Cosmetic surgery is a common phenomenon in an industry where most work is established through a flawless face.
Not many celebrities admit to having gone under the knife. If you ever happen to find a rare, vintage poster of Kareena Kapoor from her Refugee days, you will see the difference in the facial features Bebo has.
Several Bollywood stars have opted for alterations to keep up with the industry’s need to look flawless. It is for business, they say. Without it, they are just another Bebo of the yesteryears trying to dig their way into B-Town.
Cosmetic surgery is a luxury for the rich
Celebrities who opt for alterations are often criticised for their choice to go under the knife and their beauty is deemed artificial. What’s wrong in following a path of self-improvement?
In an industry as cut-throat as the film industry, chances are if you don’t have the right father, or the right nose, your place is inadmissible in the closer circles of fame. So there’s no harm in getting a slimmer nose here and a brow-lift there to fit into the mould of beauty that exists in Bollywood. If you are an ardent follower of Bollywood, you will have noticed massive changes in a few celebrities – the way they looked five years before, and the way they look now.
Here are all the known faces of Bollywood celebrities who have gone in for cosmetic surgery.
1. Anushka Sharma
This Band Baaja Baraat actor had a beautiful face even before she opted for lip enhancing surgery. In no way am I implying that Anushka does not look good now, but she was already near to perfect, as a woman can be – with a pretty face, a successful career and a cricketer boyfriend by her side. Her career was stable – movies with the big Khans of Bollywood, bagging awards and high-end commercials and she still went under the knife. Keeping up with the pressure of the industry is a tedious job and Anushka Sharma did what she had to, to keep up with it. But she admitted to undergoing a lip-enhancing tool and we love her for the honesty.
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2. Priyanka Chopra
After taking Bollywood by storm, she has starred as the protagonist in an American TV series too. Internationally acclaimed for her role in Quantico, she has also attended the Royal Wedding. If you compare her images from the time she bagged the Miss World title to this day, you’ll notice a lot of visible facial adjustments that has worked out really well for her. She has never admitted to undergoing surgery but has never said no when asked about a probable nose job, lip enhancing treatments or injections.
Sridevi was the evergreen beauty queen of Bollywood. The actress however, had gone through Botox treatments and a visible nose surgery.
4. Shilpa Shetty
Imagine being way north of 40 and still having a toned body like Shilpa Shetty. She is so fit and her figure has been a constant, through all these years. She has however admitted to going through not one, but two bouts of nose surgery. She has openly admitted regarding her road to self-improvement, which we have to admit has worked out great for her career as well.
5. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor has undergone surgeries to help get a plumper, fuller cheek. She showed off her much prominent cheekbones in Tashan. Rumours are she opted for a nose surgery as well. The entire face correction has worked out pretty well for this Nawab-Begum.
6. Koena Mitra
While Botox and cosmetic surgery has worked for most of the actresses, Koena Mitra was not one of them. The Bengali beauty has sharp Bengali features that she wanted to change by going under the knife. The surgery results were not as she or any of us had hoped for. She is almost unrecognisable after the surgery.
7. Rakhi Sawant
Rakhi Sawant was quite an item girl before opting for a lip job and face lift- both that went horribly wrong. She had an average face – something that Bollywood could do with. The surgery left her looking totally different from what she originally was. She has undergone liposuction, got her jawline chiselled and been through a nose-job too. The result was disastrous – both for the face and her career.