Summer is here! The sun is blazing, the sky is blue and the heat is at its peak. This is the time of the year where the majority of us just want to relax and what better place can there be for that than the beach? Playing in the cool waves of the ocean in a bathing suit can be the ultimate refreshing therapy and boy do our Bollywood stars look good doing it. Thus, BollyCurry brings to you a list of ten celebrities who have managed to stay fit and look absolutely stunning in their beachwear.
He was always considered a hottie, a favourite to drool over among young girls, but he came into limelight for his hunky-dory body after he was seen donning a very figuring hugging pair of yellow trunks in the opening song of Dostana, "Shut Up and Bounce", in 2008. It created a huge buzz among movie-goers and was even regarded as a role reversal since normally it is women who are regarded as eye candy. Ever since, he has been stamped as one of the first who comes to our mind when talking about beach bodies.
Well before she established herself as an actress, Jacqueline gained popularity with her hit item number "Dhanno" in Housefull, back in early 2010. The song saw her wearing a short purple top and skirt showing off her well-toned abdomen and legs. As she went on to act in movies such as Murder 2 in 2011, Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen in 2012 and Race 2 in 2013, she received more opportunities to show off her perfect figure by each year. Particularly to watch out for are the songs "Hale Dil", a lot of which is filmed on a beach giving her the chance to don a bikini, and "Party On My Mind" which is centralized around a boat party.
Piggy Chops has always been considered as one of the fittest females in Bollywood. The first time attention was drawn towards her flawlessly toned body was back in 2004 for her movie Aitraaz. The first shot of the flashback sequence showed her carrying off a bikini and may we add, it was one long scene considering her character wore nothing but that to her ride home from the beach! Several of her other movies gave her the opportunity to show her figure off but she is best remembered for donning a sexy golden one-piece swimsuit inDostana, which instantly became the talk of the town. Off-late, she is once again in limelight for the confident show of her body in the video of her latest single, "Exotic."
Anushka Sharma is another actress who is known for her svelte figure. The first time she was scene donning a bikini was in the song "Chaska" from her second movie, Badmaash Company. Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl in 2011 also gave her an opportunity to show off her body as quite a good portion of the movie was set on a beach side. She is also seen in beachwear in her two latest releases; Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, both only a year apart. Now here is one actress who doesn't mind wearing bikinis in each of her movies. With that body, we can hardly complain!
He started off as the cute and sweet chocolate boy but today, with his sharp features, firm jawline and muscular frame, he is rightly regarded as the Greek God of Bollywood. Whether as a soldier in Lakshya, a superhero in Krrish or as an emperor in Jodhaa Akbar, Hrithik has been extremely physical and he often performs his own stunts. So it isn't a wonder that staying fit is a necessity for him. His body was first appreciated in the song "Dil Laga Na" inDhoom 2 in 2006, where he was seen wearing only a red open vest enough to cover, well, absolutely nothing of his well-toned abs and jeans! But, Hrithik, removing just the shirt isn't enough. What won't girls give to see you in trunks!
"Jab se tere naina, mere naino se laage re." Who can forget these lyrics? The hit songs from Ranbir Kapoor's debut movie, Saawariya in 2007, gathered major attention particularly for his towel dance. Ever since, girls have been deewana and begaana over his chiseled chest and six pack abs. Though he hasn't particularly been seen donning swimwear much, film-makers do give him the opportunity to show off that perfect beach body through open buttoned tops or fitted clothes. His washboard abs see the meet the lenses mostly in photoshoots but they manage to create such a rage among his female fans nevertheless.
He started his career in 2001 but came into limelight after giving a stellar performance as a blind man in the critically acclaimed Aankhen in 2002. He has since appeared in movies such as Don-The Chase Begins Again, Om Shanti Om, Rock On!!, Rajneeti and Heroine. However, in none of these has he ever had an opportunity to strip and show off his well-maintained body. It's only through a few photoshoots that the audience gets to see him shirtless. Definitely another actor who we wish to see donning a pair of trunks or boxers. He has the body to carry them off!
When talking about beach bodies, it is impossible not to talk about Shilpa Shetty. Despite her full cheeks, she is one of the slimmest actresses in Bollywood, all thanks to her intense yoga rituals. Though she has mostly performed homely roles in her movies, special appearances do give her ample opportunity to show off her enviable body. Who can forget that sexy sari she carried off in "Deewangi Deewangi" in Om Shanti Om or they way she stole the show with her bikini-clad body in "Shut Up and Bounce" in Dostana?
Newbie on the block and he already has a massive fan base. Appreciated for his polished acting and impressive dancing skills, he also has one of the leanest masculine bodies the industry has to offer, which is probably why Karan Johar chose to have him shirtless in his entry scene of his debut movie, Student of the Year. Wearing only a pair of red trousers with a guitar in his hand, it was impossible to miss his well-carved and sculpted body upper body. It left us wanting more and luckily, we didn't have to wait as we see him emerging from the waters donning a pair of pink trunks later in the movie.
Eight years into the industry, this Delhi beauty is still as dainty and delicate and definitely has one sexy body! Clad in bikinis and tiny clothes in Kidnap, she immediately received notice for having a figure to die for. We definitely wouldn't mind seeing more of Minissha in beachwear so it is no wonder that she found a place in our list!
Workouts, yoga and hours of gym-training is what every actor goes through to stay lean and fit enough to don beachwear. We must say, the ones on our list do a beautiful job maintaining themselves. But don't forget, ample amount of sleep and a nutritious diet is just as essential for maintaining a healthy body. Leaving you on that note, we would like to hear your take on Bollywood's perfect beach bodies. Who makes your top list? Let us know below!
Author: Neethi B.
Editor(s): Saraa K. & Jenifer Y.
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