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A Different Kind of Awards Ceremony.

Along with Akki, La Rai attended a ceremony at Rasthrapati Bhavan where both were awarded Padma Shri honors by President Pratibha Patil. Fyi: the Padma Shri is India's fourth highest civilian honor, and was awarded to these two for their contributions to Indian cinema. "Bravo!" I say.Photo Credit: Reuters Pictures.
While I absolutely adore Aishwarya's kundan earrings and particularly her kundan bangle, I couldn't help but feeling that coupled with the pageant-style makeup, the hot pink color of the sari + the flashy embroidery = a look that's a little too jhak pak for a staid awards ceremony. I mean, come on Aish, this isn't exactly the Filmfare Awards! I may be biased, but I think a silk sari with real zaari would have been so much more appropriate for the occasion. I gotta say, Akki is absolutely dressed to the nines in his formal, pin stripe suit! He's got a fully buttoned crisp, white collared shirt with his tie on the outside as it should be, and no man cleavage in sight! Maybe La Rai should've taken a clue from him.

Peering through pics of La Rai receiving the award, I couldn't help but think the OTT look reminded me of someone else. I thought about it and realized it reminded me of none other than La Dixit who was awarded the Padma Shri last year! Take a look for yourselves!Photo Credit: Reuters Pictures.(L) Photo Credit: Reuters Pictures. (R) Photo Credit: AP Photo.
Apparently, heavy duty pancake foundation and mega-watt blush paired with a lightly curled, wavy mane and a loud sari are just parts of the standard uniform for Bollywood starlets receiving awards at the Presidential Palace. The similarities between La Dixit and La Rai are just uncanny aren't they? Makes me think they shared a stylist for this event ... and that said stylist should be sacked.


JJC said…
I guess in an attempt to look their best..they bring about their filmi looks to real life..which doesnt always work.
Both the ladies wouldve looked great if this was on screen.
rocking an old school tradtional look wouldve def gone better..
twinkle did a little better, but i think she took understated a bit seriously
desipolitan said…
Good point, JJC! They do look like they're ready to shoot ... perhaps the always mandatory wedding scene? I'll update with a snap of Twinkle.

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