Whether it's dancing around trees or lying in a hospital ward, looking good is of prime concern for pretty much every heroine in Bollywood, (Yes, Vidya Balan too).
Thanks to picture perfect make-up and sexily sculpted bodies, playing a reel-life model is a cake, or should we say ramp walk for our leading ladies.
Off-screen, a model may struggle to find a meaty break in the movies, however essaying a reel model, more often than not, results in a engaging and fleshed out role.
And so life comes a full circle for supermodel-turned actress Bipasha Basu as she slips back into her stylish and confident shoes to portray her original profession in Abbas Mustan's forthcoming thriller, Race.
Others joining the filmi profession are Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut -- both playing cut-throat rivals in Madhur Bhandkar's take on the bold and the beautiful -- Fashion.
Looks like playing a model is in vogue. And here, in no particular order, are the divas from the past.
Text: Sukanya Verma
In the picture: Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy from Race.
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