India as a country is obsessed with two things- cricket and Bollywood. No, make that three, for who can say we aren’t obsessed with jewellery-either wearing them or storing them in lockers. But when it comes to Bollywood, obsessions work on a higher, often crazier levels. And the things the stars are obsessed with might even make us ordinary folks feel a little dizzy. Here are the crazy obsessions of 13 Bollywood stars.
1. Priyanka Chopra
Obsessed with: Shoes
It’s rather expected of an actress to be concerned with her appearances. In fact, we wouldn’t want it otherwise. But Priyanka Chopra takes the idea of having the right footwear to make her look good to another level, at least when it comes to shoes. Whether it be YSL, Christian Louboutins or Ferragamos, she has shoes from all these brands and more.
2. Vidya Balan
Obsessed with: Sari
If you thought that micro-minis and western designer wears are slowing eating into the market for saris, the worry is probably misplaced. At least, that’s how it looks like when you learn that Vidya Balan-one of the most respected actresses working in Bollywood has more than eight hundred saris in her collection.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Obsessed with: Blue pair of jeans
Never mind the fact that SRK can get designer wears custom made for him. When it comes to choosing his outfit, Khan has a thing for denim. Not just a thing, actually but a THING. He owns over 1500 pairs of blue jeans!
4. Kangana Ranaut
Obsessed with: Tattoos
A sword, a cross with wings, an angel…no, we aren’t talking about the elements of a fantasy novel. Rather, these are the motifs that are inked on Kangana Ranaut’s body. The actress loves to get tattoos as a way of experimenting with her looks.
5. John Abraham
Obsessed with: Superbikes
Given his hunkish persona it’s probably not surprising that John Abraham is crazily passionate about superbikes. And considering the fact that he makes some good money, you know he can easily act on that obsession. But it still doesn’t mean some of us are not envious of him for that.
6. Sonam Kapoor
Obsessed with: Fashion attire
It’s safe to assume that Sonam Kapoor spends as much time co-ordinating her looks as a scientist would on a particularly tough math challenge. While the scientist may or may not arrive at the answer, Kapoor certainly does-in the smashing ways she manages to look like in her public appearances. This self-confessed fashion freak has apparels from all the major brands like Prada, Marc Jacobs and Gucci peeking out of her wardrobe.
7. Bipasha Basu
Obsessed with: Watches
For some reason wristwatches have always been associated with distinct personalities. More than an apparatus to tell the time by it supposedly denotes a strong personality. Bipasha Basu is known for her individualistic approach to life and work. Maybe her obsessions with watches-having one for every occasion-is not a coincidence after all.
8. Ameesha Patel
Obsessed with: Bags
Hard core Bollywood geeks might want to know what exactly Ameesha Patel carries in her bags but all we can tell you is that the actress is so taken with the accessory that she owns bags from all the major labels in multiple colours and designs.
9. Arjun Rampal
Obsessed with: The colour black
Not sure how deep the actor is into rock n’roll but he loves the colour black all the same. Fast cars is something else that he loves and all the cars that he owns come in black. And as for his attire, it’s common enough to see him in black Armani suits at award ceremonies. Perhaps, he had an encounter with bats during his childhood which he cannot get out of his mind.
10. Salman Khan
Obsessed with: Perfumes and soaps
Maybe it’s kind of weird that the thing that has captured the fancy of the macho actor is perfumes and soaps-herbal soaps in particular. But then, when you are one of the dominating Khans of Bollywood you can indulge in your obsessions, regardless of whether it’s strange or not.
11. Lara Dutta
Obsessed with: Shopping
A self-confessed shopaholic, the former Miss Universe buys everything that comes her way. Well, not quite, but it does supposedly come close to the reality. An object of particular fascination for this Bollywood actress is shoes.
12. Preity Zinta
Obsessed with: Cleanliness
It’s definitely a good thing to be attuned towards cleanliness. However, being obsessed with it, ironically enough, may not be healthy. To be fair to Zinta, it’s not known whether she has taken her peculiar obsession to crazy extremes. The actress has mentioned in many an interview that she hates using a bathroom or loo that has even a speck of dirt in it.
13. Sanjay Dutt
Obsessed with: Tattoos
Dutt is said to be obsessed with tattoos which is understandable given how his other obsession is body fitness. After all, one is prone to adorn what one is proud of.
While checking out the obsessions of Bollywood actors can be amusing, it’s even more entertaining to watch them perform well on screen. And as long as their varied obsessions don’t get them sidetracked from their work, we have no qualms about their obsessions.