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Holi 2021: Rainbow colours of Bollywood’s heroines

The festival of Holi brings so much colour and fun to the year but this year may be different in some countries as so many are tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, we can still reminisce and think of the good times ahead! brings you, coloured by the rainbow, the actresses in films who have worn colours which have been iconic and memorable. Let’s start with red…

Kareena Kapoor Khan in You Are My Soniya from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ (2001)
Who can forget the famous Poo in ‘K3G’, played by Kareena Kapoor Khan? That sparkly red trouser and crop top outfit in You Are My Soniya and the scenes before are so memorable, as was this look of the actress’s. She glammed her way through the entire film, even in the desi attire and it remains unforgettable to this day.

Bhagyashree in Dil Deewana from ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ (1989)
The innocence of young love was the epitome of ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ and the yellow saree worn by Bhagyashree in Dil Deewana was nothing short of sunshine. This song still gives goosebumps even today with Salman Khan’s top matching the saree colour and showing how happy the two lovers were in each other’s company, away from their household. The desi look in contrast with Khan’s casual western avatar could also be seen as the definition of the cultural times of cinema at the time.

Rani Mukerji in Main Vari Vari from ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising’ (2005)
In one of her most memorable mujra tracks, Rani Mukerji looks so stunning in pink in Main Vari Vari, with the background dancers in more sombre colours to ensure she really stood out. Wearing a traditional anarkali outfit, with jewellery to dazzle, Mukerji is beautifully graceful as she performs as lead dancer.

Madhuri Dixit in Maar Daala from ‘Devdas’ (2012)
When Madhuri Dixit reveals her traditional, sparkly green anarkali in Maar Daala, it is nothing short of a wow moment. As a courtesan, her elegance was expected but this outfit really adds to the dramatic song as well as the opulence of a Sanjay Leela Bhansali song. The colour and the dress is as iconic today as it was back at the time of release.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Chand Chupa from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999)
The romanticism and traditions of karwa chauth are evident in so many Bollywood movies but with ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, it was on another level altogether. Bhansali’s vision for Chand Chupa was grand and beautiful as one would always expect but with Rai Bachchan’s lehenga, it became all the more unforgettable. The elegance of the lilac colour and the midnight sky proved to be something else and it easily became a kawra chauth moment that went down in the history books.

Sushmita Sen in Laga Laga Re from ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ (2005)
Another saree look that was definitely one of Sushmita Sen’s best was in ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ in the rain song Laga Laga Re which also featured Salman Khan. Sen is seen suddenly enjoying the rain and her orange saree coupled with her sensual moves were quite magical.

Deepika Padukone in Badtameez Dil from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (2013)
Deepika Padukone’s royal blue saree is also one of her most remembered looks in the song Badtameez Dil from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. It came across as a chic and modern look for a party, which complimented the way the set’s ambience was portrayed in the song. Once again proving elegant and yet contemporary, it showed that this colour was perfect for such parties. would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Holi!