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  1. Phoenix at | | Reply

    OH. MY. GOD. Are you freaking kidding me??!!! My jaw dropped when the page loaded … ALIA BHATT – some random debutant little girl not only landed a Vogue cover but the SEPTEMBER issue?! What is wrong with Vogue India :| I don’t know why but this actually makes me mad. That being said I’m glad they at least got one thing right – this season’s It colour. Too bad they got everything else wrong. So absolutely sick of Bollywood’s nepotism and blatant fawning over anyone with any celeb blood history.

    1. L at | | Reply

      lol.. +1.

    2. Zina at | | Reply

      I absolutely agree with you. A vogue cover should be something you work towards over a longer period.
      Vogue just degraded itself by making itself so easily sellable.

      1. Radhika at | | Reply

        Agreed, Vogue covers in every country’s edition are pure iconic and goes down in history. We buy books compiled of best covers, put up these iconic covers as posters so we can have a piece of history, beauty, fashion and photography to inspire us. This is plain shocking. Wish Indian Vogue should stop being sold to Bollywood. It’s just another Elle or something, can’t maintain the exclusivity of being Vogue. It should have never been allowed to come to India, if they would do THIS to it.

        1. anon at | | Reply

          I was expecting big things from Vogue september issue.. to put a nobody on september issue.. saw it but didnt buy it, if sales goes down they’ll understand the importance…

  2. Nick at | | Reply

    Vogue in general has chosen to put on covers celebrities who will pull in readers. The film she is going to debut in will create more buzz compared to anybody else in the past or upcoming future. She is going to appear on covers and everywhere else atleast until the movie releases (and people get to see her act).

  3. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    Agree with every word. She does look lovely, though.

  4. Puneet at | | Reply

    Its weird how Vogue India so randomly puts movie stars as per their film releases (Not very long ago- Deepika, Diana Penty from hubby Adajania’s movie, Cocktail)… its like those Indian reality tv shows where celebs come to market their films and urge viewers to go watch it!

    This only means that the magazine isn’t serious about fashion or what it says (for what Vogue’s really known internationally, their fashion content). Then again, who reads magazines anymore anyway.

  5. POP at | | Reply

    Part of enjoying Indian fashion (and sport and television, actually) is learning to live with the Bollywoodization of it…it’s bad enough we only get a handful of covers with models on them, but this really is disappointing.
    I was waiting to hear y’all’s opinion on this cover after I spotted it on another site and I’m glad you didn’t mince your words.

  6. CoutureAbility at | | Reply

    has anyone else noticed the extreme photoshopping? her thigh is not only a demented form but almost as long as the leg!

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      OMG. U r right ! Her leg is sooo wierd. It looks like her calf but just a bit bigger.

      And why are september issues so important ?? Anyways, i am fed up of nepotism in bollywood.

      1. Richa at | | Reply

        They are important as September marks the transition from Summers to Fall.

    2. jdil at | | Reply

      LOL.. that’s the first thing i noticed. Her leg looks sooo ODD! And i agree.. she was not a good choice for a september cover.

  7. Jyoti at | | Reply

    Agree with every word said by P and P including the Neha Dhupia bit. First of all, I don’t think this actress is anything to write home about. I am not even sure who she is. And second, I am really not impressed with the art direction of this cover. I was in India in March 2012 and I picked up Vogue India. I loved that issues, I have it still. It was with 3 upcoming super models. They were all Indian, a skin colour I could relate to and the cover was really well done. I think Anita Adjania was the creative director. My dad is India right now, I was tempted to ask him to pick me a copy (to is displeasure ofcourse lol) but I think I shall now pass

  8. Nisha B at | | Reply

    Has Vogue become the new Filmfare in town??Looks like Vogue covers are no longer exclusive..It’s all about movie stars than fashion which is totally sad. A debutant with an unreleased movie bags the cover of Vogue Sept’ issue? Somebody hold me while I faint..

    1. Puneet at | | Reply

      Haha.. “somebody hold me while I faint”….lol

      This poor 19 or 20 something yr old girl must be feeling so blessed to be on a magazine cover she grew up liking (or through watching The Devil Wears Prada), without knowing how Vogue really works here in India.

  9. Inihos at | | Reply

    They did give Nargus Fakhri the September issue last year… they probably don’t care much about the idea of a September issue.

    And, Neha Dhupia should totally get a cover.

    1. POP at | | Reply

      Nargis was an established model (albeit, swimwear) in India before her film debut.

    2. suzy q at | | Reply

      yes, nargis fakhri was on last year’s sept issue: BUT nargis is a relatively experienced fashion model as well, and did justice to the honor of being a vogue cover girl. she’s well-proportioned, knows how to work it in front of a camera, and has a distinctive look to her.

      alia on the other hand, has none of these things.

      the neha dhupia comment – i defs agree. she does have a distinct fashion-forward presence, which would be interesting to see in a fashion magazine.

  10. Anya at | | Reply

    I actually love that there’s a fresh face on the cover. I’m sick of seeing the usual crop of Sonam/Deepika. Also think of the interview which is content for them. How much can be hashed out after 5 covers of sonam and deepika? Not much right?

  11. swati ladia at | | Reply

    not a surprise cos last year they put nargis fakhri on sept issue when rockstar was about to release… :/ :/

  12. Slc at | | Reply

    She almost looks like a young Ingrid Bergman. Not bad.

    1. P at | | Reply

      Lol, need to get your eyes checked! :p

  13. Edward at | | Reply

    I would like to add that many other editions of Vogue also feature actresses whose movies are releasing in the coming months especially US Vogue. It’s a promotional tool. Besides, magazines pride on featuring a star on their cover before anybody else.

  14. jo at | | Reply

    Is that a leg or a thigh?

  15. L at | | Reply

    Clearly, Karan Johar has connectiions. That being said, she looks WAY too young to be in a movie let alone on a Vogue cover! By the way, can someone please tell me why September issues are so prestigious and important?

    1. P at | | Reply

      Don’t quote me on this but think it’s a combination of the new season of clothing (Fall/Winter), beginning of the holiday season and the fact that it tends to have a larger volume I.e more revenue from advertisers etc

  16. K= at | | Reply

    This is just pitiful! Can’t believe even Vogue can get ‘sold’ so easily. And frankly what a boring face!!! Yawn!

  17. minimalist at | | Reply

    well well, cricket and bollywood are religion in india. and vogue probably got this sooner than the rest….even HHC covers more actresses than models or powerwomen ;) . besides being mahesh bhatt’s daughter, she is being launched by (debatably) the most prestigious pad, KJO’s. i am a huge fan of neha and the way she carries herself, but the only place she gets covered as much is HHC….she is not close to the league of A level stars. agree that Alia should’ve been given a younger vibe … but guess Vogue was catering to their older readers. no? and what is this filmfare vs fashion mag thing? almost every fashion show has a bollywood showstopper!!!

  18. minimalist at | | Reply

    aah, just noticed the photoshopping, now thats negligent work!!!!

  19. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    Undenialbly…P&P yr spot on abt the cover!!! I can deal with putting actors since thats generally the norm…but a debutant…even before we have seen wat she can do in a film??? This is just terrible choice. Atleast if that movie was already a huge hit and she was rage, I could get on board but this early…she doesn’t deserve it. And I have always had a girl crush on Neha Dupia’s fashion, so I totally agree with that question too.

  20. Rimi at | | Reply

    OMG i totally agree! VOGUE is the bible and frankly this cover is making me reconsider!!!!!!! Couldnt they come up with someone better for the cover? Meh

  21. neha at | | Reply

    its pretty obvious she has bagged the cover mainly due to karan johar’s influence……..

  22. shainaQC at | | Reply

    But ofcourse.. Vogue India’s fashion editorial team led by Anaita are bff’s with KJo and co(they are almost family and go back a long longg way)…so while you fashionistas are perturbed by this cover ..it only makes sense that VogueIndia would put fashion aside in this instance and do whatever it takes to promote KJ’s film and his darling debutante… such are the ways of Bollyland:)

    1. Puneet at | | Reply

      Absolutely love your comment! Spot on!! :)

  23. Ava at | | Reply

    This makes me really angry too! Whatever happened to Vogue being the fashion Bible!! I won’t touch this issue with Alia who on it!
    I love my Bollywood, but this just seems like nepotism!
    Go Neha Dhupia!!

  24. Sheena at | | Reply

    I think the whole theme is about freshness which Alia brings with herself. I find her very fresh irrespective of photoshop and her awaited debut…And btw photoshop is not a new thing or rare so to speak…

  25. Mick at | | Reply

    Vogue india is a sham!!!!!!!!!!
    its not even vogue,i declined their internship for elle…………..the fashion is all rejected pieces from other editions,the editors are mere show pieces and the cover???
    the september issue has its own documentary for god’s sake…………and they dare nt put Neha on the cover,she’ll tell them wats actually stylish n they’ll go red.

  26. SS at | | Reply

    Hey guys, just noticed that you’ve got the tag wrong. It says Alia Bhatta. :)

  27. shiro_rawat at | | Reply

    yea,totally agree wid u guys here..vogue seems to b acting liked mrketing media rather than wt its knwn for….diana jst at d tym of cocktail,nw alia with no great body to show!!!plus absolute agreement wth u on wt u said abt d gorgeous ms. dhupia!

  28. Agam at | | Reply

    I so agree..I didn’t even know who she was until I read a few comments that Karan Johar is launching her and she is Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter…Fashion – Halt! Fashion Journalism surely has lost its voice..she doesn’t do justice to the gown at all..its like a kid trying mom’s sarees and feeling all grown up..her expressions look weird too..and checked out the teaser for this movie…which schools in India are actually like that? And when when would on-your-face gossip girl adaptation stop? Or such 19year olds stop thinking they are bit enough to be Blair only by wearing a bow headband..ufff!

  29. know it at | | Reply

    wake up, eeven vogue usa laumches new girls…ACTRESSES on there covers!! stop blabbing.

  30. know it at | | Reply

    if you love fashion, understand the mood, colour and ruffles, Stop stresses on the giel. pleeeeeaaaaaaase.

  31. sneha at | | Reply

    Bollyvogue. this magazine, like it’s sister AD, has sold out to bollywood. Apparently its what the masses want and it gets the numbers up. but Vogue was supposed to be niche, not mass. pity pity pity

  32. riya at | | Reply

    oh puhleesseee…no neha dhupia n no more bollywood…i want to see our models back on the cover!!!!!enuf of bollywood everywhere….and all these magazines…they have lost their charm….i dont feel excited to read any magazine anymore!!!!!!!!
    and as for neha dhupia…she is always well styled…we all knw…that dsnt mean she will get a cover of such an ace magazine like vogue!wot is she doing besides ribbon cutting?

  33. wagamama at | | Reply

    The proof about what a terrible decision it was to put Miss Bhatt on the cover lies in the article itself. It has nothing substantial to say (obviously because she is just a teenage girl who loves to devour Pink villa.com) errr WOW! Karan Johar’s name seems to be mentioned more times in it than hers (no surprises there!) and on the whole it makes for nothing but a boring,uninspired “clearly sucking up to the right people in Bollywood” read. The editor of magazine has to have a voice-and a very strong voice and this September issue clearly tells us that hers is a rather meek one, drowned in this nepotistic world. It’s a pretty sad day for Indian fashion, especially if this is where we are headed.

  34. nadia at | | Reply

    She is an average looking girl why all this ho ha about her. I dont even find her pretty.

  35. abhimanyu sharma at | | Reply

    Well Anja Rubik looks so Beau ,Looks so Gothique and Give you this Ange et Demon Looks however Dis Indian Vouge Girl is not doing any justice to dis Gucci Gown.. X factor is missing big time and also very posey.Ask her to watch Victoria Secret or may be ANTM ,so tat atleast dis poor girl is aware how to pose correctly ;)

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