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These Old Pics Of Bollywood Actresses Will Leave You Shocked

These Old Pics Of Bollywood Actresses Will Leave You Shocked

“The days are long, but the years are short.”

It’s hard to believe that some of the Bollywood divas have been ruling the screens for over a decade now. So much has changed since then! Their place in the industry, the kind of roles they used to do, and even their style.

I recently stumbled upon an old picture of Deepika Padukone from the Om Shanti Om days and it is impressive how far she has come. The intense nostalgia led me to look up old pictures of other Bollywood fashionistas and compare them with their recent looks. Yes, this will leave you with a lot of feelings. Scroll down:

Deepika Padukone

Twitter: (Left: Deepika at Miss India 2009 finale, Right: Deepika at Oscars 2023 red carpet)

Deepika made her Bollywood debut in 2009. The film was a roaring success and all eyes were on Deepika. She made the most of the limelight with stellar, show-stopping looks. Take, for instance, her off-shoulder black gown from the Miss India Finale 2009. The subtle fishtail silhouette looks great on her! The kundan jewels have me on the fence though. Now compare the look with Deepika’s recent Academy Awards outting. The actress treaded the Oscars 2023 red carpet in a black Louis Vuitton gown featuring an exaggerated fishtail. DP clearly learned from her mistakes and swapped her 2009 kundans for a statement Cartier tourmaline necklace! Love it!


Alia Bhatt

Twitter/Instagram: (Left: 2012 look for Student Of The Year promotions, Right: Alia’s look for Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award 2023)

Alia has always loved her share of white. How she styles the hue has changed though. Alia was young and a little lost in the fashion department in 2012 when she made her debut. Take, for instance, her promotion look which is lukewarm at best. The ivory jacket doesn’t really go with the printed white mini and I am not a fan of her creased sleeves. Cut to 2023 and NO ONE slays a white look like Alia! The actress claimed the hue during her Gangubai Kathiawadi promotion days and has given us endless ways to style it. Not complaining!

Katrina Kaif

Twitter/Instagram: (Left: Katrina Kaif in a 2003 photoshoot, Right: Katrina Kaif for Diwali 2022)

Katrina looked gorgeous but hardly fit back in 2003 when she made her Bollywood debut with Boom. Her picture from this old photoshoot is proof. But look at her now! Katrina’s killing it in that red Anita Dongre saree. I love the contrasting green stones in her jewellery and how she is making that saree work.

Shraddha Kapoor

Twitter/Instagram: (Left: 2013 look for Aashiqui 2 promotions, Right: 2023 look for Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar promotions)

While Shraddha Kapoor made her Bollywood debut with the critically acclaimed Teen Patti in 2010, it was Aashiqui 2 in 2013 that put her in the limelight. Even back then, you could trust the actress with starting a saree trend! Even I wore a sea-green chiffon saree inspired by her viral look for my college farewell. LOL! In 2023, Shraddha once again broke the internet with her satin-chiffon saree in the exact same hue! She clearly knew what she was doing.

Priyanka Chopra

Instagram: (Left: 2000 beach look in Maldive, Right: 2022 beach look in LA)

For starters, 2000 Priyanka was a vibe and rightly so! She had just won the Miss World crown and film offers were pouring in. Everything looked right except for a few fashion choices like wearing bangles with her beach wear and topping it up with a bindi. Well, that’s one fashion faux pas that the now Priyanka will just not make. She is after all busy ruling international red carpets and giving us kickass beach looks while making the best of life in her LA home!


Anushka Sharma

Twitter/Instagram: (Left: 2009 look for a store launch event, Right: 2022 look for Diwali)

Anuska’s 2009 pic is proof that she used to struggle with statement details like ruffles and pop colours (the shoes!). In 2023, I am mighty proud of how she has turned her weaknesses into strengths. I mean just look at how well she makes that neon saree work complete with a ruffled border and an OTT choker. One hell of a glow-up!

Kareena Kapoor

Instagram: (Left: 2003 look for Karisma Kapoor’s wedding, Right: 2022 look for #RaLia wedding)

Kareena Kapoor was a trendsetter then and she is a trendsetter now! I love the purple-neon-green contrast in her 2003 lehenga. It’s a daring look, totally on brand for Bebo. I’m not a fan of how her gold and silver jewels clash though. Too much! Two decades later, one can’t dare to find a single flaw in her wedding guest look. Kareena was the best-dressed guest at the #RaLia wedding and I’m yet to get over her dreamy Manish Malhotra saree. 10/10!

Well, the B-town divas have surely aged like fine wine. Next time someone tries to insinuate that ageing is a bad thing, show them these pics of their style evolution!

Featured Image: Twitter/Instagram

16 Mar 2023

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