B-Town beauties add kilos: Wait, not to their bodies but costumes

Hindustan Times | ByAnjuri Nayar Singh, New Delhi
Mar 29, 2015 03:20 PM IST

Our svelte Bollywood beauties are adding kilos, wait, not to their bodies but their costumes for their upcoming screen outings. Here's who's 'putting on' how much.

While male actors in Bollywood are beefing up for their next films, female actors, too, are putting on weight in their own way. Well, by wearing some very heavy costumes in their movies.


While actor Deepika Padukone will be seen wearing a 20 kilogram armour in her upcoming film Bajirao Mastani, actor Sunny Leone has worn a 12 kilogram lehenga for her film Ek Paheli-Leela, and Anushka Sharma will be seen sporting a 35 kilogram gown in her film Bombay Velvet.

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Deepika will be donning the weighty armour for her sword wielding sequences. A source close to the actor says that the actor worked towards getting comfortable in the outfit before she started shooting the sequence.

"She will not only be wearing the heavy costume for the shoot but she also has to perform some physically tough scenes in it. So she has been wearing the heavy outfit and getting comfortable in it. She is also trying her stunts in that costume as it has to look almost effortless for the character that she is playing," adds the source. Heavy costumes are no surprise for Deepika, who sported a 30 kilogram ghagra for her film Ram-Leela (2013).

Sunny Leone is wearing a 12 kilogram lehenga in Ek Paheli-Leela

Anushka is seen wearing a heavy gown in the posters of her new film Bombay Velvet. This is the first time that the 26-year-old wore a heavy costume and reports suggest that the actor really struggled with the weight of the 35 kg gown. Sunny, too, found it difficult to carry the weight of her 12 kg lehenga in her next film. "The lehenga was very heavy for Sunny and she could not even sit properly. Though she tried her best, she was not able to manage it, so producer Ahmed Khan got an identical lighter lehenga for her," says a source.

In the past too, many actors have worm heavy costumes on screen. In her film Jodhaa Akhbar (2008), actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a heavy embellished ghagra-choli. Actor Madhuri Dixit performed in a 30kg lehenga in Devdas (2002). In her film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993), Sridevi also wore a 25kg ensemble for her song Dushman dil ka woh hai.

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