five releases to her credit.
Nonetheless we love the unfussy, classic vibe of the dimpled actress in black and white
Image: Deepika Padukone on the cover of Marie Claire