Cross-dressing in movies has followed a long history of female impersonation on the English stage, and made its appearance in the early days of the silent films. This trend has been a part of Bollywood films too, mainly for the comic relief scenes or some psychotic thriller. Major male actors of Bollywood have all disguised as a woman for some role in their long careers.
The latest being Rajkummar Rao for Anurag Basu's upcoming anthology Ludo. He was seen in the traditional woman attire, sporting a green lehenga and matching accessories.
Now, before Rajkummar Rao, there were a lot of other Bollywood men who rocked the female look. Let’s take a look at some of them. (Image: Instagram) (Image: Instagram)
Akshay Kumar donned female avatar for his upcoming film “Laxmmi Bomb”. In the first look shared by Khiladi Kumar, he was seen wearing a red saree, big red bindi and his hair are parted in the centre with long tresses hidden at the back. (Image: Instagram)
Ayushmann Khurrana in Dream Girl: This man can do anything, play any roles and yet be so smooth in them that you’ll tend to believe the unreal. The Andhadhun actor, who his known for his handsome and rugged looks managed to don the female makeup and looks that it was almost unbelievable.
Shah Rukh Khan in Duplicate: The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is also in the list of Bollywood actors who wore female outfits. In the movie Duplicate, he wore a white dress and made a hilarious impact as a woman.
Kamal Hassan in Chachi 420: We surely found this Chachi very different from the other ladies but we loved her. One of Kamal Hassan’s most popular roles, he had played the role with utmost conviction. The quick transition from man to a woman which he carried out in the film gave us major laughter attacks.
Amitabh Bachchan in Lawaaris: We all remember the song, "Mere Angane me" from the movies Lawaaris. It was the female version of Amitabh Bachchan that made the song unforgettable.
Rishi Kapoor in Rafoo Chakkar: Rishi Kapoor is a veteran member in the list of Bollywood actors who wore ladies’ garments on-screen. After looking at Rishi Kapoor in that outfit it would be hard for anyone to resist the impulse of complimenting him.