Between making their own style statements and still being in vogue, Bollywood’s gentlemen seem to have gone the Santa Claus way. We aren’t talking about the belly or the popularity; we’re talking about the beard!
The Big Daddy of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, has hardly let go of his french beard, so he's a permanent resident of this list. Shah Rukh Khan was first seen on screen with a beard in Hey Ram, but the ladies loved him in Chak De! India. Now, he’s sporting the trimmed beard for real, off-screen. A little before Ek Tha Tiger hit the screens, Salman Khan too was seen sporting graying stubble. It only added to his appeal! Aamir Khan’s done a lot to suit his characters when it comes to hairstyles and the moustache. But the 46-year old, like his actor *ahem* “friends” too seems too lazy to raise the razor, resulting in a bushy overgrown stubble. We don’t know what’s bitten Saif Ali Khan- because, beard apart, the bleached hair is something we don’t think Kareena knows about. He however, looks sexy as usual, forgiven the hair! Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar- probably the most handsome faces of B-town, look good no matter how they style themselves, so the beard only made these fit as a fiddle gentlemen look elegant. Arjun Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan, with Ishaqzaade and Yuva, made having that mild stubble really hot!
However, not everyone can pull off the fuzz on the face. Take for example Shahid Kapur, Imran Khan and Ranveer Singh. While Shahid and Imran both have smoother, young-boy faces that look odd when they don a beard, Ranveer looks rather threatening with his hair slicked back, like he’s a typical Bollywood villain!
All said and done, it takes some confidence to grow a beard, knowing how ladies love smooth faces. But with the rugged look now settling in, we’re glad the ‘beardo’s have their place in the papers too!