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Ranbir, Rishi, Rajinikanth: Bollywood's BLINGY BOYS

Last updated on: September 25, 2013 19:30 IST

Image: Movie poster of Besharam

If you thought blingy colours like gold and silver are strictly a girl thing, you're obviously blind to Bollywood's glitzy ways. 

From Amitabh Bachchan to Aamir Khan, no actor has been able to escape the shiny costumes synonymous with disco dancing or stage performances.
So put on a pair of dark shades and browse through this list of illustrious Hindi film heroes in their blinding most avatar.
Ranbir Kapoor, Besharam
Exit Badtameez.
Enter Besharam.
Ranbir Kapoor turns into a brazen lout for his new movie.
And what better than shaking butt in a retro gold costume to highlight his sparkling brand of cheekiness in the comedy's title track?
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Akshay Kumar, Tees Maar Khan, Singh is Kinng

Image: Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan and Singh is Kinng

The handsome Khiladi can make a style statement in a pink pathan suit. So a gold trench coat is obviously no biggie.

Akshay Kumar loves Singh is Kinng look so much, he repeats it in Tees Maar Khan.


Rajinikanth, Robot

Image: Rajinikanth in Robot
As the sophisticated, futuristic android of Shankar's Endhiran, released as Robot in Hindi, Rajinikanth appears to seek inspiration from the sleek, silver aluminium body of the iconic MacBooks.

Shah Rukh Khan, Billu

Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Billu
Be it the casually clad engineer of Swades, the sporty coach of Chak De! India, the dhoti-clad drunk lover of Devdas or the happy-go-lucky hipster of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or the superstar playing superstar in shiny costumes of Billu, King Khan carries every look with aplomb.

Abhishek Bachchan, Drona

Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Drona
A superhero is mainly about two things: power and costume. Abhishek Bachchan disappoints on both fronts in Drona.
Instead of some cool spandex, the actor wears an understandably exhausted look in all those kilos of golden zardozi.

Aamir Khan, Delhi Belly

Image: Aamir Khan in Delhi Belly
Aamir Khan pays a retro-styled tribute to the dancing stars of the 1980s with his flamboyant item number, I hate you (Like I love you) in his outrageous home production, Delhi Belly.

Salman Khan, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega

Image: Salman Khan in Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega
From shirtless to silver, is there any look the rockstar of Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ready and Ek Tha Tiger cannot handle?

Saif Ali Khan, Tashan

Image: Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Tashan
The usually suave and trendy Saif Ali Khan gets into Tashan's crazy mood for the song Dance maare.
Sporting a hippie, blonde wig and bright silver blazer, SAK gives befitting company to his equally kitschy co-stars.


Kumar Gaurav, Star

Image: Kumar Gaurav in Star
And this is what happens when the short-lived sensation Kumar Gaurav takes the film's title a tad too seriously.
Posing against a star-shaped cardboard, the actor screams for attention in a costume where the tag probably reads Made from Pixie Dust.

Sanjay Dutt, Rocky

Image: The Rocky poster
Bollywood doesn't take any dance competition seriously unless the actor slips into something snug and shiny.
And so Sanjay Dutt and rival Shakti Kapoor easily comply for Rocky's chartbuster, Aa dekhen zara.

Jeetendra, Hoshiyaar

Image: Jeetendra in Hoshiyaar
All that glitters is gold.
Correction. All that glitters is Jeetendra.

Govinda, Naach Govinda Naach

Image: Govinda in Naach Govinda Naach
Bollywood's self-styled dancer Govinda is another league altogether.
We cannot think of any other actor who can move so nimbly in that overwhelmingly shimmery copper costume.

Amitabh Bachchan, Desh Premee

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Desh Premee
After pulling off a costume lit with countless bulbs in Yaarana, Amitabh Bachchan slips into a bright gold jacket and dons black greasepaint to appear unrecognisable in Gore sahi hum kaale sahi track of Desh Premee.
Encore? Not quite.

Mithun Chakravarthy, Disco Dancer

Image: Mithun Chakravarthy in Disco Dancer
D se hota hai Dance. It could very well stand for Mithunda's dhinchak costume in the most defining songs of his career.
That gold body suit went on to become a icon in its own right.

Rishi Kapoor, Karz

Image: Rishi Kapoor in Karz
Speaking of disco in the 1980s, can Rishi Kapoor and his silver Karz attire be far behind?