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  1. kumar at | | Reply

    If only she could be this versatile with her hair n makeup in real life. course im talkina u deepu!

  2. Sal (SS) at | | Reply

    I absolutely adored this shoot. Deepika is so very gamine in pictures that she pulls off Audrey with elan, the recreation of Vivien Leigh (one of my absolutely favorite actresses) is quite evocative, and the Marilyn look is very glamorous. What really blows me away, though, is Sonam’s shoot. She really looks the part. Comparisons by Sonam’s directors to actresses as diverse as Waheeda Rehman and Rekha make perfect visual sense if you see these pictures; she has a truly versatile face. Also, the clothes by Anamika Khanna are beautiful – they pay tribute without looking like unimaginative replicas.

    1. RHea at | | Reply

      Really? Deeps as Vivien Leigh , Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn?
      no way wish they got some one else!

      Her looks are very, soo Indian ..which is a very good thing so it feels odd looking at her like a Hollywood Icon.

      1. Sal (SS) at | | Reply

        I think Deepika has a quintessentially Indian yet very international face, and I do think she pulled the looks off well.

      2. ash at | | Reply

        I agree, she looks a little ridiculous – I much prefer the Sonam Kapoor pics, but it all seems a bit unimaginative. Can’t they think up some original pics intstead of ‘re-creating’ these classic scenes and actresses. Lets face it nobodys going to be able to live up to these icons and will just end up falling flat in comparison.

      3. oshoriri666 at | | Reply

        yah….plus her features are too strong for the softness of the ladies,like audrey…
        Sonam on the other hand,has fit in so effortlessly

  3. pop at | | Reply

    LOVE both shoots! If I had to pick my favorite shots, it’d be Deepika as Marylin and Sonam as Madhubala.

  4. saba at | | Reply

    can’t belv I am saying this but Sonam Kapoor looks stunning as Madhubala.

  5. voldemort at | | Reply

    the deepika shoot is soooo boring. i think she is bored, the stylist is bored and so is the photographer. her classically indian features would have worked so well in the sonam version, but inspire a snore in the hollywood version.
    i think dia mirza would make a damn cute vivien leigh.

    sonam totally works the shoot, apart from the mumtaz.

    1. voldemort at | | Reply

      oh PS, the left right bottom placement descriptions for deepika are a bit mismatched.

  6. Gradwolf at | | Reply

    Wait. You got the top left/right wrong in the Deepika pics? I think!

  7. diptiN at | | Reply

    I am a huge Deepika fan, but I give this round to Sonam. The Waheeda and Madhubala looks are really good.

    1. RHea at | | Reply

      Absolutely Agree Sonam’s shoot is lovely!

  8. viz at | | Reply

    This round def goes to Sonam. She looks absolutely ethereal. She has done all four looks so well..really hard to choose which one’s the best. But after much thought I think I’ll pick Waheeda Rehman look..hard to match someone so graceful as Waheeda Rehman but Sonam does it so well…so simple yet stunning.
    Deepika looks good as Marilyn and Viviene but I don’t think she has done justice to Audrey. Am just not feeling it.

  9. Adara at | | Reply

    Wow, i am pretty impressed with Deepika. I always thought her features are quite Indian. Love it as compared to that past ridicule~~Vidya Balan for Audrey. Sonam does NOT look anything close to Meenakumari. But i like her in the second pic though she resembles more of Nargees(nargis?) there.

  10. Rima at | | Reply

    I love Sonam’s photo shoot and am a huge fan of the site but I don’t think Mumtaz was ever in Brahmachari. The actress was called Rajshree. :)

    1. Sal (SS) at | | Reply

      Mumtaz was in the song “Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charchey” in the film, I think.

    2. green chilli at | | Reply

      They were both in the film.

    3. roo at | | Reply

      ‘aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche’ jog memory?

  11. jiji at | | Reply

    OMG!!! The Sonam photos from Pakeezah and Pyasa are my favourites! So amazing! I think probably the best shoot she’s ever done!

  12. Pooja at | | Reply

    Not a big fan of the deepika shoot. Looks like a snooze fest. And breakfast at tifanny’s is one of my favourite movies. She is not even 1/100th the grace and charm audrey hepburn is.

    The sonam shoot looks fabulous. She’s extremely versatile. Why directors don’t manage to get that talent out of her in movies is a mystery.

    1. MP at | | Reply

      A fabulous model need not necessarily make a good actress.

      1. HHC Fan at | | Reply

        @MP agreed. but we have hardly seen sonam. she has definitely done a lot of shoots so far so you can see her versatility. with time i hope to see the same in her movies. it’s been only 3 years. she has tremendous potential going by her 4 movies.

        1. diptiN at | | Reply

          I think Sonam was pretty good in Aisha.

          1. HHC Fan at |

            I think she was pretty good in all her movies which is why I said “tremendous” potential…potential to become a really memorable actress over time.

  13. kasthuri at | | Reply

    I love Sonam as Waheeda…so simple and gorgeous..the probably branded white bag was unecessary though.
    Second fav is sonam as Madhubala.

    Deepika’s are all meh..lack the personality that sonam brings.. And i am not a Sonam fan !!!

    1. Sam at | | Reply

      I think Sonam is channeling Waheeda from “Jaane kya tune kahi” from Pyaasa. She carries a bag in that song (perhaps not branded, and definitely not that large, though).

  14. mary at | | Reply

    Sonam all the way. Love all her looks. Deepika on the other hand looks good as Audrey Hepburn but the other two looks are uninspired and boring.

  15. eliza at | | Reply

    deepika looks way too ethnic-indian to pull off the hollywood re-creations, plus i agree with voldemort – she looks bored / boring. sonam could have pulled off the hollywood bit as easily as she does the bollywood retro…she’s such a stunner.

  16. Abscessed at | | Reply

    Sonam is definitely the standout here!

  17. bondock at | | Reply

    thats really eerie..sonam totally fits for all these actresses..especially wahida rehman.

  18. eclat at | | Reply

    The Hollywood homage is SO boring. Anyone in Bangalore? Please go to Tasveer to see an exhibition of pictures of stars from the Golden age of Hollywood. They totally capture the elusiveness of celebrity, what true glamour is all about, when the stars let you see only what they wanted you to and didn’t let it all hang out!

  19. priyanka at | | Reply

    deepika’s features are indian and don’t seem to work with old hollywood looks but here sonam’s got it perfectly right…well done for her

  20. Pranx at | | Reply

    Sonam looks quite a stunner as Wahida Rahman but both of em are a tad too skinny for the vintage look,i feel

  21. soumya at | | Reply

    for a min i thought the 1st 2 pictures were Dipika till I read Ms.Kapoor

  22. Kin at | | Reply

    Don’t like the choice of actors one bit. The photography and backgrounds are amazing, so is the makeup but sonam and deepika both are unable to do justice to the original celebrities. Sonam only wears one smile as well and deepika’s face has too much of a traditional feel to work there. maybe if they would’ve switched…

  23. soumya at | | Reply

    oh ok :P got confused
    both the would be superstars eh

  24. Kin at | | Reply

    priety zinta and mahduri respectively for the shoots, however, would’ve been a whole different stoty :)

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  25. dn at | | Reply

    Deepika looks pretty, but it is still Deepika. Says nothing of the characters.

    Sonam’s spread is stunning. She looks gorgeous as Madhubala and Waheeda Rehman. I love the B/W photo, she even has the correct expressions. She is the Waheeda type of beauty, even in Sawariya.

  26. desigirl55 at | | Reply

    what designer is sonam wearing in the madhubala picture??

  27. ashi at | | Reply

    sonam kapoor hands down. the first three are amazing, especially the waheeda rahman one!

  28. sara at | | Reply

    deekipa has typical desi looks she isnt suitin da look at alll n soman is rokcin it ! n surprised y da photograper shoot deepika for dis when day have choices like kareena or kangana y such a misfit

  29. RHea at | | Reply

    Aye Aye nooo Deepika as Marilyn Monroe , she’s got it all wrong Marilyn is Fiery and bold and she looks like a Shy Indian blushing small town girl.

    1. a at | | Reply

      Poor Marilyn was anything but fiery and bold.

    2. Nidhi at | | Reply

      I DONT AGREE RHEA…infact sonam is d least i think should have been considered for these classic beauties…

  30. lolita at | | Reply

    Oh! Sonam as Waheeda completely took my breath away…I actually gasped! She looks etheral…
    They should have done Rekha and not Mumtaz on her…then it would have been perfect!

  31. saristyle at | | Reply

    aaahhh vintage look….i like..
    OLD is GOLD :)

  32. chitown-fashionista at | | Reply

    Of the two I loved Sonam Kapoor’s shoot. Deepika looks surprisingly good as Marilyn Monroe and not bad as Audrey. Like it. But Sonam Kapoor looks breathtaking as Waheeda Rehman and Madhubala. The styling, photography and lighting are absolutely gorgeous.

    I still cant get over how beautiful Sonam looks as Waheeda… so simple, but still time less.

  33. bhavana at | | Reply

    I particularly love all of sonam’s shots from this shoot..and as far deepika i’m not a huge fan of this shoot…but on an aside I wish filmfare would have taken inspiration from these films and thrown a modern twist or any sort of twist so that both of these girls could bring out their own unique style/attitude to the shoot. I just feel like both of them and filmfare are trying too hard to imitate.

  34. uumema at | | Reply

    deepika looks so gorgeous in the 1st and 2nd pic…and loving sonam too,she looks best as waheeda!!

  35. navya at | | Reply

    Sonam’s first photo, the Pakeezha one reminds me so much of Rekha in Neela Asmaan song from Silsila. I think it’s the hair and the red lips.

  36. swati at | | Reply

    the deepika shoot is just meh!

    … sonam’s looks richer because of all the gorgeous clothes and colours …. i love her in the waheeda look (minus the bag which looks totally out of place) ….

    the rest i am conflicted …. on one side those scenes are from classic movies, wonderful clothes but on the other hand she doesn’t manage to capture the nazakat, the grace, the elusive superstar quality of the heroines of yesteryear.

  37. HHC Fan at | | Reply

    Sonam is stunning and fits in the roles perfectly. Beautiful. Deepika’s Monroe is nice but she missed Hepburn completely. She is not in the skin of the character she is portraying.

  38. Coffee camre at | | Reply

    Favorite: Sonam as Madhubala and Sonam as Waheeda
    Least Fav: Sonam as Helen.
    The helen photo looks so unprofessional… like someone is dancing in their living room and took a photo with their digital camera.. didnt like it at all.
    I have nothing to say about Padukone other than yawnnnnn.

    1. Belle at | | Reply

      You mean the Mumtaz one? Yeah I didn’t much like the Mumtaz photo of hers

    2. Nidhi at | | Reply

      Mumtaz had really good curves…sonam hmmmmmmmmmm ???

      1. viz at | | Reply

        I am sure before the weight loss spree ..Sonam had even better curves. But now a days no one wants curves ..everyone seems to be wanting to become a stick!!

        1. Nidhi at | | Reply

          AGREE …but watch d KWK deepika n sonam….deepika though she dont have good curves( she has more of athletic body) still she luk curvaceous as compare to sonam :)

          1. Tina at |

            @Nidhi: That’s because Deepika stands with her chest and butt out. None of the girls today are curvy.

          2. Nidhi at |

            Oh common Tina…that wont bring curve…
            BTW kareena(present) ,Shilpa Shetty, Katrina, that Guzaarish newcomer monikangana i guess….they all have curves

  39. Zina at | | Reply

    Wow, those are stunning pictures, my favorites were Deepika as Marilyn Monroe and Sonam as Madhubala – especially the latter photo is really very well shot. Sonam is so versatile, I had no idea!

  40. Belle at | | Reply

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sonam as Waheeda Rehman

  41. PrincessRuchi at | | Reply

    1. Sonam looks ethereal in the Pakeezah B/W snap- her expression! OMG! it doesn’t let your eyes even check out her outfit
    2. The Pyaasa one is beautiful

    This girl is a stunner! No really, Deepika’s shoot looks like when you pick up one of those random magazine while waiting at the beauty parlor-its soooo casual when the desired effect is to actually get an OOh and Aah out of the readers!

    Sonam wins this one hands down like all her other victories when it comes to vs Deepika- and the funny thing is Deepika was supermodel before entering Bollywood! These gurls should trade careers!

  42. rina at | | Reply

    Hate to say it but sonam def outshines Deepika in this shoot! The first pic is stunning! Only the orange sari as mumtaz doesnt work at all!

  43. Rathi at | | Reply

    Lovely ! Both of them.

  44. Ratna at | | Reply

    At least Deepika looks better as Audrey than Vidya Balan.

  45. nawar at | | Reply

    deepika padukone looks so good.. she fits audrey hepburn in breakfast in tiffany!! while so people might think she looks odd in the first pin… but she re-created Vivien leigh’s Scarlett o hara perfect;y :) and wow… the merilyn Monroe look from gentlemen prefer blonds , is perfect…. graceful :) as beautiful as sonam is.. i think out of all the contemporaries Katrina looks most like madhubala… however she fits in well too :) lovely smile

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