Bollywood's 30-plus hotties

Gone are the days when actresses couldn’t dream of being superstars post their twenties, and when marriage spelled doom to the ladies’ careers in Bollywood. The new degeneration divas have shown the older, archaic belief, that 30-plus actresses cannot make it big, the door!

The first and best example we have for you to see is the ruling lady of Bollywood today- none other than Kareena Kapoor! At 31, she’s all set to rule the screen yet again with her upcoming release. Not only is Bebo still more desirable than she ever was, she’s also paid higher than most of even her male contemporaries can dare ask.

The latest entrant on the 30s list is Priyanka Chopra- and while we could go on and on about her hotness at 30, her skill requires only one word for us to pass the message- ‘Barfi!’.

High up on the rate scale is Vidya Balan. She’s made a relatively late entry on to films, but the past few hits delivered by this lady at 34 reveals that age isn’t a factor when it comes to being really good at what you do. Same goes for Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu, whose Raaz 3 reinstated that 33 isn’t ready to shed the sexiness!

Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan is 38. The mom, bahu and good-girl of Bollywood has put on a sturdy lot of weight post-pregnancy, but given her standing in the industry and that she’s losing the flab fast, you know that it won’t take long for the lady to be back in the business. Same goes for Mrs Raj Kundra, or Shilpa Shetty, 37- whose motherhood fat is out sooner than her movies from the theatre, and that’s saying something. Lara Dutta, 34- pageant winner and fitness freak too is getting back those enviable curves and kickass looks.

It’s come-back time for Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee this year. The Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna co-actors will be on the screen with Ishkq in Paris and Aiyyaa! soon, and they’re both aged 37 and 34 respectively. Pretty cool, right?

Nargis Fakhri had Bollywood gaping at her hotness in Rockstar almost a year back. She may not be the most talented or the most in demand, but at 32, she’s definitely a winner on the scorch-scale. Malaika Arora-Khan too may have limited herself to item numbers most of the time, but this model-VJ-actress and mother has made Munni Badnaam the hottest number to get ghaati with!

They may not be the obvious leads in most films, but Neha Dhupia and Mahie Gill add value to the projects they’re part of. Given that and the fact that even in their 30s, they’re as desirable as any woman can get- and you know Bollywood is at their feet.

Hotties like Mallika Sherawat and Chitrangada Singh are a guarantee that the screen will be set alight by sexiness. While Mallika is in her mid-30s, Chitrangada is not only 36- but a mother as well. Watch ‘I want only you’ from Joker to understand why we’re drooling over her too!

So we’ve made out point- If you’re aged 30 or above, worry not! It’s not the number, but the talent, the style and the confidence that will help you make it big in Bollywood!