Shilpa Shetty got the rare opportunity to go baldand beautiful for her upcoming film, 'The Desire' but chose to let prosthetics do the job instead.
While Shilpa might not have the guts or inclination to shave off her lustrous locks, there are many other celebrities– Indian and international, who have gone ahead with it and sported the bald look.
Shabana Azmi shaved off her locks for Deepa Mehta's film 'Water', which unfortunately got shelved due to protests from certain groups. The film was made but without the original cast. Though she could not be a part of the movie, her going bald was surely not in vain as we think (and so does her husband) that Shabana Azmi looked amazingly sexy sporting the bald look.
Like Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das too had shaved her head for Deepa Mehta's ambitous project on the plight of widows in the country. Later, when the film was revived by Mehta, Das had reportedly offered to work for free in the the film. Though the project could never materialize for her, effort was well appreciated by all.
After a failed marriage and slew of controversies surrounded her, Britney shocked the world when she tonsured her head. It was a moment of liberation for Britney who was on an emotional downward spiral and after getting a tattoo and going bald, Britney only looked ahead to a better life than the one she had been living at the moment.
Diandra Soares, was the first bald model to walk the ramp in India. She first took the plunge 10 years ago in the midst of a Lakme Fashion Week and the second time was on January 2010. She has been described as the most beautiful bald runway model ever and we do not disagree even a single bit.
Antara Mali is another actress who went the bald way for a movie. Usually known for her glamorous roles in B-town, she played the role of a monk in the film 'And Once Again', directed by Amol Palekar. The look suited her perfectly well and went very well with the sombre role that she portrayed.
Portman is probably the prettiest bald actress that we've ever seen. She too, went bald for a movie role. Playing the role of Evey in 'V for Vendetta', Portman did full justice to her role by actually shaving off her hair and not relying on prosthetics and make-up.
The controversy-ridden Deepa Mehta film, 'Water' finally fell in the lap of Canadian actress Lisa Ray for which, obviously, she got tonsured. However, a few years later, she parted ways with her locks for an entirely different reason. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and the treatment caused her to go the bald way again. Her fight with the disease has been a source of inspiration for millions and we don't think she has ever looked more beautiful.