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  1. PC at | | Reply

    Shamelessly photo-shopped-skin color , tiny waist…

  2. Riya at | | Reply

    Wish it was Kareena but happy that they picked someone like Chitrangada Singh. The only disappointment is that they went too far with lightening her skin tone. She has amazing skin, its really sad that Indian magazines think its beautiful to edit there images like this.

    1. m at | | Reply

      it’s not just indian magazines that whiten skin and photoshop the entire person.

      1. Riya at | | Reply

        Nowadays you rarely see international magazines lightening the skin tone as drastically as Indian magazines.
        Indian magazines do it all the time but no one really talks about it, you don’t see online sites picking it up and criticizing the magazine. While if this happened in North America (Beyonce’s photoshopped controversy), everyone would have been making it a big deal and putting it all over the internet.

        1. Riya at | | Reply

          This is not the only time they had photoshopped Chitrangada’s skin tone. They did it to her Vogue May 2012 issue.
          The only magazines that kept her with the darker complexion was her FHM & Maxim covers.

  3. Jane at | | Reply

    Gorgeous personified.

  4. candy at | | Reply

    What’s not to like!! I love it…major girl crush happening here!

  5. PrincessRuchi at | | Reply

    With the amount of WHITESHOP going on, it deff looks like thy wanted Kareena. Shame on L’Officiel.

    Moving on, the cover isn’t anything to write home about. Lehenga looks very average on CS

  6. Neeksta at | | Reply

    D I V I N E! love her… love the lehenga more!

  7. Rezia at | | Reply

    I hate this. They’ve made her Katrina Kaif. And the whole notion of photo-shop skin bleaching which this brings to mind makes me uncomfortable. So basically, this is horrible on so many levels.

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    2. kasthuri at | | Reply

      +1. Like the lehenga but hate what they did to her gorgeous skin colour.

  8. Purple at | | Reply

    I hate myself for saying this, but I seriously don’t…First of, the lehenga, then the weird ghostly makeup, and last, the hair!!!I mean are Princess Brides always supposed to be fair and in baby pink??!!I usually looove Ms Singh’s appearances, but here it doesnt even look like her!!!

  9. ms. meow at | | Reply

    Chitrangada’s major attraction is her lovely dusky skin color. The photoshop makes her look someone she’s not and it actually takes away from the bridal look. I think heavier makeup with her natural color would have worked much better.

    1. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

      +1 Agree…the photpshopping is just getting extreme these days

      1. Phoenix at | | Reply

        Totally agree I also think that her plus point is her skin .. it’s so golden and it gives her such an amazing look… why on earth would they overexpose the shot?! Stupid stupid stupid. Not only the photoshop though every picture that I see of actresses (on different sites) I can tell their makeup color is just SO OFF. Lighter by at least 2 shades on them. We really need everyone commenting on this maybe then they will see cuz I know they read it.

  10. VanillaVibes at | | Reply

    Sadly they turned a beautiful lady into a cookie cutter lady..

  11. DiptiN at | | Reply

    She is such a beautiful women with a gorgeous skin color, why the horrible whitewash? And what have they done with her beautiful hair? All curly with a flat top. Big disappointment

  12. flygirl at | | Reply

    Why do they do this to such a beautiful woman ? Or for that matter , to any woman? It is not just that the photoshopping makes her look nothing like Chitrangada, the whole skin whitening look is regressive and just plain insulting !

  13. SLC at | | Reply

    Whiteshopped…love this new word and photoshopped a couple of sizes down. Pathetic.

  14. Shruti 29 at | | Reply

    Chitrangada is lukin’ gorgeous as always and I am in LOVE with her Lehenga. The cover is really elegant and feminine.

  15. NA at | | Reply

    Too white and then too pink. Most of the bridal issue covers have been a bit of a disaster from Sonakshi’s Harper’s (i think) cover to this now. Even Elle Marriage hardly looks weddingy. They are not able to strike the right chord

  16. Garam Kaur at | | Reply

    She looks classy for a change!

  17. Nick at | | Reply

    In some parts of the world people wish for a tan. In India some people wish they were white/fair. That is why fair & lovely became so popular even if it never really worked. Back then it was Unilever and now it is fashion mags.

  18. Lola at | | Reply

    I hate that they keep doing this to dusky women.. All the effing magazines.. I really wanna do something! Like take up a petition or something! Its so frustratingly racist! :X

    1. Tanya Pereira at | | Reply

      I did start a petition, its a facebook page called Not Fair, Still Lovely

  19. shwetha at | | Reply

    She looks stunning and I never thought the ultra feminine Katrina kind of virgin rose color palette would work on Chitrangda, but she surprises me by how well anything and everything works on her!

    Totally agree with the white wash comments above – she has such a beautiful olive colored skin and fab complexion, why would they do it even to this beautiful lady, such a shame. If you have contacts at L’Official, please do pass on the gist of our comments which I am sure resonates the larger public perceptions as well

  20. Ateen19 at | | Reply

    I agree with all the comments regarding the photoshopping bit. I would have thought that her natural skin colour would’ve helped contrast with the lehenga and made it stand out.

    She is a gorgeous lady as is and changing her appearance is doing a great disservice to her.

  21. A littleGirlinTheCrazyWorld. at | | Reply

    The lady is beyond gorgeous. Just stop messing with her. Give her a potato sack and she will rock the ass out of it.

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