Girl Crush: Bollywood Edition
So this term has been thrown around for a while now but for the uninitiated 'Girl Crush' simply means adoring and admiring another girl in a sense of wanting to be like her or simply wanting to be friends with her.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why she is on this list; I mean the girl is gorgeous! (The long legs, the big beautiful eyes, the dimpled smile, I could on and on) But what I like about her the most is that she stays true to herself. Her style, her look, her mannerisms, even the way she speaks are all her own and you can't accuse Deepika of jacking someone else's swagger. Comfortable in her own (and very beautiful) skin Deepika Padukone is total girl crush material!
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The second word I associate with ARB (the first word being 'beautiful' duh!) is 'dignity'! I think the woman personifies dignity in the way she leads her life. Globally recognised actor, wife, and mother ARB is a living testimony to the fact that we can have it all. This breathtakingly beautiful icon dismisses any criticisms about her weight and says she is happy being who she is; you can't find a better, more empowering role model than her!
The original 'diva', Sridevi's popularity is simply unmatchable, so much so, that in a world obsessed with youth and the next pyts Sridevi's comeback is eagerly awaited by millions. Sridevi is super cute, super adorable, and super funny and proves that girls can look sexy without shedding their clothes, flipping their hair, or pouting. Her playful smile and easy sense of humour make her 100% original and 100% lovable.
Labelled as the Queen of Bollywood in the mid 2000s, this tiger-eyed beauty personifies the word 'effortless' which is simply refreshing in a sea of people trying too hard. Spunky, sassy, and always ready with a bright smile Rani lives her life her way without any excuses or apologies. Her spontaneous acting on-screen and her easy going charm off-screen make her someone you'd want to hang with and someone you'd want to be like.
Okay so I'm cheating a bit, I know Freida Pinto isn't technically 'Bollywood' but she’s Indian and is featured prominently on this website so I'm hoping you guys will give me a bit of leeway! :)
So here was my list of girl crushes, what is yours? Sound off in the comments below and remember that there is no set criteria for a girl crush; the heart likes what the heart likes! :)
Photos courtesy of: Pinkvilla; Rediff; Lazy Pic.