Looking glamorous, showing skin, putting heavy makeup and wearing sexy dresses is what we all expect from the actresses. They spend a lot of time and money on looking their best and become the style statement.
But there are some actresses who tried to go against the notion and supported de-glam look to get into the skin of their character. Their courageous decision paid off well with a huge appreciation from the audience, critics and experts.
Seeing yesteryear actresses like Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachan and Padmini Kolhapure in no-makeup look was very common. In today’s time when glamorous look is given all the attention, going without makeup needs a lot of guts. Take a look at the actresses who took the risk and got what they deserved.
She is the top name in the actresses supporting de-glam look for the movies. Not just once, she has done it twice in the movies Highway and Udta Punjab and nailed it both the times. The raw look gave more life to her character in both the films and made it more compelling. For Highway, she also won Filmfare Critics award for the best actress.
Aishwarya Rai Bachan
Like Aliya Bhatt, Aishwarya Rai Bachan has also supported no-makeup look in various movies including Sarabjit and Raincoat. The beauty still looked amazing and gave life to her roles in both the movies. In Sarabjit she supported a Punjabi girl’s role in unkempt tresses, simple Salwar Suit and thick framed glasses. In Raincoat, she looked a typical Indian housewife in simple cotton saree, red bindi and a nose pin.
Though it was a bit difficult for the Director Anand L. Rai to convince Sonam Kapoor for a no-make up for the movie Raanjhnaa, she finally got ready for it and looked really good. She proved with her performance that it’s your talent that it more important, not the heavy makeup, expensive dress or designer accessories.
The actress was popular for her quirky style and fashion. But she took the industry by storm with her de-glam look for the movie Dor. She played a widow in the movie and did full justice to her role supporting a simple look in a blue saree throughout the movie.
Again Kangana has supported no makeup look for her two movies – Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. She is known for her strong dress sense and unique style, but it didn’t stop her from supporting the de-glam look to get into the skin of her character. Not just the movies, she has also stated in an interview that “Films are not meant to actresses look beautiful. These are all about good stories and can also be bases on ugly girls.” She is really a daring girl and proved it with her Haryanvi character in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. It really needs a lot of guts for any Bollywood actress to play the role of Kusum “Datto.”
The actress is always known for her acting skills and she proved it well that action speaks louder than words with her spectacular performance in Black. Her no-makeup look drew everyone’s attention only on her acting and the character of a deaf and mute girl. Her hard work paid her well and grabbed her many awards for the role.
Taking inspiration from other actresses, the next name that is going to be added in the list is Anushka Sharma. She impressed the audience with her rough and tough look of a wrestler in the movie Sultan. Not just rigorous training, she has also kept her makeup aside to add more life to her character.