Bollywood changing, curvy actresses are in

Curvy actresses are in vogue. The likes of Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi are the antithesis of the anorexic look, the so-called size-zero, once a fad in filmdom. The game changers have, by the sheer craft of their acting, manage

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Curvy actresses are in vogue. The likes of Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi are the antithesis of the anorexic look, the so-called size-zero, once a fad in filmdom. The game changers have, by the sheer craft of their acting, managed to turn any perceived disadvantages of their figures into cinematic assets.

The list also includes successful names like Vidya Balan and Parineeti Chopra, who happily flaunt their curvaceousness and rule the roost.

Here's a list of successful voluptuous B-Town actresses:

Sonakshi Sinha: She weighed over 90 kg before she joined the film industry and shed 30 kg for her debut movie "Dabangg" with Salman Khan. Even after weight loss, she is not size zero. She has more or less maintained the same size and the broad framed girl is moving upwards on the success ladder, thanks to her acting skills. Unperturbed by the comments about her weight, the 26-year-old feels her films' success is enough to stop the wagging tongues.

Post her debut,; she won appreciation for "Rowdy Rathore" and "Dabangg 2". In 2013, she had four releases and she is not even close to stopping. Her next will be Prabhudheva's "Action Jackson", which also stars Ajay Devgn, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Yami Gautam.

Vidya Balan: When frequently asked about her weight, Vidya once wondered if it had become a national issue! But not taking note of what others have to say about her body, the actress carries herself with confidence and has a swelling fan following, thanks to her talent. Versatility is her forte and her acting prowess never goes unnoticed. In fact, she liberally flaunted her curves in the 2011 "The Dirty Picture" and the film fetched her a National Award for best actress for playing sex siren Silk Smitha.

She will soon be seen opposite Farhan Akhtar in "Shaadi Ke Side Effects". "Bobby Jasoos" is another project that's keeping her busy at the moment.

Huma Qureshi: Daughter of restaurateur Saleem Qureshi, Huma is a self-proclaimed foodie. She is not interested in losing weight, but believes in staying fit. She also feels that her weight shouldn't be a roadblock in her Bollywood career. Quite true! After her impressive debut in "Gangs of Wasseypur", she is moving up on the success ladder. Pretty and talented, Huma recently won appreciation for her work in "Dedh Ishqiya".

Parineeti Chopra: Often tagged as "bubbly" and "livewire", the cousin of small-framed star Priyanka Chopra is far from being skinny. If she carries her role with ease, the "Ishaqzaade" star flaunts everything - from lehenga to off-shouldered outfit to peplum dress to a simple tee with jeans - with lan. She too is focussed on her acting abilities as well as her looks. Parineeti may no longer be the chubby girl of "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl", but she is far from being scrawny. In her forthcoming film "Hasee Toh Phasee", you can still spot the curves.

Sunny Leone: The Indo-Canadian adult movie star-turned actress, who made her Hindi movie debut with "Jism 2" in 2012, has been accepted with her curvy figure. She also topped the imagery downloads category in an annual survey. Sunny has proved that to don something as comfortable as summer-friendly dresses or minimal like bikini, you don't need to reduce to size zero. She is gradually making her name in the Hindi film industry. If she focussed on her acting skills in "Jackpot", with "Ragini MMS", she wants to spook the audiences.

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 9:46pmAndromeda001

    True dat. Beauty n talent comes in all sizes n I dont belive in size 0 theory. Bt still wid a bit bulkier size u tend 2 restricted 2 mature kind of roles only. U cant play schoolgal wid dat size bt yeah a healthy figure is always best.

  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 3:54pmYuvika_15

    size shouldn't matter...talent should.. but sadly many feel being small is best... size 0 is something which has a bad impact on younger generation who end up adapting bad habits to get that size 0 figure i.e. starving which is so unhealthy

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 2:18pmThe.Patthaaka.

    Thank god for that! Curvaceous is better than size zero anyday!

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 1:12pmlatanzia

    I always say Size doesn't matter it is the person talent that is important.

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 9:46amSandy-Naz

    for me,its all about ur talent and ur work that matters,not the size zero,as for sonakshi ,in start i donot like her,bt gradually when i saw her work,my thoughts changed. and huma is also very talented and she also look really good with this weight also..
    ya bt .<br/>apart from sunny,i love to see all.

    Edited on:16 January 2014 at 9:45am

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 9:05amMsLuscious

    Weight n size shouldn't matter just cox of this zero size trend some teenagers lost their diet... Cox these actresses r kind of role model for some teen girls n they curse their fate just cox dey think they arent pretty or size zero... luv da way u r...

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 8:49amBirdiee

    Acting should never be defined by your waistline or how much you weigh. It's the ability that counts. All of them here are brilliant actress. Believing in size zero is wrong, what matters is being healthy.

    Edited on:16 January 2014 at 10:48am

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 7:22amsilvermoonlight

    Curvy actresses were always in..look at the old Bollywood movies...Sri Devi..Madhuri..Hema..etc was Kareena Kapoor and her stupid size 0 nonsense that got the whole trend started. She looked terrible as size 0 and keeps ballooning to a..dare I say..size 6/8 when she is not doing a movie. Indian women were meant to be curvy with the chest, and hips.

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 6:40amKhotaSikaShreya

    For me it never mattered if someone was curvaceous or size was about the acting and Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Parineeti Chopra, and Huma Qureshi have proven that again and again and again...

    Edited on:16 January 2014 at 6:37am

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  • Posted on: 16 January 2014 at 6:22ampoojaloveskajen

    i find sonakshi,parineeti & huma the prettiest! :)
    they...may not have but they atleast can act :D

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