Controversy surrounding Beyoncé's appearance aside (follow me on Twitter for a recap), I must say that the video is visually stunning. The cinematography makes me want to jump on a plane and land in Mumbai asap. Lovely!
Queen Bey's look is just...well...over the top. There's no denying the workmanship of the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla piece. However, the styling screams "exotic, goddess, mystical, mysterious, sensual, eastern blah blah blah". The usual, tired Indian trope. Where is the value added?
Ms. Rhea Kapoor did a phenomenal job styling sister Sonam for her beautiful, albeit brief, appearance. Her whole gaon ki gori look is fetching. Check out the close-up details of her blouse - the embroidery is gorgeous.
Photos: @rheakapoor, @sandeepkhosla