Kareena Kapoor Khan is one woman who has never shied away from being experimental. We are not just talking about her daily and promotional fashion, but also in movies. Be it Geet’s patialas in Jab We Met or Poo’s revolutionary backless tops in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Bebo has always managed to start a new trend. Remember how everyone wanted to step out with kohl dipped eyes after Kurbaan? On her birthday, we bring to you Kareena Kapoor Khan’s 7 characters who set fashion trends like no other!
Poo, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Pooja Poo from K3G is everyones favourite on this list. Her backless blouses, shiny leather pants, over-blingy tops and not to forget the Bole Chudiyan sharara-skirt. Poo was indeed a revolution in the history of Hindi cinema. Even when she wore two different heels, it was touted as fashion, and oh-so-confidently! And accept it girls, all of you wanted to be like Poo! And while Kareena’s wardrobe from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was a rage, she still didn’t think it to be such a great deal. Hallelujah!
Priya Saxena, Aitraaz
Advocate Priya Saxena. Definitely not a fashion icon with her regular lawyer coat and sarees to wear underneath it. But boy the blonde streaks! In a time when India was just accepting hair colour as a day-to-day part of life, Kareena Kapoor went ahead and got blonde streaks. She did receive a lot of criticism for the same but little did the Kapoor girl care. She was having the time of her life experimenting with the way her hair looked!
Geet, Jab We Met
Patialas. One basic piece of clothing that women probably did wear before and when Jab We Met released, but Kareena Kapoor’s Geet singlehandedly made it the nation’s obsession. The quirky laugh, full of life attitude and the zest to lead a free life are elements that just added to the charm of her wardrobe. And after coming out of the theatres, every woman just wanted to go to their tailors and get that look!
Kareena Kapoor Khan made news, headlines rather, while shooting for Tashan. Everyone wanted to be Kareena. Everyone wanted that non-existent waist. But what’s hard to get, is hard to get. From a Punjabi girl, Kareena had become the ‘size-zero’ diva in just a movie and no one could believe it. Everyone thought she’d got something done but as Kareena puts it, “I did whatever Rujuta told me to do”. Whatever it was girls, as always, wanted to imitate Bebo and they did. Bebo’s size zero was a rage back then and it still continues till date.
Avantika Ahuja, Kurbaan
Skirts with fitted tops and scarves. Lucknow Chickan kutras with churidars or salwars. Bebo had once again proved the power of the ordinary salwar-kameez but with a twist. And also those all black outfits! Uffff! But to top it all, for us, it was the kohl dipped eyes that did the magic. Didn’t you totally want to pull off this look?
Sim, Kambakht Ishq
What Aisha was to Sonam Kapoor, Kambakht Ishq was to Bebo. Like the former film defined Sonam as a fashionista, the latter just re-established that the fashionista throne is always Bebo’s. The lovely dresses and amazing bags are proof of the same!
Mahi Arora, Heroine
Even though the film failed at the box office, all of us remember Mahi Arora. Her sass, attitude, everything! And most importantly, her dressing sense! Who can ever forget the Halkat Jawani saree? Let us not say more and let the pictures do the talking!
Special mention: THIS! THIS, GUYS! THIS!
Here’s wishing Kareena Kapoor Khan a very happy birthday!