Decoding the choli, B'wood style

With the help of the voyeuristic camera, the portrayal of this itsy bitsy piece of clothing has been often considered as a promise of unknown. Here's a look

Bollywoods affair with the itsy bitsy choli is nothing new. This indigenous piece of clothing has captured the imagination of audience and has managed to put it on the fashion map. From knotty, crisscrossed to the halter and bikini style, the cholis have also evolved over time. As Kareena dons this popular garment in 'Dil Mera Muft Ka' from 'Agent Vinod', we bring you popular cholis that rocked Bollywood.

Madhuri Dixit in 'Choli Ke Peeche':  Madhuri Dixit's sexy and provocative dance number 'Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai' from the 1993 film 'Khalnayak' became one of the most famous music videos of all times. Thanks to the lyrics of the song and equally suggestive dance movements, Madhuri's choli became national controversy and the film garnered enough eye-balls to become a super-hit. The song became popular and was considered a favourite 'eve-teasing' song at that time. Despite the scandals, no one could deny that Madhuri looked stunning in the red lehenga choli.

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Aishwarya Rai in 'Kajra Re': In her maiden item number, Ash looked smoking hot in lehenga choli as she danced with her future husband and father-in-law to 'Kajra Re' from 'Bunty and Babli'. The dangerously tiny choli and lehenga were unable to contain the lush plenitude as her suggestively surrendered and challenged the men in the song.

Kareena Kapoor in 'Bhaage Re Mann': As a hardened yet child-like hooker in Chameli, Kareena Kapoor set the screen on fire in this rain song from 'Chameli'. With just one gaudy sari and blouse for the whole film, Kareena managed to make even a sex-worker stunning.

 Watch: Kareena in 'Dil Mera Muft Ka'

Madhuri Dixit in 'Dhak Dhak': Picturised as a dream sequence in Beta, Maduri gyrated to Dhak Dhak and gave sleepless nights to many. With outward thrusts and an apparent mimicry of the beating heart, the ensuing politics of representation becomes the camera's voyeuristic ally. The sexy orange blouse and lehenga with intricate work couple with her perfect thumkas got the crowds drooling all over the place. The waterfall sequence was the much rewounded scene in the VHS era.

Priyanka Chopra in 'Desi Girl': The golden sari and the knotted blouse Piggy Chops wore for 'Desi Girl' from Dostana was an instant hit and was the most sought after design as a cocktail blouse. The actress looked smoking hot as she danced with John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan.

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Katrina Kaif in 'Sheila Ki Jawani': Sheila Ki Jawani had a raw energy oozing with Katrina's lustful and powerful dance moves. The song transformed Katrina's image from babydoll to a raunchy babe and the tiny pink choli and the thinly draped sari left nothing to the imagination. The spicy lyrics and Katrina's sexy moves instantly became a national anthem and the electrifying song was one of the most played song that year.

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 Vidya Balan in 'Ooh La La': 

Vidya Balan's gusty act to pull off the quarter-sleeved and generous cleavage-revealing blouses in her latest film 'The Dirty Picture' deserves a special mention. Playing the role of southern siren Silk, she went ahead and unabashedly revealed her curves in 'Ooh La La'. The red blouse deserve a special mention here.

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Katrina Kaif in 'Chikni Chameli': the pretty plaid checkered blouse with gold zari work at the hem accentuated Kat's Konkani look as she performed to the high-energy song 'Chikni Chameli' from 'Agneepath'.Though the film was trashed by critics, Chikni Chameli was given a thumbs-up by the audience.

Also watch: How Chameli became chikni

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