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Best Dressed Bollywood - Top 5

Let's continue our review of the fashionable year that was, shall we?

# 5 - Aishwarya
Rai Bachchan.

2008 was a big year for La Rai - what with the success of major films like Jodhaa Akbar and Provoked, her L'oreal campaign, and appearances at Cannes. Aishwaryashek is undoubtedly the power couple to beat in Bollywood these days. Now if only she could exert a little influence over Abhi-baby and persuade him to shave for once and maybe even lose his favorite high-waisted denim look.

#4 - Preity Zinta

Whether attending business meetings, cheering on her ICL team or promoting a film, Ms. Zinta is consistently dressed to the nines. She rarely falters in avatars ranging from casual to formal and epitomizes the Bollywood fashionista with her love of labels ranging from Dior and Alberta Ferretti to Surily Goel and Manish Arora.

# 3 - Twinkle Khanna.

This former actress is the graceful arm candy often accompanying her mega-star hubby at Bollywood premieres and awards shows. Typically, Ms. Khanna's subdued style tones down Akki's usually garish style (deep man v-necks with pink scarves, anyone?). While she rarely makes as big a splash as her hubby, she is not one to shie away from bright, adventurous color and accessories. The only gripe with Ms. Khanna's style is that like Ms. Chopra, she stays well within her comfort zone of sheath dresses (read: Nicole Miller) and tiered satin numbers (a la Badgley Mishka). That being said, she pulls them off with aplomb and she has of late, turned up lovely Indian outfits for a change of pace.

# 2 - Sonam Kapoor.

This fresh-faced starlet has already made her mark with her quirky sense of fashion and affinity for western designers, as well as her Saawariya inspired desi looks. She is not one to stick to one safe style; rather, she is always mixing it up. Her features epitomize classical Indian beauty and her fashion statements make her a young star to watch!

# 1 - Karisma Kapoor.

Flawless is the word that comes to mind to describe Ms. Kapoor. Flawless hair, makeup and accessories. Ms. Kapoor adeptly utilizes her fantastic hair as an outfit-completing accessory. Whether her hair is pulled back in a sleek low pony tail, or worn wavy and full of volume, there is no doubt that Ms. Kapoor's mane consistently pulls together her look. Ms. Kapoor's tastes range from effortlessly casual to refined formal looks. She never fails to impress.


Anonymous said…
I so agree with this list. I especially think Sonam Kapoor is one of the most gorgeous girls to appear in a long time, I think she's far prettier than Deepika (though D. is not NOT a beauty by any stretch of the imagination).

She just has a lovely, classic quality about her, much like Rani Mukherjee...
desipolitan said…
Totally, Memsaab! SK is such a natural beauty! I do not think it is possible for her to photograph badly.
Beth said…
So much loveliness! I did happen to catch Karisma and Kareena on an episode of Naach Baaliye the other day and thought they both looked like they had applied their makeup with trowels. But I adored what they were wearing!
desipolitan said…
Hmmm. I believe the trowel is the tool of choice for applying tv-grade spackle in B'wood. :) Have you ever happened to catch a serial on Zee tv or some such? Those actors and actresses have at least an inch or two of makeup which is hysterical in the scenes where they are just waking up.

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