TGIF ReRun: Dhoti Men! For No Reason, Just Happiness

A new anonymous comment just popped up on this old post, which made me reread it and go “hey, this is a great post!” So I am reposting it, just for happiness.

When I think Dhoti, this is my first thought.  Because I am a BAD BAD GIRL.

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But then I started looking further, and it turns out that what began as a traditional wholesome, even religious, garment has been turned into SEX SEX SEX by the current generation.  Soooooooooooooooooooooo many male models.  Like, what is this fashion show?????

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Or this photo shoot?

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So, yeah, it’s not just me.  The whole world has changed, Dhotis are now the thing you wear when you want an excuse to show off your body.

Even Aamir succumbs to this urge

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Ranveer doesn’t even try to fight it.

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Shahid gives Ranveer stiff competition (Why do people get all upset about Priyanka being indecent in “Ghumar” and yet no one says “why do the heroes have to wear their Dhotis so dang low?”)

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Salman of course is often shirtless, but the Dhoti definitely adds to the effect.

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Ranbir, in his very first film even!  And again, Bhansali and his thing for sexy men in Dhotis.  It’s just odd!

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Arjun (gifable, adorable)

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Dino Morea in a sheet that could, theoretically, be folded over to make a Dhoti (okay, it’s a stretch, but I am regretting not including this in my “men laying down” post and I needed a reason to put it up)

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Prabhas, shirtless, Dhoti, wet, and see through

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Prabhas again, still wet, still shirtless, but not see through, and waxed

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Prithviraj, serious in a black Dhoti

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Prithviraj and Rani, displaying the ease of movement available in a Dhoti

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Southern Sid and Prithviraj and Nassar in Dhotis (thank goodness Nassar has a shirt)

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And finally, grand finale, Shahrukh being all traditional and proper and yet still sexy

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Now, questions!


Do you prefer hairy and see through, or waxed and not see through?

For me, I think waxed and not see through.  But that might just be my Bahubali love talking.

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Younger innocent men:

Southern Sid, Arjun, or Ranbir?  Who is your flavor for that “I am sweet and young and don’t really know how to wear a Dhoti yet”?

For me, gotta be Arjun

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Mature Confident Men:

Aamir, Ranveer, Salman, Shahid, or Ajay?  Who is your flavor for that “I wear a Dhoti because it is what a man wears when he is about to do serious things” feeling?

Always Ajay

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And finale:

Shahrukh and Gayatri Joshi, or Prithviraj and Rani, who is sexier?

I think Shahrukh and Gayatri for me.  Not just because for me SRK > Prithviraj, but because the whole subtle interaction thing is way hotter than the explicit.

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(Check out her checking out him!)

And finally, if you were to take only one of these photos and secretly hide it in a book to look at when you are feeling down, which one would it be?

For me, Ajay again

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16 thoughts on “TGIF ReRun: Dhoti Men! For No Reason, Just Happiness

  1. Woke up feeling old and lumpy on this gray, rainy New York day, got my coffee and booted up. OMG, Margaret, Margaret, Margaret! How did I miss this post? I am now sitting here, scrolling up and down, up and down (which fits nicely with “stiff competition”, Catherine) and grinning like a bee in a honeypot. (Oops; can’t stop myself.)
    Thank you DCIB. The Indian sun just came out.

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  2. What an impressive bunch this is! Prabhas is looking pretty fine.
    And ShahRukh can hold his own in more than the shy-singleted category. He is incredibly scrummy in Jiya Jale in DilSe.

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    • Blech, no Jiya Jale! I don’t like his pudgy late 90s baby weight look.

      On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 4:20 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Watching his movie progression, here’s what I see: Starving artist arrives in Mumbai. Starving artist gets jobs and money. Starving artist is no longer starving, finally gets baby fat in his late 20’s. No-longer-starving artist is made to realize (by chubby choreographer) that food and carbohydrates cause baby fat, thus artist returns to starving for the sake of a ripped 6 pack at 42. I feel sorry-not-sorry for the once-again-starving-artist when watching his movies whilst simultaneously eating butter chicken and cupcakes. Think to self that it would do me some good to be a starving artist. Ingest another cupcake.

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        • I prefer the theory one of the commenters suggested here, stress/sympathetic weight gain with every baby. He arrives in Bombay still with the early 20s skinny look, he starts working more and more, no time for healthy eating or exercise, his wife gets pregnant and the stress and the work of the baby makes him retreat to food for comfort, he begins to eat healthily again just in time for her to get pregnant again, pattern returns, second baby is born, he finally gets serious about eating healthy again.

          On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 6:20 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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          • They’re so sleep deprived! And dirty and poorly dressed. I think about this photo any time there’s some sort of question about how involved they were as parents, if they just had servants and stuff. Clearly not.

            On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 12:03 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • This is getting spooky. We really might be telepathically connected somehow. “finally gets baby fat in his late 20’s” made me lol, as did “Ingest another cupcake.” Watching Shah Rukh movies/songs/interviews definitely makes me crave junk food. If I can’t feed one appetite, I’ll make do with another!

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      • Pudgy Shah Rukh is the goat, man! (well, after Adonis-like early 2000’s Shah Rukh, and fascinating current Shah Rukh).

        Speaking of which, the pudgy Shah Rukh poster with whiskey is still living in my copy of 25 Years of a Life. I did, however, print out a smaller version of the photo, which is now hanging at the back of my little coat/purse locker at work. 🙂

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  3. I’m in academia hell right now, and might not be able to watch a full movie for like a month, but this post has cheered me right up! I always have time for dhotis. I’ll take unwaxed see through Prabhas, Arjun, and I just cannot decide on a mature man. I have a slight preference for Prithviraj and Rani, since they are so joyful and fun together.


    • So glad! That’s what it is there for, for happiness!

      Make sure to check out the Library Guys TGIF too if you haven’t already.

      On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 7:01 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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