It’s a groovy photo & video sharing platform that leaves little room for words (thankfully!) and a lot of room for selfies, belfies & general photography.
Naturally, the Bollywood Brigade has taken on to Instagram like fish to water. Global celebrities like the Kardashian family & Justin Bieber have eye poppingly huge numbers of followers checking out their every move.
That said, actors & celebrities from Bollywood offer varied takes on their picture perfect lives on this platform. We tell you what works and what well, bores.
In ‘I, Me & Myself’ we Believe! Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez & Huma Qureshi
Okay, as heroines, leading women need to look pretty & perfect at most times- we get that! But the instagram profiles of these leading ladies are repetitive to say the least. Photos of them looking nice, smiling brightly or in Jacqueline’s case, casually sweating it out or sitting it out rain down from their instagram handles. Sometimes, it’s nice. But at other times, you wonder if there aren’t other photographs or moments in their lives that are also worth capturing and sharing.
Quirky & Candid- Alia Bhatt & Priyanka Chopra
Pee Cee’s Instagram profile instantly tells you what’s happening in her life at that moment. Be it in a casual hoodie, or a picture of the city she is currently living in, or moments from her hectic work days, Priyanka shares interesting bits of her super diva life. She also poses for selfies sans make up quite candidly.
Alia Bhatt also has no qualms looking human in her Insta photos. While her boundless energy & girly personality marks almost all her pictures, she has an eye for interesting frames- like the one where she captured her shadow before going for a run. And that works!
Beautiful & Real- Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor is a fashionista, that much is proven. Her red carpet appearances & event outfits are brandished proudly on her instagram profile. But she also shares candid photos clicked with friends, while living her life quite frequently. She doesn’t hesitate to pose without make up & looking just normal. Additionally, her flair for sharing quotes & thoughts makes her profile stand out amongst Bollywood heroines.
Boys to Men- Abhishek Bachchan & Arjun Kapoor
Abhishek Bachchan has a rich & varied range of photos on Instagram. His beautiful life, as a member of the first family of Bollywood is fun to view- sometimes posing with his wife Ash in international hotspots, or sometimes, just looking grumpy when he leaves for a shoot on a Sunday. Abhishek’s Insta profile makes him likeable.
Arjun Kapoor’s photos show the boy in him, and not just the star. It’s fun to catch him smiling brightly and doing fun stuff.
Real Life Beauty- Anurag Kashyap & Shekhar Kapur
Anurag Kashyap is moody & wildly funny at most times. He has the rare ability to laugh at himself. His Instagram profiles is as human as they come- with photos of time spent with his daughter, his family & his friends. At heart, Anurag is a lover of cinema; and has no qualms posing with celebrated filmmakers from across the world like a fan. His profile is not filmy at all.
Shekhar Kapur, on the other hand, gives you a sneak peek into his complex, and beautiful mind through his pictures. Rarely does he post a selfie or photograph of himself. Its always time, places & interesting happenings that he captures. His profile is a lesson in capturing beauty in the ordinary.