Fashion Police: The ‘run away’ factor

Published: April 26, 2013
It seems like Vidya is still suffering from the no-stylist disease.

It seems like Vidya is still suffering from the no-stylist disease.

Bollywood actor Vidya Balan showed up at the special screening of Aashiqui 2 wearing what looked like a bed cover.

There’s nothing wrong with wearing desi couture, but we’re not sure what the purpose behind these rags was. It seems like, even after all the fame and money she earned in B-town, Vidya is still suffering from the no-stylist disease. Tsk tsk tsk — here’s the breakdown of what went wrong.

The charge sheet



Living in a world of divas and fashionistas, Vidya should have done better with her hair. She clipped half of her hair, leaving the rest down without any curls, waves or style. Get a nice cut at least, if you don’t have time to spend on your hair.


What make-up? As much as we love those gorgeous eyes and pretty smile, we wished Vidya used some cosmetics to enhance her features. A bright shade of lipstick could have helped in taking some of our attention off that hideous outfit. We thank you for the black-lined eyes.


With all that was going wrong, Vidya deserves to be applauded for the earrings. There is nothing else to comment on except the mismatched banarsi bag she’s flaunting. We wonder who advised her to buy that thing, and then carry it out in the open also.


Now that Vidya’s moved on from her sari-wearing days, it seems that she’s turned her collection into kurtas and ghagras. The cloth of the outfit was better suited for a bed spread or cushion covers. While the low neckline might have gotten her some stares, Vidya scores no points with us — the stitching and fitting seem untidy and out of place. The kurta was not complementing her voluptuous figure and that plain black dupatta needs to be returned to the lender.


Vidya decided to wear kolah-puris with her ghagra. The pair of chappals are nice, but only if you are going to the beach. We wished someone could kick some style sense in her. Sadly, the sandals didn’t do any wonders for her entire look.

Bail out!

Aishwarya Rai


Aish looked elegant when she arrived at the Filmfare award ceremony last year. She wore a golden net and silk lehenga with sequins and embroidery. Make some notes Vidya — the new wife and mom still had time to dress in style because well, it’s crucial for the celeb-status.

Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam

The Vicky Donor actor knew she looked good in her golden ensemble. Yami wore the perfectly fitted two-piece lehenga, embellished with gold work. We’re wondering why Vidya didn’t get the news yet — it’s East-meets-West style now. Two thumbs up for that confident smile!

Ileana D’ Cruz

Ileana D’ Cruz

The diva that made her debut with Barfi! looked stunning at the 58th Filmfare Awards 2013. She glittered from head-to-toe on the red carpet in an all gold desi-ish ghagra choli. We’re sure she was particular about what she wore to her first award ceremony and yes, it’s always better to be extra cautious than sorry.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2013.                    

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