The film industry better known as Bollywood has transformed in many ways over the years, but nothing has been more in-your-face than the figures of its leading ladies. With today’s average movie stars transforming into nothing short of a fitness and wellness guru for a loyal and trusting following, the focus on the Bollywood body is sharper than ever.
We trace the transformations from the ’40s to now, detailing each fitness trend or diet epidemic that swept the industry. Follow the evolution of the Bollywood body from the early days when actresses were discreet about their fitness routines to the point of being secretive, through the ’70s when the torso became the lead role, to today’s fitness-obsessed A-listers.
Check out the timeline of the Bollywood body: