Love it or hate, but you can't ignore the fact that every Bollywood actress wants to flaunt a bikini at least once in her film career.
While the likes of Sonakshi Sinha and Vidya Balan might run away from the tiny-miny attire, but deep inside the hearts the bikini must be an object of attraction even for them.
While yesteryears' divas like Sharmila Tagore and Zeenat Aman made it popular, modern day damsels gave it a sexy twist every time they wore one.
As Aditi Rao Hyadri's recent bikini outing in her latest release Boss left Bollyland talking, let's take a look at the hottest Bikini beauties of Bollywood, who managed to turn on the heat in the erotic attire...
Mumtaz: Leaving little to imagination, curvy babe Mumtaz wore a tiny-miny black bikini in film Aparadh.
She starred opposite Feroze Khan and together they were a house on fire.
Nutan: If you thought bikini looks hot only in colour, check out the yesteryears' actress Nutan creating magic in the black-and-white era with her bikini moment.
It was for the film Dilli Ka Thug that Nutan wore a maillot and created a storm in the conservative times.
Sharmila Tagore: Known to the modern generation as the elegant, stylish and sophisticated mommy of Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore once sizzled in a bikini for her film, An Evening in Paris.
The dare to bare Sharmila didn't stop there and went on to pose in a bikini for the cover of a glossy.
Zeenat Aman: It won't be wrong to credit Zeenat Aman to kick start the era of international bodies in Bollywood.
Ultra glam and uber sexy Zeenat Aman left everyone gaping when she scorched the screen in her bikini blouses in Satyam Shivam Sundaram and later on slipped into a sensuous swim suit in Qurbaani.
Mallika Sherawat: Everything that she does makes headlines.
And her bikini act in her last release Double Dhamaal was no exception.
While, Mallika definitely grabbed eyeballs when she flaunted her curves in a bright orange bikini, the film tanked at the Box Office.
Lara Dutta: She must have worn a swim suit during the beauty pageant but Lara made her bikini debut in Bollywood was with 'Blue' film...err film titled Blue.
It was a treat to watch a fitter than ever Lara sporting the attire.
Perhaps, it was the best part of the entire film.
Shilpa Shetty: Would you believe that Shilpa Shetty has never donned a two-piece bikini? With a figure like hers, actresses would have jumped for a chance.
However, Shilpa bagged all the attention with a bikini top that she wore for a special song she did in Dostaana.
Anushka Sharma: After the girl-next-door role in Rab Ne Banadi Jodi, it was time to bid adieu to behenji act for Anushka who looked sizzling hot in a bikini in Badmaash Company.
If once wasn't enough, Anushka decided to titillate her fans yet again in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl.
Deepika Padukone: Leggy lass Deepika Padukone's first bikini act came with Cocktail and she looked smoking hot in that blazing orange bikini.
Bipasha Basu: The Bong beauty Bipasha is one of those very few Bollywood actresses, who can make a bikini look beautiful.
A perfectly hour glass figure and an enviable height, Bipasha is tailor made for wearing a bikini.
Last time she wooed her fans wearing a bikini was in Dhoom 2.
Kareena Kapoor: A head turner always, Kareena managed to walk away with adulation when she kissed size zero and then flaunted it in a bikini in Tashan and Kambakkt Ishq.
Minissha Lamba: It was a total image makeover for Minissha and a pleasant surprise for her fans when the petite beauty slipped into an itsy-bitsy bikini in the film Kidnap.
Since then there has been no looking back for Minissha who has sported the bikini many times.
Sunny Leone: Not a first for Sunny of course, but it was the first time Indian audiences were about to see a porn star slipping into a bikini for a Bollywood film.
Sunny looked like a dream in the bikini and audiences said paisa vasool, though her debut film, Jism 2 was a flop.
Shruti Hassan: South siren and daughter of Kamal Hassan, Shruti tried really hard to make a mark in Bollywood.
And her bikini act in her Bollywood debut Luck was one such failed attempt.
Rani Mukherjee: The first and probably the last time Rani Mukherjee was seen sporting a bikini was in Yash Chopra's Dil Bole Hadippa.
Neither did Rani's bikini act nor could the film create any roar.