It was a surprise to see Tina Ambani, who is always spotted in a salwar kameez or saris, in a mini skirt with a shimmering gold top. And Mrs Ambani surely gave the young girls stiff competition.
Biwi No. 1: Gauri Khan shines by Shah Rukh's side at the India Couture Week.
Gauri recently said she's too old to try her luck in Bollywood. She features in a TV commercial for a furnishings brand with husband Shah Rukh. This is her first time before the lights and camera.
While she started out as a homemaker, and someone who lives completely in her superstar husband's shadow, in the recent years, Gauri has come into her own.She took over as one of the key producers of Red Chillies Entertainment, and she gives the venture as much time as any business woman would.Gauri's status as a celebrity of her own standing was first acknowledged by Vogue magazine when they put her on their cover, not as SRK's wife, but as an emerging presence in Bollywood.This move in Gauri's life is significant, because she has children, who she mainly looks after.
Suzanne Khan was also at the India Couture Week, sans her hunky husband Hrithik Roshan. Suzanne got plenty of eyeballs with her shimmering silver body-hugging dress.
Recently Suzanne was said to have walked out on Hrithik because of his alleged affair with Kites co-star Barbara Mori. Suzanne is an established interior decorator and has managed to keep her career independent of that her famous husband's.
She walks the ramp and she sizzles on screen – Malaika “Munni” Khan is not your average star wife.
That's serious star quality: Aishwarya and Abhishek are Bollywood's power couple.
Kiran Rao is Aamir's funkier half. Kiran has been quietly working on her own film, scheduled for release later this year. Rumour has it that she made the film independent of her actor-producer husband who even went on vacation with his kids while she worked. The movie was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival
Amrita Arora married beau Shakeel Ladak after a career filled with ups and downs and has now managed to strike a balance between work and family.
Twinkle Khanna shaky movie career skidded to a halt when she married Akshay Kumar. She's now a successful interior designer and has decorated the homes of her star friends.
Kajol leads the brigade of wives who gave up their movie careers for marriage and motherhood. The award winning actress settled down with Ajay Devgan and had their daughter, Nysa. She made a comeback with Aamir Khan in Fanaa and now mainly works with her husband. Ajay reportedly asked her not to work with Shah Rukh anymore because their on screen chemistry made him uncomfortable. She did, however, appear in My Name is Khan with the superstar.
Madhuri Dixit, too, gave up her glittering career as the nation's sweetheart to live in near anonymity in Denver, USA. She made a comeback with Aaja Nachle in 2007 but it seems that the role she's best suited to now is motherhood.
Raveena Tandon all but gave up acting when she married industrialist Anil Thadani. She appeared in 2 movies after her marriage and none at all since her children were born. Recently, she's been spotted out and about looking very glamorous so chances are she might be considering a return to Bollywood.
Karisma Kapur settled into uneasy matrimony with Sanjay Kapur in 2003. She appeared in Mere Jeevan Saathi after that, but the film bombed. She is looking to make her way back into Bollywood and has a Hindi and a Tamil movie lined up.
Sridevi also went the usual route of quitting films but is going to make a comeback with Mr India 2. She looks lovelier than ever so we cant blame her.
Shilpa Shetty never set the box office on fire but proved herself a savvy businesswoman. She co-owned the now in trouble Rajasthan Royals IPL team, has a range of spas, her own Yoga DVD and recently opened a club in Mumbai. Clearly, husband Raj Kundra's business skills have rubbed off on her!
Ayesha Takia had a post-marriage hit with Salman Khan in Wanted.
Sonali Bendre never did a movie after she married Goldie Behl, but is a familiar face in TV commercials.