Yes, there was a time when the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai -- listed among the world's 101 sexiest celebrities -- looked liked the woman on the left.
Not everyone in showbiz had it as easy as the recent actresses like, say, Priyanka Chopra or Lara Dutta, who have looked glamorous since the day they stepped into the limelight.
Bollywood has seen its share of gawky heroines, like Karisma Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar and Shilpa Shetty.
rediff.com takes a comparitive look.
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