Gone are the days when post-partum flab was impossible to knock off. Marriage and pregnancy was a sure case of a flourishing Bollywood career going for a toss.
There have been cases of actresses continuing to act despite child birth—Sharmila Tagore, Mousumee Chatterjee and Rakhi. But the damage was there to be seen. All these women couldn’t really shed their post partum flab. Not that they cared much…
But an increasing tribe of Bollywood actresses who have embraced motherhood with absolute ease have turned the old adage on its head—Karisma, Kajol, Chitrangada Singh, Tara Sharma among an increasing tribe have taken the fight with post partum flab to obsessive levels.
The result—a stunning gallery of yummy Bollywood mummies.
Remember that ‘pure as desi ghee’ beauty from ‘Main Pyar Kiya’? Nearly 20 years on, the pretty mother of a young teenage girl looks just as ravishing.
Don’t you think so?
The only actress to have successfully challenged the dominance of Madhuri Dixit in films called it quits at the prime of her career to settle into happy matrimony. The world called hara-kiri. Kajol of course couldn’t care—she went on to have two babies—and today is mother to 9 year old girl, Nysa and 2 year old son, Yug.
Kajol has always had to struggle with weight issues. Post pregnancy she had blotted oddly. But sustained attention has seen a remarkable change.
Now, she often sports saris and Western style gown with ease.
Looks dishy. What’s your take?
The Kapoor royalty of Bollywood has had a spectacular fat to fit story. By her own admission post her second pregnancy, she knocked of a whopping 23 kgs. Whoa!!!
Here’s looking at the ultra slim Karisma, mommy to two cute kids.
What say? Hai na kamaal?
The pretty petite wife of Hrithik Roshan is a Bollywood blue blood though not an actress really. A star kid (she’s the daughter of Sanjay Khan), looking at her in this picture is a pretty black dress who would believe that she’s actually mother to two boys… But that she is. A regular in the SOBO party circuit…
Ain’t she an eye candy?
Okay, here’s an outsider in planet Bollywood. She’s the wife of leading golfer Jyoti Randhawa. She started out working for director Sudhir Mishra working in off beat films, till she started making inroads into mainstream cinema with films like Desi Boyz. She has a young son called Zorawar. She is often compared to Smita Patil for her smoldering dusky good looks.
Smokin’ red hot, what say?
The star wife definition got a whole new definition thanks Shah Rukh Khan’s glamourous better half, Gauri Khan. Her metamorphosis from being a behind-the-scene smiling in public events star wife to a full-fledged personality of her own is legendary. Twinkle Khannas and Suzanne Roshans came much later.
Mother of two grown-up kids, Aryan and Suhana, she’s been featured on the cover of many a magazine. Here’s a super sexy woman with a killer figure to die for.
If genes were to go by, she should have got it absolutely right. With a father like Rajesh Khanna, superstardom should have come naturally. And with mother as beautiful as Dimple Kapadia, good looks was a given.
Yet Twinkle Khanna couldn’t make a mark in the tinsel town and soon made a sensible decision and tied the knot with upcoming actor Akshay Kumar.
But Twinkle Khanna was to soon grow into a respectable interior designer designing star homes with great aplomb. With remarkable good looks and a figure to die for even after child birth, Twinkle is pretty much a regular feature in tinsel town’s Page 3 parties.
A gorgeous mom, right?
When she appeared as Shanti in the TV serial by the same name in 1994, her feisty self-willed character was quite a rebel. She re-appeared as Shah Rukh Khan’s secret admirer in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ but then she went out of oblivion.
Well, not exactly for she did appear in TV serials but her second innings began in a rather dramatic manner as a cricket TV host. Forget her cricket knowledge, what was to become the talking point were her see-through saris and hardly-there blouses.
But the lady is here to stay for though she made a rather spectacular re-invention, she did so in style. Soon she was a regular in the Bollywood swish club looking good in what she donned.
In 2011 she became a new mom and soon was back to flaunting her perfect curves.
She’s the proverbial PYT of Bollywood. She is the daughter of noted theatre and TV actor and writer of children’s book, the late Partap Sharma and has appeared in couple of Bollywood films herself.
Her most prominent role was in ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ where she plays the hero’s love interest.
She dated actor Akshay Khanna for a long time only to break up as he wasn’t prepared for marriage. She’s now married to ad film producer Roopak Saluja and is a proud mommy to two boys.
Just as trivia–she’s half Indian and half British.
But isn’t she quite a bubbly beauty?
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(Contributed by: Nivedita Misra)