Hosted on January 14 in Mumbai, Bollywood glitterati attended the Like OK Awards in full flow. Offering up the top shots of Indian cinema, it was quite the demonstration. Dazzling on the red carpet, the stars sported a gamut of silhouettes. From floor-grazing lehengas and embroidered saris to glinting gowns, we saw an amalgam of tradition and charm. Here are the looks that had our attention.
The Happy New Year star wore a black lehenga-styled sari from Jade. The outfit boasted intricate ivory-hued embroidery featuring a peacock design at the pallu. Sporting a very time-honoured look, the star went for ethnic jhumkis from Amrapali and a black bindi. Tucking her jet locks in a neat bun, the diva carried a gold toned Bottega Veneta knot clutch that helped complete her engaging look.
The hushed gold gown on the Fanaa beauty made her one of the best dressed at the occasion. The mother of two carried off the shimmering Rocky S ensemble with precision. Cinched at the waist, the gown excelled at accentuating her newly-slimmed bod. Styling her hair back in a middle part, and going for grey smokey eyes and a nude lip, the actor emitted a muted-glam appeal. Talk about a gold vision!
The Kick actor dared to look different in a distinctive noir ensemble but didn’t quite hit bull’s eye. The Fall 2013 Giorgio Armani black velvet gown which featured an over-sized butterfly bow seemed more fit for a solemn theatrical than a prestigious awards night. Cinched at the sternum, the exaggerated pattern on the chest was embellished with a big button in the centre that gave the edgy star a tacky look.
Opting for a vivid fuchsia lehenga by famed designer Rohit Bal, Sonam captivated the hearts of many. A well fitted sleeveless gold bodice paired with the gold-embossed voluminous lehenga, the actor nailed the bridal effect. The Dolly Ki Doli diva ornamented herself in a chunky ethnic kundan maatha-patti and traditional-vintage gold bangles. Going for heavily lined eyes, she kept the rest of her make-up modest.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2015.