Before we break down Bollywood’s most extra celebrities, let’s clear things up on what exactly ‘extra’ is. It’s not breaking a fashion rule here and turning a head there. It’s an unabashed, almost shameless, display of one’s OTT-ness. It cannot be learned, it cannot be faked and it isn’t a phase.
*Pause for dramatic effect.*
Take a seat for the extra elite.
Our list is kicks off with Kangana Ranaut. If you don’t know why she’s extra, leave.
Kangana could lay low for ages, and suddenly wake up and decide to take a flight like this:
Where is she going? Is that the male lead from Monsters Inc on her arm?
Nothing say extra like wearing the fur of a formerly famous animated monster. Nothing.
Except maybe these ladies.
Let’s break down this picture. Every single one of them is a leading lady, the supporting role of the best friend and and item number. Those feathers aren’t from the wings of defenceless birds. No, they are from the wings of Victoria’s Secret Angels.
On their own, each one of them is perfectly not extra. Somehow together, they each magnify the other until it’s almost too much to handle. There’s a minimum requirement of two members for the clique to be considered extra.
Look away, those sparkles will blind you.
Let’s not forget the Natasha Poonawalla who is also part of their clique, but has to play it down in order not to outshine (literally) the rest of the girls when they are together.
Natasha Poonawalla sets the standard for extra.
And that’s just her back, wait till you see her front:
There are a lot of fringe benefits that come with the territory of being Natasha Poonawalla and most of those benefits are being allowed to wear fringe this frequently. This woman could literally wear fringe anywhere and it would totally be in line with her character. We haven’t seen this much fringe since Sadhana’s golden days.
Any other women would have drowned in her wardrobe by now. Or suffered a serious neck injury under the weight of one of her hats. But not Natasha Poonawalla. It’s like she doesn’t even know her clothes are trying to suffocate her.
Women far less petite have worn lighter outfits but ended up with severe injuries. Hats off to Natasha Poonawalla for not only surviving, but carrying off her wardrobe. No seriously, take your hat off, you’re embarrassing yourself.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may be a former Miss World, but currently she holds the crown for Queen of Extra.
Any woman whose go-to pose is the flying kiss is like the post-credits scene in a Marvel movie– extra.
By anyone who isn’t Ash that is.
And still no one is as extra as Karan Johar. This man’s brain is the parent of both Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Khabie Gham, two movies so notoriously known for being extra that they defined an entire generation of extra millennials.
Let’s not forget that all the songs, drama, sets and characters were a product of Karan Johar. Characters including, but not limited to, these two:
And after he was done, he gave us a show named after himself, which was basically 60 minutes of him and his besties gossiping.
Let’s be real, even though it was called Koffee with Karan, it spilled all the tea.
Karan Johar exclusively takes images of the left side of his face:
*Don’t miss the jacket*
And since you mentioned the jacket, he almost exclusively wears jackets like this:
We would advise you to learn, but EXTRA can’t be bought or taught.