Style is something that creates difference between a common man and a superstar. We found many superstars who hoisted their flags of success on the top of B-town. But very few of them are still remembered as they could establish their fashion statements successfully and some of those were decades ahead of their time.
Sadhana Cut hairstyle
Sadhana cut hair draws its name from the famous ’60s bollywood actress named Sadhana.
Sadhana Shivdasani aka ‘Sadhna’, had always filled up all her aficionados with lots of surprises by both her acting ability and charming looks.
But one of the most discussed things about her look is her trendsetting hair style which she introduced almost from the very beginning of her career.
Her ‘fringe’ hairstyle which she introduced in her very first movie ‘Love in Shimla’ is still followed by the designers even in the present days.
She brought many creative hairstyles in her movies which made her a style icon of 60’s and no sooner it got popularized among the youth across the country.
Mumtaz Saree Style & Bouffant
Before 1960’s most of the films in India missed the vibrant colors of the sarees as all the movies of that time were usually shot with black and white films.
But the era of 60’s had brought new surprises for the audiences whether it is in color or it is in glamour and one of its brand ambassadors was Mumtaz.
It was 1965 when ‘Ram aur Shyam’ got released and no sooner Mumtaz saree style in the film became the trends in fashion markets.
In the later part she also mesmerized audiences with her great style and curvy body capped with beautiful sarees.
To offer a tribute to Mumtaz, many garments and fashion companies introduced Mumtaz Sarees which were made in style that Mumtaz followed.
Dev Anand style cap & Scarves
Dev Anand style cap can not be left without a mention!
The evergreen Bollywood star’s signature style statement was mostly scripted by hippy caps, scarves, jackets and mufflers.
His style statements and sense of fashion made him the biggest style icon of two decades of 50’s and 60’s.
Dev Anand’s smart and bohemian look rightly enhanced his on-screen romantic image which helped him to present the audiences some masterpieces like ‘Khoya khoya chand’, ‘Abhi na jao chodkar’, ‘Jia o’ and etc.
No sooner, after the release of these films he became the strongest king of Bollywood industry and capped every other behind his aura.
His amazing look with cap & scarves made the films like ‘Guide’, ‘Jwel Thief’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and many others the precious gem of all time in Bollywood.
Some actresses were heard having complains against Dev Anand as they thought that their glamour was being easily overshadowed by him.
His fashion, mannerism, bohemian attitude was rightly followed by his acting ability which made him stood proudly among the greatest stars of all time in the world.
Bohemian Chic Style by Zeenat Amaan
It is quite evident that before Zeenat Amaan Bollywood audiences had never heard or confronted the term ‘hot chic’ or ‘bombshells’ but this actress moved and broke all the set ideas of beauty and Bollywood.
She established a new definition of glamour and beauty with her boldness and acting ability. She never expected an image of her as a well known ‘house keeper’ or ‘nagging’ kind of a girl which Bollywood audience had ever received.
She presented her acting ability packaged with all sort of bohemianism behavior. ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ and ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ had brought her all success she ever craved for and took her on the throne of the Bollywood queen.
Her pair with the bohemian superstar Dev Anand in films like ‘Heera Panna’ and ‘Warrant’ are still considered as cult movies in Bolly film world. Her trendsetting style and fashion statements are still found followed in these days of films also.
Oversized Sunglasses and Dhaka Topi by Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna is definitely one real gem among them who redefined the meaning of a superstar in Bollywood.
People still discuss about his cool styles which had mostly followed by his well known Dhaka Topi and oversized sunglass which were never seen before his appearance.
His signature style statement with these two attributes made him a strong contender to be the next superstar from his very first movie i.e. ‘Aradhana’ and the rest is a proud history.