Sheer madness

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When I first saw this photo I was like dude Aishwarya was so excited about the screening of Jazbaa that she forgot to wear a churidar.

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But I was proven wrong. She did have time to wear something underneath her Monisha Jaising kaftan – sheer pantyhose.

Who does she think she is? Kate Middleton?


Katti Batti was screened. People came to watch it


By now Kangana Ranaut has had to attend so many movie promotion events that she’s like, “Fuck you! I’m gonna leave my house in bathroom chappals. Try and stop me. No, no. Just try.”

Sonam Kapoor will NEVER think like that.

Huma Qureshi wants you to know that she thinks she looks great. Yes, Huma, we get it. You do look good here.

Gladiator sandals! The best trend since bathroom chappals. Also, why don’t we talk more about how Aditi Rao Hydari’s fashion choices are pretty much always on point? I think that’s a conversation we should all be having.

I can’t tell you how glad I am that we can now wear sneakers with dresses. I know that’s been the trend for a while now but until EVERYONE in Bollywood does not do it how can the rest of us?

Anytime I see a Richa Chadda photo it feels like she’s verbalising her inner thoughts. Like she’s always being snapped mid conversation. Or maybe I just chose this photo on purpose. Also, that top is super trippy.

Short takes

Saif Ali Khan got caught with his pants… half cut at the screening of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil which he has co-produced.

Saif Ali Khan

I get that the rains are upon us and it was a dark theatre so, technically, you can wear shorts but why must he have chosen this particular pair? He could have always worn a cute checkered one with a fitted t-shirt. You know the kinds that look really preppy and very catalog-y? This one seems very half-assed. But he looks happy enough so I think it’s okay.

Dedh chee ya

There was a small window – right around Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 – when we all (namely, my amma and I) thought that Madhuri Dixit-Nene had finally found her fashion mojo. But alas, that was not to be and she soon had a downward spiral. I mean, she looks great in Dedh Ishqiya, yet I do understand the perils of dressing up like that for all events.

At a screening for Dedh Ishqiya

At a screening for Dedh Ishqiya

Yet, does Madhuri realise the perils of looking like this in public? I highly suspect that that’s a negligee she has stuffed down her pants and covered with a jacket. And what is with those brown ballet flats? How is it a sane idea to pair an orange top with muddy brown shoes? HOW?

Dedh Ishqiya screening

Dedh Ishqiya premiered and the cast and a few others stopped by for some free popcorn and Coke.

In Manish Malhotra

In Manish Malhotra

Come on, man. Salim got over Anarkali faster than Bollywood who is refusing to let go of the trend. It was fine when it was a nascent fad. But the over embellishment and the reams of cloth and the lack of any visible churidar is really annoying.

Another Manish Malhotra

Another Manish Malhotra

See, then young actors who don’t know better think that they too should carry on this style. No. Just no.

Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin’s quirky blouse print cannot distract me from the fact that her sari drape is a lot like the saris of those tense women waiting to board the 7.14 Virar fast. Also Poster Huma is fully eyeballing Real-life Kalki.


Maria in Payal Singhal

Maria in Payal Singhal

Maria Goretti’s blouse has a tail! I know in the past I have loved a sari with a tailcoat blouse but I’m not feeling this one as much. The pallu and the tail are actually fighting for space as is her cuff and bangle stack. Arshad Warsi is cool and should stay this way. Maybe wear a suit that’s not so bulky next time.

Sole mates

Ranveer wears a Ashish N Soni suit with Louboutin brogues and Deepika is in a Tahir Sultan jumpsuit

Ranveer wears an Ashish N Soni suit with Louboutins and Deepika is in a Tahir Sultan jumpsuit

If matching-matching shoes do not spell true love, I don’t know what does.

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I’m so over Crazy Eyes here. Not that I was, you know, ever under him. (I have to stop making Friends references.) There’s something unappealing about him. I don’t know if it’s the oiled chest or his roadside romeo vibe but he just lacks charm, I feel.

Cover story

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This is Ayushmann Khurrana at the screening of Issaq. What is it with his stylist experimenting with women’s wear on him? I’m sure there is a plausible explanation for the fringed scarf but I can’t imagine why you’d want to cover a basic white tee. Unless. Unless it carries a hate message about the event you are attending – Issaq, you suck. (Thank you Shweta for pointing out the keen likeness the film’s title has to its essence.)

Now this is much better.

Ayushmann Khurrana Men's Health

See, a lot of good can happen with guys like Ayushmann losing their t-shirts. Six packs of good.