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July 11, 2018

22 Awkward Vintage Bollywood Photos You Would Not Believe Exist!

Not every picture captured comes out well. Sometimes, few pictures stand for life as embarrassments. Though the intension was not bad, few pictures come out so bad that they just leave an awful impression behind.

Feast your eyes on these hilarious photos of Bollywood celebs taken in the 1990s and even before that, but beware – you might suffer some serious WTF-ness. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!

Let’s start with some vintage magazine covers!

1. This is how you manifest your camaraderie with your co-star – block letters in purple, some questionable denims and some feminine essence. Yes, we mean you too, Rajesh Khanna.

2. Unflattering Speedos meet hairy nipples meet absence of the faintest idea of how to strike an expression for a cover photo – and you got yourselves the new superstars!

3. Rekha is a downright diva – with her scary black cat and a hairstyle that even Lady Gaga would not be able to pull off with so much swag.

4. Another Rekha classic! I don’t understand why she needs to put on a Thai traditional dancer costume and jewelry if she is going to be talking about her men – but then again, I was just a kid back then.

5. Those leather pants were probably the biggest regret in this diva’s otherwise fabulous life – but it doesn’t look like Ajay Devgn is complaining.

6. Forget the yellow feathers – we just could not take our eyes off that one single long nail. An empathetic symbol for all the Indian men who grow the nail on their little fingers to better scratch their ears? With so much nail art, we are not sure.

7. And look! She got Kajol sharing her… er, cowl neck sweater? So cozy… and totally not inappropriate for an age when homosexuality was still a bigger no-no than it is now.

8. And Madhuri too was another favorite when it came to poster girls in the 1980s-90s. Who would have thought a blue net cloth and some terrible lipstick can make anyone like Egyptian? Well, there you go!

9. Mother of photoshoots, this! And it comes with poetry too – “My heart is like a cabbage/Divided into two/The leaves I give to others/The heart I give to you”. A cabbage leaf for a hat… how charming. Mrs. Bachchan sure knew how to pose in her heydays.

10. Yeah, well. Even we do not understand what is going on here – but Akshaye Khanna seems very amused, as if he has been handed some prize. (Yeah, we said it.)

11. Oh Akshay… for all the times people have been calling him Mr. Khiladi and they never saw that little ballerina inside him, ready to strut off into the sunset with her little silk tutus.

12. Improvisation is the name of the game, bro. Who needs expensive silk costumes when you can make colorful cellophane papers and shiny aluminum foil into pretty little dresses? Personally, I think Govinda got the prettier dress.

13. Fruit hats were all the rage since the 40s – and it is both nutritional and functional. But we don’t think Helen is being quite able to balance all those berries by herself.

14. Like we said earlier, every toughie has a soft spot inside. And how does Sunil Shetty get that message across? Get a teddy to stand on his shoulders, of course!

15. Forget Mystique (of X-Men), Pooja Bhatt shows you what skin painting is all about! And this photoshoot caused a really big controversy when the pictures were published.

16. Another actress who had no qualms going topless in the 1990s was Mamta Kulkarni.

17. If we had cropped that image for you guys, you would have had no idea what Karishma was holding, would you?

18. Hey, it was not only actresses with sexual innuendos flaunting their nudity; actors had their day in the sun as well. Behold this glorious display of chest hair!

19. We do not know whether to focus on all that hair, those high jeans or the suspiciously pink nipple.

20. Even girls did not look good in transparent black tops and dungarees, dude. You are not reclaiming anything, even with that cigarette in your fingers.

21. THIS is how you pose with cigarettes. Thank goodness for strategically placed right leg – but my eyes are already burning.

22. We saved the best for the last! Check out that pose – with eyes almost screaming, “Draw me like one of your French girls…”

(via MensXP)



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