B-Town’s topless beauties
It was credited as the third lead in Anjaana Anjaani. After award-winning art and set designer Sharmishta Roy gave her some ‘final touches’, she was aptly named Blush. Not only did this classic Cadillac ferry the stars of the film, it drove to stardom itself. A smitten Sajid Nadiadwala, producer of the film, ended up buying the car for himself, and drove it down to the premiere as well.
When the three boys of Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara go on their road trip, they end up ditching their SUV and jump aboard a classic sky blue Buick. With the car rolling down the hills, caressing the landscape and giving a panaromic eye-full of heaven, Spain never looked more beautiful.
Roll back to the sixties, seventies or eighties — the Hindi film industry’s trademark romantic escapades or crazy car chases were incomplete without the convertible, especially the all-time favourite, the Chevrolet. Later, the flamboyant Impala vroomed to be a celluloid icon. In 1967, Rajesh Khanna’s father gifted him the latest model of Impala at the premiere of his film, Raaz.
From the Chevy Bel Air in Jewel Thief to Amitabh Bachchan’s muscle Mustang in Agneepath, from Feroz Khan’s bevy of convertible beauties to Shammi Kapoor romancing Shakila in a Chevy Convertible in China Town — these topless beauties have always been quite a pet on the sets. Junior Bachchan tried to revive the same magic in Bluffmaster with his Mustang,