Many Bollywood movies have been credited to start fashion revolutions all by themselves. Bollywood has been a source of fascination and inspiration for most of us in this country. So it’s no surprise that it has sparked some of the most popular trends of all time. Here are a few.
Not only was Dil Chahta Hai ahead of its time because of its plot, it was also light years ahead in terms of fashion. Portraying Akash, the unabashed womaniser with a heart of gold—Aamir Khan became a style icon with his trend-setting, triangular goatee. The goatee was soon seen on boys and men alike!
Rani’s effervescent character Babli, was seen in brightly-coloured kurtis paired with equally bright Patiala salwars. Not to mention, the kitschy jhola bag. College-going girls latched on to this trend with great fervour and ditched their western-attire for a more ‘Babli-like’ appearance.
Kareena Kapoor caught everyone’s attention when she portrayed the lovable Geet in Jab We Met. The trend of wearing a traditional patiala salwar paired with a simple t-shirt spread like wildfire and every girl imitated the quirky, effortless style.
Who can forget the lovely Sridevi dressed in a simple yet sexy chiffon sari in Mr. India? The blue sari that she wore in the famous song ‘Kaate nahi kat te’ became a fashion phenomenon in itself and made her an unforgettable icon of style and grace.
Madhuri Dixit quickly became Bollywood’s sweetheart after her role as Nisha in the popular family drama Hum Aapke Hai Koun. Her famous backless blouse caught the fancy of every woman in the country.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai brought with it 90s-inspired fashion such as colourful dungarees, baseball caps, chunky jewellery and of course, the most popular of them all—friendship bands. The trio of Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherji became instant style icons for thousands across the country.