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Bollywood's drag queens

One thing that men really hate -- or so they say -- wearing is tuxedos (or monkey suits as they are often called). And except for a few metrosexuals, dressing up really means a clean shirt and pair of pants.

So, it really a takes a courageous man to don a dress, unless of course he's going to a drag queen party!

Some may do it for fun or as a gag but in Bollywood it's a perfect disguise, forget the fact that the 'wo'man in question has a unibrow and looks like Attila the Hun!

The latest to join this particular bandwagon is Om Puri in the upcoming flick Buddha Mar Gaya, which is about a rich old man who conks off suddenly leaving millions up for grabs.

Directed by Rahul Rawail (of Betaab, Arjun, Dacoit and Jo Bole So Nihaal fame), this black comedy also stars Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher.

With this in mind, takes a look at some of the men who dared to be really different!

Aamir Khan

Baazi will be remembered for Aamir Khan's new taste in clothes.

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film flopped despite Aamir's best efforts.

Six years later, Aamir teamed up with Ashutosh in Lagaan. The rest, as they say, is history.

Text: Syed Firdaus Ashraf

Also Read: Powerlist: Top Bollywood Actors

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