From Alia Bhatt to Katrina Kaif: 15 bikini avatars in Bollywood

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2015 09:11 IST
Alia Bhatt dons a bikini in Shaandaar. (Photo: YouTube grab)

Alia Bhatt's bikini shot in her next film opposite Shahid Kapoor, Shaandaar, was a talking point ever since reports suggested she has a beach scene in the movie. When the first trailer was released earlier this week, the Highway actor said she "was training hard for that bikini shot. I was on diet...was focused about getting it right. It was not an elaborate shot, but I worked so hard".

Some trivia straight from the totally-useless-information category, but no less interesting. Did you know that what we call bikini today (two-piece, three-piece... Oh, never mind the pieces!) was born on July 5, 1946 when French designer Louis Reard made Parisian model Micheline Bernardini sport a daring two-piece 'bikini' at a popular swimming pool in Paris? The name was inspired by a US atomic test off the Bikini atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

Now, as Alia fans go gaga over her pink bikini look in the film, we bring to you a list of 15 perfect bikini bodies in Bollywood.

1) Katrina Kaif: Bang Bang
Katrina Kaif perfected the bikini look in the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang in 2014.

2) Surveen Chawla: Hate Story 2
The 2014 film Hate Story may not have set the box office on fire, but Surveen Chawla did receive all the accolades for her acting prowess in the film and her confidence to pull off a bikini.

3) Aditi Rao Hydari: Boss
Aditi Rao Hydari got into a bikini for a song in Akshay Kumar's Boss (2013), Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta.

4) Nargis Fakhri: Main Tera Hero
Nargis Fakhri sported one in last year's Main Tera Hero where she starred along with Ileana D'Cruz and Varun Dhawan.

5) Shruti Haasan: Luck
Shruti Hassan was seen in a bikini in the 2009 film Luck starring Imran Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

6) Sonam Kapoor: Bewakoofiyaan
Sonam Kapoor created a great storm when she wore a red bikini for Bewakoofiyaan (2014) starring Ayushmann Khuranna.

7) Lisa Hayden: Rascals
Lisa Hayden was seen in a bikini in Sanjay Dutt-Ajay Devgn-starrer Rascals.

8) Anushka Sharma: Badmash Company
Anushka Sharma was seen in a yellow bikini in the 2008 film Badmaash Company starring Shahid Kapoor opposite Anushka.

9) Deepika Padukone: Cocktail
Deepika Padukone donned a red bikini in Saif Ali Khan-starrer 2012 film Cocktail.

10) Priyanka Chopra: Dostana
Priyanka Chopra wore a bikini for the 2008 film Dostana that featured John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles.

11) Sunny Leone: Jackpot
Sunny Leone wore a bikini in Kaizad Gustad's 2013 film Jackpot that featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sachiin Joshi.

12) Lara Dutta
Lara was seen in a bikini in 2009 film Blue that starred Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Katrina Kaif and Zayed Khan in lead roles.

13) Kangana Ranaut: Rascals
Kangana donned bikini for the 2011 movie Rascals that also featured Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn.

14) Ileana D'Cruz: Main Tera Hero
Ileana D'Cruz was seen in a pink bikini in Varun Dhawan's Main Tera Hero (2014).

15) Kareena Kapoor: Tashan
Kareena Kapoor donned a radium-green-coloured bikini in the 2008 film Tashan that featured Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan proved to be a dud at the ticket windows.

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