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  1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    Aishwarya looks divine; the Bengali look has always been marvelous on her. Jaya Looks a lot like my mother here, so I can’t help but find her appearance adorable.

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    1. GG at | | Reply

      Agreed. There can be no comparison between them. Ash is light years ahead in terms of presence and beauty.
      Love her saree and jewelery here.

      1. Kriti at | | Reply

        Totally agreed… Ash looks heavenly !!! Nothing compares to her charm:)

        1. zoyi at | | Reply

          Ash is lovely. But comparison here is hardly fair. Deepika has her hair oiled and tightly braided in 2 plaits, no less. She’s in a cotton, ordinary looking saree with the elbow length blouse. She still looks sweet. Whereas Aishwariya has her hair flat ironed, has a gold bling lovely saree with a gold blouse, some nice earrings and necklace on, makeup is fantastic too. These things surely make a big difference.
          Deepika is a beauty and if dressed in finery , she’d be a fantastic parallel to Ash. I like both these women, so the ‘something missing in Deepika’ seems very unfair.

    2. siri at | | Reply

      All of them are looking nice. Looks like Deepika is sporting her look from the film which is set in 1930s

  3. Silpa at | | Reply

    I would love to see Deepika and Ash standing next to each other if there is one!!

    1. Harsh at | | Reply

      U stole my words..

  4. Adara at | | Reply

    OMG! Ash looks gorgeous & divine. The sari, jewelry and the hair everything is so put together. Deepika is adorable and lovely. Love the braids on her.

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      Ditto !!! I cant stop looking at ash ! She has still got it ! She loooks so happy.

      1. jiji at | | Reply

        This has got to be the best Aishwarya we’ve seen all year! Absolutely gorgeous! Radiant and stunning!

  5. Rupal at | | Reply

    To dear Miss Deepika!

    Please get rid of this horrible shade of maroon / brown.

    Yours sincerely,


    P.S. Aishwarya looks gorgeous.

    1. SG at | | Reply

      I so agree! She is young and gorgeous and almost always wears that dated brown shade :-(

    2. siri at | | Reply

      Deepika is sporting her look from the movie which is set in 1930s. I dont think she is that novice not to know what to wear at such occasion.

  6. arpitha at | | Reply

    All look beautiful in the traditional wear. I always like it when people go for traditional wear when they can.
    Jaya simple & motherly in the white cotton sari.
    Deepika simple & nice in the character attire.
    Aishwarya is glowing in all the gold of sari & accessories.

  7. AM at | | Reply

    I like Jaya’s saree – and she is so much better when she dresses like the girl next door (ok lady) in her heroine heyday. Aishwarya’s saree has too much gold and also looks too much like she is in costume for the neit xt Rituparno film.

    Oye Deepika, if you want to actually introduce revolutionary chic (ugh) cos of your movie, can it be at least authentic instead of this odd mess. Somehow I don’t think the lady in the Chittagong armoury raid wore this sari and took time off to get her nails done.

    1. Ruchii at | | Reply

      LOL on the nails comment..

    2. wonderwoman at | | Reply

      well every girls likes to take care of herself wot come may

  8. N at | | Reply

    The Bachhans killed it. Love!

  9. The Housewife at | | Reply

    I understand Deepika is in character ….

    As looks amazing as she always does! Love her sari… :)

  10. aerial10 at | | Reply

    Why just nail paint?They didn’t wear make up too and didn’t go out on launch and guess what max didn’t pose with a guy in front of camera unless married. ;) ;).

  11. Soho at | | Reply

    Jaya and Ash look divine..Deepika’s pose puts me off but otherwise she looks nice too.. She does’nt need to slouch but can relax her pose every now and then…

  12. Ratna at | | Reply

    I’m sorry but Aishwarya’s sari looks like gift wrapping paper.

    1. bongbabe at | | Reply

      agree. as bengali saris go this one is a disaster.

      1. lavanya at | | Reply

        What ash is wearing is a typical Mundu and Neriyathu which is the traditional wear of Kerala. Typically its handloom and gold Jeri and originally its a 2 piece (thats y its worn rather differently by Ash unlike Jaya). But these days u get it in Saree form as well. But yes, in this pic it looks way too synthetic almost paper like! In its original form, its very ethnic and divine.

    2. Such at | | Reply

      LOL! My eyes are hurting from just seeing the picture.

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  13. PrincessRuchi at | | Reply

    she looks nice. period. one nice appearance on aishwarya and all of HHC is going gaga over it. B-I-A-S!!

  14. SLC at | | Reply

    Ash’s sari is nice except the gold blouse… otherwise she looks fab. Jaya looks lovely.

  15. Anu at | | Reply

    I find Jaya ji’s drape more appealing. Aishwarya’s saree looks like its draped a bit differently. Looks like she has draped the pallu over her left shoulder twice. I’ve seen the second style also done occasionally, but I much prefer Jayaji’s drape.

    Deepika, I guess, is the only one in these pics who is really “in character” hence the de-glamorized look. I don’t mind. We can take anything if you are “in character”. We survived Neha Dhupia’s recent atrocities, no?

    …well Almost anything ;)

  16. Sej at | | Reply

    Aish’s sari with the excessive gold on it is just so OTT and like someone mentioned above essentially looks like gift wrapping paper. Not sure what there is to go so gaga over it about. Jaya’s look on the other hand is bit too plain for my liking. And Deepika as always – the less said the better IMO.

  17. dn at | | Reply

    Ash looks gorgeous, love that she is sticking to traditional sarees, and jewellery. They suit her the best. I still must say that this may have been a better look for Karva Chauth, and not for the music launch, esp when she knew that the others will be in simple clothes as per their characters.

    Jaya Bachchan looks adorable.

    Deepika looks earthy and nice. She manages to look sweet without much make-up, jewellery and shine.

  18. Sim at | | Reply

    As statuesque as Deepika looks – what was she thinking? I think she couldve easily done a less glamorized look without looking like someone’s ayah.

    1. AM at | | Reply

      Umm, I believe freedom fighters did wear very simple sarees because you know they had other things on their mind – who knows maybe some Brits thought they looked like ayahs.

      Also “looking like someone’s ayah” as a put down is class snobbery at its best – it appears certain personal comments are not allowed on HHC but stuff like this passes through. And btw I would rather look like my hard working, lovely ayah than someone decked up in designer duds that may or may not be acquired by dubious means.

      1. KityPurry at | | Reply

        OMG people. This is a fashion website. Will you stop taking things so literally?!

        1. KityPurry at | | Reply

          People just don’t have a sense of humour anymore. Idk what’s wrong with the world.

    2. J at | | Reply

      This comment is very classist. Surprised it is approved.

      1. uumema at | | Reply

        if somone can call a celebrity divine and goddess and if these personal opinions can be approved than why cant a comment like this should not be approved…..i dont understand that why do some people here keep telling p&p to approve this or that…cant we share a little liberty on this blog to write what we exactly think…i dont see any thing as classist in that comment…its just a personal opinion..and we are not here to give general opinions…if thats so then i dont see a point of commenting system here then why dont we read a general critique by p&P that should be enough.

        1. aerial10 at | | Reply

          “if somone can call a celebrity divine and goddess and if these personal opinions can be approved than why cant a comment like this should not be approved…”
          Boy ! uumema your understanding is seriously twisted. So according to you if one can be called an angel then it is ok to call the same person demon/chudail or any such names. there is no difference seriously? what are you smoking girl ?

        2. aerial10 at | | Reply

          i didnt find Sim’s statement offensive but i do finds yours really offensive.

        3. SM at | | Reply

          Discriminatory comments of any degree should not be taken lying down and to think that they are lack of sense of humour only goes to show lack of education and sensitivity. I am sure my domestic help won’t be happy to read such comments.
          So what if this a fashion blog, why should it make us any shallower? ;)

        4. aerial10 at | | Reply

          “if somone can call a celebrity divine and goddess and if these personal opinions can be approved than why cant a comment like this should not be approved…”
          Boy! uumema your understanding is seriously twisted. So according to you if one can be called an angel then it is ok to call the same person demon/chudail or any such names. there is no difference seriously?

          i didnt find Sim’s statement offensive but i do finds yours really offensive.

      2. apsara77 at | | Reply

        I completely agree with you on it being a classist comment. I am sick of people commenting on someones look by degrading people who are working class, as if looking like a maid/ayah is the ugliest one can look. In terms of the look, as a Bengali woman myself, having seen the wonderful range of sarees that are out there, I think this is just a bit too blingy. Aish does look gorgeous. I would have gone with either just the earrings or the necklace and not both.

        1. Sharin at | | Reply

          I agree.. I think that people should be careful when choosing their words.. saying things like “looking like someone’s ayah/cheap tv star/maid” whatever is in very bad taste. Things said in a derogatory manner is just plain bad, it has nothing do with someone’s sense of humour.

    3. AM at | | Reply

      I can only imagine the hoo-hah if the same term were applied to an Indian actress on a foreign blog. By now an apology would have been demanded.

      I rest my case.

  19. SS at | | Reply

    Aish looks perfecto! the saree, the jewellery, the make up…simply gorgeous!!! hands down! I love how her footwear is in synch with the outfit..love love love! Jaya looks appropriately elegant in her get up. Well done, Bachchans. Now, what is with Deepika? Even for in character dressing, the color is drab, she could have used a cotton or stiffer fabric saree that lent some weight to her body. she looks like a stick (a tall one) in this get up and the two braids is plain ugly!

    1. mary at | | Reply

      Yeah I love the kohlapuris on ash as well and hooray for the red bindi and the sindoor! Deepika’s bindi on the other hand is very oddly placed dot in the middle of her brows and as someone else mentioned her pose is quite awkward.

  20. shireen at | | Reply

    Aishwarya’s sari is seriously blinged out…as others have pointed out there’s just too much gold going on.

  21. Miss Lee at | | Reply

    Ash looks divine. Probably one of her best appearances. Angelic!!

  22. HHF at | | Reply

    Why does Ash want to always outdo the main person in all these music/movie launches. Afterall this was Deepikas movie and there was no reason for Ash to be all decked up. This happened during Paa pemiere too when she was overdressed compared to Vidya

    1. swati at | | Reply

      Given that deepika in in character, anyone half stylishly dressed would overshadow her …..

      How wonderful does aishwarya looks ….. esp with the sindoor, she is just glowing …. i love when aishwarya wears traditional sarees ….

      For some the gold might be too much but given that its the festive season, its just perfect ….. it is not that jhatku-tacky gold …. but the happy wife, festival season, traditional and classic gold …

      love :)

    2. Sudha at | | Reply

      Exactly what i was going to say! It’s not Ash’s movie, so why is she dressed up ‘in character’? Otherwise, i don’t have anything against Ash, but weird that she didn’t dress in theme for the Halloween party, but should go all out here

      1. Carol at | | Reply

        Everyone attending the music launch was told to dress in Bengali style – even the journalist. It was mentioned in newspaper articles.

        All the ladies including Kirron Kher and Gowariker’s wife were in festive outfits not just Jaya and Aishwarya.

        Of course Deepika as a revolutionary character was not going to be blingy.

    3. rvc at | | Reply

      I agree…I don’t understand why on earth she’s dressed in blinding gold foil for the freaking MUSIC launch of a movie she isn’t even a part of?
      Ugh. She looks soo OTT. Especially compared to Jaya Bachhan who looks 100x classier.

    4. charan at | | Reply

      Exactly my thought… i think its not cool.

    5. Adara at | | Reply

      Anyone can be over dressed/ look nice in comparison to Vidya at her movie launch or otherwise. She always shows up with her unkempt hair & yawn inducing saris. lol.

  23. SM at | | Reply

    This is one of my favourite appearances of Aish- she looks divine and cute concomitantly. I have a very soft spot for tant sarees. I hope she never wears any of those “designer” blingy sarees ever again!

  24. Inihos at | | Reply

    Deepika looks good…but she isn’t in character at all. Which Bengali revolutionary ever looked like that???

  25. charan at | | Reply

    As great as both look, why would someone do this!!!
    I mean its not her movie… why are these two women dying to steal the show. So not appropriate.
    Me no likey… poor deepika…

    1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

      It was sort of the dress code; even Sunita Gowarikar wore a variation on the Bengali theme, pairing a red blouse with a white saree. The movie is set in Chittagong during an uprising.

      1. charan at | | Reply

        the fact that everyone is talking abt how nice Ash looks and how pathetic deepika looks is what i have a problem with.
        If Ash was mellowed down and played low for someone else’s movie, maybe we wodnt be comparing deepika with Ash… thats my point!

        1. Shallu at | | Reply

          Sorry but if Deepika doesn’t look nice then why to blame Ash. If other people feel overshadowd by Ash then why don’t they try to match up to her her. Now you mean to say that Ash should bring herself down just to make these other people around her look nice? That is strange.

    2. Monkey at | | Reply

      I think Big B officiated the launch. Just like for Guzaarish. That’s probably why they are there.

    3. KS at | | Reply

      I think in the industry if the actress is in ‘in character’ look it is accepted. No big issue in my opinion happened to all others too, Vidhya for Ishquia,Neha for recent movie ,what can you possibly imagine to wear to underplay them? :)

    4. KS at | | Reply

      I think in the industry if the actress is in ‘in character’ look it is accepted.The lead actress knows about it i guess if there is a theme decided, like in this case. No big issue in my opinion happened to all others too,many including Vidhya for Ishquia,Neha for recent movie ,what can you possibly imagine to wear to underplay them? :)

      btw PnP : Kiran Kher was there too and wore a gorgeous red and white temple border saree. The saree and jewelry looked divine.
      wait… i forgot both ash and jaya look gorgeous too.

  26. chica -go at | | Reply

    Aishwarya looks amazing, everything about this look works!

  27. Jasmine at | | Reply

    P&P: just fyi, Jaya’s saree is a Manipuri handloom.

  28. Faiza at | | Reply

    OMG she looks so beautiful and effortless. how lovely is that.
    deepika no comment.

  29. bongbabe at | | Reply

    um, anybody out there notice how badly both the saris are draped? “dui pecher shari” is worn more neatly. this is just a hot mess, especially the gold sari.

    are the bachchans in the movie too?

  30. Ruchii at | | Reply

    Though this was just a music launch..Ash’s look is sooo festive..makes me miss home :(
    PS- Both Mrs. Bacchans have henna on their hands..am guessing from the Karva-Chauth celebrations..

    1. Ruchii at | | Reply

      not to miss..the super-happy actor standing next to Deepika..is that Sikander Kher..??

  31. Malaika Nair at | | Reply

    Whether Ash should have outdone Deepika is debatable. But, she looks divine.
    Is it a Kerala Kasavu Saree?. Because this zari border is very typical of Kasavu Saree. But this doesnt look handloomish. Is more tissuish…

  32. ash at | | Reply

    I love it when Aishwariya dresses like this, she really shines. The hair , makeup everything looks great. Lets hope she can keep it up!

  33. Jo at | | Reply

    both Ash & Jaya look great, but did not like Deepika; she looks like house maid.

  34. Sud at | | Reply

    i am sooooooooo loving this bengali get up of Jaya n Aish… <3 <3 <3…

  35. Sud at | | Reply

    can someone please id whether its taant/ tussur/tissue sari tht Aish is wearing… i see henna on her hands (from Karva chauth i presume)…

    ohh and if the leading lady is in character n comes to a music launch like this, then she can be rest assured that someone wearing the simplest garment would steal the show from her… cant blame Aish or Jaya for it..

  36. uumema at | | Reply

    i dont like the Saree on aishwarya…it has too much gold..and i agree with someone who commented here that her saree looks like a gift wrapper..the way she draped it its even worse…but i cant stop admiring her face she looks so adorable in the bindi and sindoor:))

    deepika’s saree is better and she draped it well..like her.

  37. wonderwoman at | | Reply

    love deepikas look….neeta lulla is the costume designer for this whole movie n shes great at era movies n epics!

  38. gossip girl at | | Reply

    ok im sorry, as gorgeous and radiant as Ash looks, her sari looks like it needs to wear shades. its nice, but bordering on garish. i’m married into a bengali family and have seen far more refined bengali (white, red and gold) sarees being worn around me. also, too much gold is’nt very typical of laal-paad saris, as they’re called. that’s mostly limited to banarasis only.

  39. Jasmine at | | Reply

    call me old-fashioned, but somehow i don’t like seeing symbols like the sindoor, the mangalsutra or the bengali shankha-pola (which ash seems to be wearing) being reduced to accessories. i’ve seen generations of women invest these symbols with a lot of regard and meaning. it saddens me to see them used like regular bangles or necklaces.

    1. KityPurry at | | Reply

      ? seriously?!

      1. npm at | | Reply

        Jasmine, I definitely see your point. However, don’t think they mean it harmfully…

  40. mrskarma at | | Reply

    Aishwarya appears to be wearing silver slippers with gold outfit. Not done.

  41. Nat at | | Reply

    Aishwarya is OTT to begin with. Come on, she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. This sari is apt for her as I think it goes with her persona. Jayaji looks lovely too. Deepika, I have no complaints as she was in character so she was dressed according to the requirements of her movie which is nice.

  42. HV at | | Reply

    Well agreed that Ash does look good, but there’s just too much of gold going on. She should have left the gold in the saree do all of it, and toned down the blouse, clutch, shoes, AND the jewelry.

    Jayaji actually looks much more put together, inspite of her match much – red clutch, sandals… everything.

    This is off topic, but just a thought — Yes it is Abhishek’s movie, but does the whole family have to turn up at every event (that too in character) and steal the thunder?

    1. Viz at | | Reply

      Don’t you know?? With the bachchans it’s ek ke saath 3 free!

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  43. npm at | | Reply

    Heavenly. Jayaji’s sari is to die for…love Bengali tant and jamdani…..

    1. npm at | | Reply

      Must add that Deepika looks beyond adorable.

    2. Jasmine at | | Reply

      her saree isn’t a bengali tant. it’s from manipur.

      1. siri at | | Reply

        ohh, i thought her saree was a magalgiri cotton.

      2. npm at | | Reply

        oops. still lovely. handloom? where can I get one?

        1. Jasmine at | | Reply

          try the Manipuri emporium, it’s called Panthoibi. there’s one in every big Indian city.

          1. npm at |

            Thanks! :)

      3. sanya at | | Reply

        Blingyyyy hurts my eyes , and those chappals i dislike..as fr deepika seriously an ayah as someone mentioned n please spare me the bhaashans on class n hard work put in by the ayahs’s the comment is purely on the fashion!

  44. suchi at | | Reply

    all 3 look adorable. it is not a contest…

  45. tina at | | Reply

    I feel sorry for Deepika. I guess this is the peril of working with Abhishek. The entire Bachchan circus turns up, that too overdressed and hogging the limelight as usual. What Ash did here is not classy at all.

    1. HHC at | | Reply

      Bachan circus… Like :-)

  46. siri at | | Reply

    I so wish Aishwarya would have worn some emeralds or rubies instead of all gold. shhe looks nice but too much matching.

  47. Manny at | | Reply

    How many sarees did Aish bought in the same style………..the she wore in national awards post was the same one with different colours…….

  48. Anita at | | Reply

    All said and done, I prefer a traditional look over the oh so predictable Manish Malhotra-Rocky S-Sabyasachi saree trio. And yay to experimenting with sari drapes, everyone doesn’t have the balls to do so. Love Jaya and her Bengali style drape, remember how Celina had killed this look at Laila Khan’s wedding reception?

  49. FashionFaff at | | Reply

    Grudgingly admit Aishwarya’s gorgeousness. The sari, the jewellery, the makeup- everything is just the way I’d wear it. Love love LOVE.
    Ms. Padukone looks like a praying mantis. I hope tht is’nt offensive. To the mantis perhaps.

  50. H at | | Reply

    Deepika is ADORABLE here!

  51. chilli at | | Reply

    aish deffii looks gr8 but why is she wearing these chanppals??

  52. Moh at | | Reply

    Aishwarya looks amazing

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