Boom (2003): A treasure trove of celebrity childhood photos

कीचड़ में ही कमल खिलते हैं
(Kichad mein hi kamal khilte hain)
Out of the mud, the lovely lotus blooms

Not too many would’ve seen Kaizad Gustad’s 2003 debacle, Boom, apart from the Katrina Kaif scene with Gulshan Grover (the saucier kissing scene with Gulshan Grover was edited out). For Katrina, Boom was her Bollywood debut and also had her in a never seen after avatar. Apart from the skin show and Amitabh Bachchan’s atrocious role, there’s actually not much to recall about the movie, except for the best part of the film (it actually is), that I had almost completely forgotten about. A series of childhood photos of the film’s main starcast.

Some of the photos, we might have seen elsewhere on the Internet, but a few are real treasures. And here’s Cutting the Chai, sharing the spoils of yet another fascinating discovery.

Childhood pics of actors as shown in Boom (in order of appearance) – Madhu Sapre, Katrina Kaif, Padma Lakshmi, Jackie Shroff, Javed Jaffrey, Gulshan Grover, Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman (hers is the gem of the find):

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India/Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Madhu Sapre (Childhood and Miss India, Miss Universe pageant photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Katrina Kaif (Baby, chidlhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Padma Lakshmi (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Jackie Shroff (Baby and youth photos)

Jackie Shroff (Baby and youth photos)

Jackie Shroff (Baby and youth photos)

Jackie Shroff (Baby and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Jaaved Jaffrey (Baby, childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Gulshan Grover (Childhood, teenage and youth photos)

Amitabh Bachchan (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Amitabh Bachchan (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Amitabh Bachchan (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Amitabh Bachchan (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Amitabh Bachchan (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Amitabh Bachchan (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Zeenat Aman (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Zeenat Aman (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Zeenat Aman (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Zeenat Aman (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Zeenat Aman (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

Zeenat Aman (Baby, childhood and teenage photos)

  • det-res

    What a treat. Thanks.

  • zeenat waas so cute…………………who would have ever thought she would grow up to be the ultimate sex symbol

  • avadhesh

    thanks soum

  • yes these fotos really r a treat
    does anybody have any pcis of filmfare awards from 1978