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  1. Fashion_forward at | | Reply

    Jaya is wearing a Bengali ‘Tant’ saree …

  2. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    I absolutely LOVE Jaya’s cotton sari. Would have looked even better if the sleeves were slightly shorter so as not to look so matronly. But overall I’m thrilled to see Jaya with her hair tied back, in a pretty sari and most importantly: SMILING!

    The more I look at Aishwarya’s ensemble (sari, blouse and make-up) the more I hate it.

  3. Clio at | | Reply

    As a group they do look stunning. The men in restrained black do add to the formality of the event. Nice!!

  4. P at | | Reply

    Looking at Malaika Arora’s pictures in the Monisha Jai singh dress,I am surprised at how much more youthful and fresh her face looks when compared to Ash’s,especially with her being older and a mom too.Ash definitely has caked on the make-up in addition to a very blingy OTT saree

  5. K at | | Reply

    Aww for the family, but a resounding nahhhhhh for the Saris the Bachchan women wore! Ash is too decked up; Jaya is too, well, where do I even start? Let’s just the cotton sari she’s wearing, I find plain unattractive and the way she’s wrapped it makes it seem like… nevermind! It’ll go against the rules if I say anything else. ;)

  6. dn at | | Reply

    Yes, Jaya Bachchan is wearing a tant saree. I like that she has draped it in the Bengali way, especially for this event. Blouse could have been better, but she is so much better suited for the occasion than the blingy bahu. The men look good too.

  7. Fatima at | | Reply

    aww as a family, but aishwarya in a more toned down saree would have made this a picture perfect moment for te Bachchans, ofcourse wid abhishek looking up…

  8. K at | | Reply

    Minor, but notice how Abhishek’s buttons are blue and red? LOL – never seen that before! Also, he should grow a clean goatee or something because othervise he looks like a kid next to his wife.

  9. FPDP at | | Reply

    Jaya is wearing the traditional bengali “jamdani” saree. these are usually hand woven. it’s not a cotton saree with prints. Aish looks glamorous neck up but that saree is just not my taste.

  10. HHC_Fan at | | Reply

    Aish’s makeup is soooo bad

  11. Tehreem at | | Reply

    AMit gee looks the best here. I am very dissapointed in Ashwariya…that color hurts my eyes and the gold is not helping much. SHe shouldve worn a simple sari with light embroidory. But congrats to her for the padmashree

  12. Tehreem at | | Reply

    I forgot to mention the makeup is so harsh….WHere did the no makeup look go???????

  13. Megha at | | Reply

    they do look nice as a family here
    jaya’s sari is very elegant

  14. gadid98 at | | Reply

    Aishwarya’s saree hurts my eyes. She should have worn something more formal . I would have loved to see her in simple Kanjeevaram saree for an event like this.

  15. bubs at | | Reply

    Is it a tant, I thought its a jamdani? Its a very refined look for her.

  16. Saya at | | Reply

    The saree on Ash is chamak challo, but she looks good. Wish the make up was toned down!

  17. Bharati at | | Reply

    Jaya looks great , lovely saree, she has worn it in the bengali way I think , reminds me of her good old guddi, hrishikesh mukherjee days
    agree with the others aishwarya should have gone for a classic saree for such an occasion.

  18. introvertdreams at | | Reply

    Ya Jaya’s one is a jamdani!

  19. DP at | | Reply

    Ok Aishwarya Rai looks gorgeous, for sure, soooo gorgeous that I felt she was a plastic doll :D hehe, but yea its alll so “awww-worthy”

  20. kitty at | | Reply

    PS: first time ive seen aish look out of place in a family event..normally these guys are sooo coordinated.

  21. tina at | | Reply

    Aishwarya’s whole look is making my eyes hurt. It’s so cheap and flashy for a gov’t function.

  22. _*Dia*_ at | | Reply

    aww….love the bachhan khaandaan! i think they look great. the work on ash’s saree is a bit garish, but still….

  23. ~M! at | | Reply

    I think jaya is wearing what is called a dhakai jamdaani.. it is a traditional cotton-muslin sari that bengali women wear.. she has even draped it like that..

  24. Shweta at | | Reply

    I like Jaya’s sari. Ash-Abhi make a cute couple.

  25. Nick at | | Reply

    I thought Aishwarya’s sari was fine though a bit blingy. What I get repulsed by are blingy blouses in gold, silver, metallic colours and.. I have seen Mandira wear a couple which I didn’t like as well. I wonder though what kind of a blouse would have worked if not the one that she is already wearing with this sari??

    Jaya.. looks decent and refined.. ok! I am just sitting and thinking if looking plain jane is obvious at such events (I mean Twinkle as well).

    The men look fantastic… I like Abhishekh in his suits though this is nice for a change… and something about a band-gala that reminds you of such events.

  26. CocoNUT at | | Reply

    wow! what a good looking family! I think it’s verrrrry cute that they color cordinate

  27. me at | | Reply

    okies, I think the whole group looks like as if they are in someone’s Baharat (I hope I spell is right I meant the group who goes from groom side to the bride side’s house ot pick up the bride) they are too flashy too blingy too over the top with makes up, I am indian so I dont know the culture well but I guess if Jaya wore something beige , silk saree maybe in Beige, Abhi wore something that had simple black bottons, and Aish wore something baby blue or they would have look appropriate for the ceremony which is a formal official gathering in some goernment hall or office, but here all I can say when I see them is “Bharat is coming hurry”

  28. me at | | Reply

    *I meant I am NOT INDIAN so I dont know the culture lol

  29. suchi at | | Reply

    i think they look quite nice together. and ya first time i see jaya smiling so yay. comment for ash, well she is representing a blingy ott industry so actually i dont blame her for not showing up in khadi:)

  30. kahlu at | | Reply

    Surprised that nobody felt that she should have worn something western! After all the comments about why frieda should not have worn something Indian to the Oscars…Now before you attack me, Aki is not wearing something Indian either.

  31. Anu* at | | Reply

    Come on, One-Boob drape for a Padmashri event?
    WTF? Ultimate insult to the Indian saree and the event.

  32. Carol at | | Reply

    Aishwarya’s saree could do without the gold trim. But aside from that they look fine.

    Some of the comments about Jaya are petty – ‘she looks like she did not even wash her face’. That is low.

  33. Nick at | | Reply

    @ kahlu ..that would be something to see her come in a sexy shift dress at the padma shri… but who am I kidding that isn’t going to happen.. and she rarely dresses sexy

  34. tanima at | | Reply

    they all look good together! i think jayaji is wearing a bengali cotton ” taat” sari or is it a “jamdani” sari! wait! will ask my maa, as she has exactly the same sari she brought from kol.

  35. roop at | | Reply

    Aishwarya disappoints. Jaya wins this round. Men are best left in the background. :)

  36. Myna at | | Reply

    Looks like Ash’s sunburned…

  37. Rashmi at | | Reply

    btw, loved her earrings. Any idea who the designer is or where we can buy a similar one? is that Kundan earrings?

  38. pdaervo at | | Reply

    I think there is something very cute aobut htat pic :)…I think it all has to do with Abhi

  39. Su at | | Reply

    She should have worn the sabya sari (with the subtle makeup) to this event!

  40. forhhc at | | Reply

    she has started looking so old – ofcourse they have color co-ordinated …

  41. Anu at | | Reply

    I think Jaya’s sari is a Dhakai. Nice to see her in her “heyday as an actress mode” (elegant handlooms, the person next door look) and not the blingy stuff she has taken to wearing of late – this suits her way way more.

    Ash on the other hand has blingX10. That and the “bhadak” colour – not a good look. Seems she can’t find a happy medium between the pastels and this.

  42. Nandita at | | Reply

    Love Jaya’s saree – traditional hand woven and worn in the traditional way – full marks to her! The men look totally dressed for the occasion – just don’t understand why Ash wanted to make such a shrill screaming statement with that blingy saree of hers – a traditional weave by Sabya would have been so much better for this occasion being National Award and all – i like how Twinkle turned out simple and beautiful, allowing Akshay to hog the limelight on his special day :)

  43. cooks at | | Reply

    I think Ash is wearing the blingy saree and heavy make up because she was part of a performance at the event.

  44. G at | | Reply

    The minute I saw Ash on TV i wished she’d worn a classy Kanchipuram Pattu Sari or an elegant Jute silk instead of this tacky one. Reminded me of her first Cannes appearance where she stuck out like a sore thumb!
    Good choice for m-i-l though I’m suprised she wore it with a i-am-so-used- to- Ms. President look. She usualy dresses much neater.
    Twinkle looked F.A.B so appropriate.
    So did Ms. President in a silk Pochampally.
    COuld we have her pictures please??

  45. Indian Girl at | | Reply

    Jaya balanced out all the “more of everything” n Ash with her ” everything bland” look

  46. Dits at | | Reply

    Love the sari on Jaya Bachan and the way she has worn it.. As for Aishwaryas sari and whole ensemble the less said the better!

  47. diptiN at | | Reply

    Jaya look great. Love the color of Ash’s saree, the gold blouse and heavy make up take it OTT.

  48. SMM at | | Reply

    Ash needs to be reminded this was not a film award function that she was attending but was receiving the Padmashri. her sari is absolutely OTT – red and gold for god’s sake looks lovely on a bride not someone receiving the Padmashri? she should have worn a traditional classy sari instead.

    Amd Jaya looks good – she’s worn he sari the bengali way. Only problem with this is that is gets crushed very fast and looks all crumpled at the end of it.

    Twinkle looks so pretty and elegant in her simple white outfit – she is the only one among the ladies who is properly attired.

  49. La Vida Loca at | | Reply

    Jaya looks great!

    As the matchy, color coordinated family….booooooriiiing

  50. Archana at | | Reply

    i still cannot believe that someone would wear anything like ash did to a ceremony like that….there is absolutely no excuse except as someone said that she was performing at the event (which i dont think she was). The cotton saree on Jaya is pretty and very appropriate

  51. Too poor to make it to HHC at | | Reply

    Ahs looks readt for an ‘item number’ performance. Off topic..but abhishek is looking so much better these days!

  52. Adit at | | Reply

    @P – Ash is not younger than Malaika, she is infact two years older. Ash was very inappropriately dressed for the occoasion, not so much the saree (a NEETA LULLA- surprise surprise), but the kind of saree. Jaya looks like a politicians wife. The colour of Ash’s saree was good not the design

  53. justcasually at | | Reply

    Ash’s make up is ghastly! Its making her look like a wannabe! !!! So is the saree. She dressed so much more elegant at the Filmfare awards. She should have gone with traditional silk saree ( Kiron Kher anyone? ) or a sophisticated sabyasachi creation.

  54. Annnmmmm at | | Reply

    I think Jaqya’s saree would have looked better if it was a combination of beige and red…I really didn’t like Aishwarya’s saree. agree with “justcasually” a simple silk saree would have been amazing here..checkout twinkle….love he simple outfit

  55. Missy Mochi at | | Reply

    what was Aish thinking?!
    the color is too loud

  56. akaa at | | Reply

    OMG!! How can anyone wear this to such a formal event!! No wonder its a Neeta Lulla ! What kind of a designer is she if she cannot make a person wear event appropriate attire? Why does Neeta Lulla does this to Ash? This is a Cannes deja-vu!! The men are OK..Jaya looks nice.So happy to see her traditionally drape the saree, but Ash – alas! Saree..to flashy and tacky, Make up- very OTT.. Why o Why did she not go in for a Sabyasachi?? And yes, Twinkle looked absolutely stunning and elegant !!

  57. April at | | Reply

    53 comments and I am in splits.Wow you guys noticed the red and blue buttons on Abhi’s kurta/jodhpuri.ha ha….

    Agree with the rest

    a)The more I look at Ash,the more it’s hurting my eyes.That saree and makeup are so 90’s.Why oh why,Aish?

    b)Jaya has not looked so gooooood in ages,literally after “Parichay”

  58. pritha at | | Reply

    her padmashree medal is lost in the over blingyness of the saree…which she would have worn something to highlight it

  59. P at | | Reply

    @Adit,Wikipedia says both of them were born in the year 1973 with Malaika being born in April and Ash in November.So that makes Malaika a few months older.Even if she is a couple of years younger,I still stick to my point,her face and fab figure make her look much younger.Ash looks a well-preserved 45 year old woman with the overdose of makeup.

  60. manisha at | | Reply

    ash’s look: OTT, inappropriate, TOO MUCH CAKED UP MAKEUP. but whats new.

    jaya: simple, elegant, suits her.

    bachchan men: joru ka gulaam. wives wanted to stand out, so they went with black…again.

  61. Lushgreenapple at | | Reply

    I really would have loved to see Ash in a simple Kanjeevaram and simple traditional jewelry. But no, she had to go ahead and wear this jatang in-yer-face sari that looks more like a bad praful/vipul sari seconds sale discard!!!

  62. the mad momma at | | Reply

    this was neither the time nor place for ash’s shiny red saree. and its certainly not something i expect anyone to be wearing off a film set

  63. k= at | | Reply

    you guys – there has to be a difference in the way Twinkle and Aishwarya dressed to this event. you are all missing the main point here – Aishwarya actually WON the award. how can you expect Ash to dress like Twinkle?
    Twinkle looks good and elegant, just the way the wife of a Padma Shri award winner should dress! Its a good thing she wore what she did because that means she is giving the spotlight to her husband.
    Ash’s sari was quite blingy. But she carried it off well and looked beautiful!
    I’m not sure what the big deal is about Jaya’s saree. It looks like those my grand mom wears at home! I’d rather she wore one of her Abu Jani silk sarees.
    The men look so cute!! I loveee Abhishek (but not with Ash :p )

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