Kareena Kapoor affectionately known as Bebo by Bollywood insiders has been known to break the mould and redefine conventions. Bebo burst onto the scene nearly a decade ago embracing the size zero obsession of the west. The phenomenon was still unheard of in Bollywood but Kareena decided to go ultra skinny for her role Tashan, eliciting both bouquets and brickbats for her controversial decision. In that moment as she strut her enviable hot bod in a lime green swimsuit, Bebo had well and truly arrived, leaving her detractors stumped.
Kareena has never given a damn about reactions. Be it for her choice of roles, her off-kilter sartorial picks, her provocative remarks or even her eyebrow raising dating of less-than-ideal men. She defied all societal norms by marrying Saif Ali Khan, her senior by a decade and previously married with two kids. The couple went on to prove that true love does conquer all, as they were the picture of wedded bliss and then new parents to a bonny baby boy.
As expected Kareena did not let pregnancy or early motherhood stop her as she continued to fulfill all her work commitments while also giving pregnancy dressing goals to all Indian women. Much of her pregnancy style has been well documented. As that too was a first in a country where many pregnant ladies resign themselves to wearing shapeless sacks for nine months and until after the post pregnancy weight comes off.
Bebo’s post maternity game was stronger than ever, with many fashion critics claiming that she’s become hotter than ever before. Her daring and bold outfits come as a refreshing breath of fresh air for women everywhere. Being a mother doesn’t have to be the nail in the coffin of your sexiness and no one does mommy chic better than the Begum herself.
Just a few months after the birth of Taimur, she had already embarked on her weight loss journey but she still managed to make heads turn with her stylish new mommy ensembles.
Her very first public appearance after birth saw her dressed in a loose A-line ankle length dress from Verb by Pallavi Singhee. The busy bohemian print provided the perfect camouflage for a still flabby tummy. Following this look Bebo was often seen in similar easy silhouettes like the oxblood collared dress by Ankita Choksey, an Anita Dongre Grassroot maxi dress layered under a denim jacket and another Ankita Choksey peasant bardot paneled dress.
Bebo’s Very First Post Pregnancy Appearances
It wasn’t long before the empress of style got her sexy pre-baby body back. She recently sizzled up the pages of fashion bible Vogue as she also opened up about her fitness journey as a first time mom.
Bebo On The Cover Of Vogue India
Her luscious bikini pictures from the same issue did come under fire for uncalled for photoshopping but seeing her figure in other bodycon numbers, it’s hard to believe any further editing was necessary.
Bebo’s Post Baby Bikini Pictures
Bebo’s Vogue Editorial Shot
When she isn’t gracing the covers of magazines, she’s busy gearing up for the release of her movie Veere Di Wedding. As is customary in the run up to a major premiere, Bebo has been making countless public appearances. Amongst them were an unusual number of book launches, as they seem to have become the flavor of Bollywood’s elite these days. There were two for her dietician and longtime friend Rujuta Diwekar. As is inherent to her, Kareena made her first appearance for the book launch extremely polarizing. Critics were completely divided on whether to applaud or abhor her mixed print Missoni separates. Her second appearance was much more subdued and tame in comparison as she stepped out in a wrap satin peach dress. However it was her latest eye-ball grabbing presence at sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan’s book launch in a body hugging, cut out, red Biphu Mohapatra dress that made everyone gasp in awe.
Bebo’s Book Launch Appearances
For the woman who walked the ramp even while pregnant, it would be unlikely that having a baby would stop her from playing muse to Indian fashion designers. Bebo continued her reign on the catwalk and in editorials for the industry’s stalwarts. She made her post baby fashion show debut dressed in a nude and white laser cut lace lehenga and corset set for Manish Malhotra’s show in Kenya. Quickly followed by a plunging neckline and raglan sleeve silvery-grey maxi dress while attending the Faraz Manan Couture Show. She topped off the fashion frenzy with an aptly titled Royal Diwali Ensemble by Tarun Tahiliani, an advertising campaign promoting his regal festive collection.
Bebo’s Ensembles For Fashion Events
It wasn’t all short appearances for the yummy mummy, as she was also hard at work with her brand endorsements. As part of her commitments for Indian cosmetics giant Lux, she also shot for a promotional campaign for the Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017. She was seen in three sultry looks for the advertorial. The first was a strapless high slit sequined gown with fur detailing, the second was a black corseted sweetheart neckline gown featuring a sheer skirt and the last a dreamy peach layered deep v-neck gown.
Bebo’s Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 Campaign
Thankfully it wasn’t all work and no play because anyone who knows Bebo is aware that she’s anything but a dull girl. She made ample time to party it up with her tight gang of girls as well as her industry and business favourites. Bebo attended longtime bestie Malaika Arora’s Christmas bash in monochrome bralet, palazzo and jacket coordinates showing off those gym toned abs. She also turned heads in a black slited one-shoulder tuxedo dress by Ashish N Soni for the glittering Ambani bash in honour of Natalia Vodianova.
Bebo’s Party Outfits
Sources: Vogue.in, Latestphotoshoots.in, Thedigitalhash.com, India.com, Indianexpress.com, Beautyandfashionfreaks.com, Elle.in, Ladyindia.com, c65.in, Fropky.com, Pinkvilla.com