In Bibhu Mohapatra

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Wearing a Bibhu Mohapatra gown featuring a sweeping train, Kangana picked up her second National Award in the capital today. Given the event in question, we would have liked to see her do desi, like she did the last time.

Not only did the gown felt overwhelming and out of place here, her makeup also was rather off and the darker lip only highlighted it even more so.

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Kangana Ranaut at National Awards Ceremony


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  1. desi not essential for national award but would have been nice I suppose. I just love this but maybe not for this event




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  2. Dress is pleasant enough, but doesn’t go with the occasion.
    Wish she had dressed keeping the audience gathered there in mind.




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    • Brilliant & more than appropriate.
      Indian designer: check!
      Moviestar moment: check!

      A true fashionista doesn´t follow trends. She makes them. & there are no rules that say a traditional look is a must for the NAs. She just made the ceremony modern & fresh.




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      • I disagree. There is a time and place for Bibhu Mohapatra and this creation certainly didn’t make the cut. Not for the National Awards. I think she just crossed into gimmicky land by trying too hard.




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        • Plus 1000. You have the world over to show your fashion sense. When at home dress like home. It’s pleasing that way. Just like I’d never wear a Bibhu Mohapatra for a Diwali! This is someone trying too hard.




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  3. Its the murphy’s law, everyone is going to make mistakes, this was her day. Windows on the dress, the train, that was trying hard, unusual for a natural like Kangana!




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  4. I love the outfit. It’s a reflection of younger global India. Love that she’s showcasing an Indian designer. We need to grow beyond our biases to wear traditional Indian only at such events – that’s uncreative.




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    • Riiight!! We need to shed our “Indian-ness” for India’s NATIONAL AWARD and don something comical to prove “India is young and global” (whatever THAT means)
      Yep! I hear ya! gal!!




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  5. I don’t care for the dress but the bigger problem is the hair and makeup. I don’t know why dark lips need a geisha face.




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  6. Kangana ….the game changer. Very dressy, formal yet edgy and modern . Because the designer is Indian it makes it even more perfect.




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    • This so much! I posted my comment before I saw yours, but i so so agree. It is brilliant & grand for a grand moment. She just made the NA glamourous, lol.




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  7. Terribly impractical dress for India. Just thinking of all the dirt and dust that her train must have swept up in its wake makes me shudder! The lavender must have turned brown by the end of the event.




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  8. For someone so style-wise, this one is a misstep. Not because it’s not Indian, but it seems a little overwrought for a daytime(?) ceremony. Not a fan of the outfit either, reminds me of a butterfly costume.




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  9. I think she stands out like a Powerful Queen and she has the right to dress over the top on this event!! This is Kangana! You take it or leave it! .. I love the whole look. It’s intimidating and dark!
    Not everyone will get it .. #Queen #Teamkangana




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  10. I don’t care about indian or western . Does it look good or not? It doesn’t. The train is just silly and the make up looks like caked on talcum powder. And I’ll say it loud because no one else will, she is getting more and more diva-ish




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  11. Unfortunately, misstep and occasion misjudged! I actually think even what she wore back from Delhi (the grey dress) would have been better. I would have preferred an Indian outfit myself.




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  12. Looks like the bubble that media created out of Kangana Ranaut is about to burst. She gave the regular award shows a miss but showed up at the prestigious National award ceremony, which many of us who follow it on the state-run DD know that it’s a sombre and unostentatious affair. It was commendable that she said ‘No’ to the so-called commercial and glamorous awards. But why show up at the National award ceremony, which is presided over by no less a figure than the President of India and many important dignitaries, in a dress that she chose. Why this need to be at your fashionable best (or worst, in this case) at a state ceremony? Bollywood stars can keep these kinds of uber-glam looks for red-carpet appearances. Who was Kangana playing dress-up for? For the President Pranab Mukherjee who doesn’t spend more than 10 seconds to present the award before another recipient moves in? For the DD lens-men? For fellow recipients? Or, for the world at large that made up the telly viewers? Or, to please her own self? It would have been much nicer to see her in a sari or traditional outfit, given the gravity and seriousness of the awards.




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    • what is the point you’re trying to raise?
      lost.
      She’s a woman with innate style, dressing up and looking good is a priority.

      P.S: one can also “play dress up” in “a “sari or traditional outfit.” Fashion is never just restricted to modern wear.




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    • well, she could have dressed for her own self. to be happy in whatever way she chose, on her special day. it need not have been about anyone else.
      and there is no set dress-code for the national awards. it is not mandatory to wear a saree. and the national awards are made no less serious by someone wearing a western silhouette. the designer is indian.

      i do not personally like the dress, and it does not look very appropriate for a daytime event, but i do not think she needed to have gone desi.




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  13. I agree with those who think this is inappropriate. It’s not always about fashion and being a true fashionista. It needs to be seen in the context of an event. What you wear reflects your attitude towards the event. I think it would’ve been nice to wear something simple and earthy that reflects ones humility and shows respect to the honourable award. The dramatic gown with the cape and loud make-up screams for attention and oozes a sense of vanity. The aim is not to upstage others and come out looking like a fashionista. Bollywood stars need to show some humility and let go the urge to stand out like a diva.




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  14. Its not compulsory to dress traditional for the National Awards ceremony?
    I condone her revolutionary attempt to go full on diva.
    Its her moment and she owned it- bet people will remember this bold appearance for a long time.
    #TheRealIcon




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  15. I too feel that the dress is inappropriate. Glad that it is from an indian designer but wish she chose a saree instead.




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  16. I know it does look really out of place! Wish she had chosen something more low key but elegant to go with the mood of these awards.




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  17. To all above. Why does one have to wear low key or traditional to the national awards? Had she worn this to the routine awards the comments would be very positive. I think it is her moment and she should dress in what she feels is right. You probably know Kangana is not a conformist. This is her way of not confirming to the tradition. I thoroughly admire her for breaking the stereotype.




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  18. For a minute, even if we don’t think of appropriateness – this look is not good. The cape comes off as try hard and I don’t like those shoes at all. The color is quite drab and dull and the make up is too harsh. Lets just say this one was a big mis-step for Ms. Ranaut and move on.




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  19. really weird choice for the national awards. she looks out of a star trek set and the gown/ dress length is really awkward. i like how she’s been dressing but this is not happening at all




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  20. Forget about the inappropriateness for the event, that is one ugly dress with the silly cutouts and the stupid cape – train. The makeup is bad. The first picture of her is hilarious.




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  21. It would have been nice if she wore Indian but a western outfit would have also worked if it was elite and simple to be worn in daytime. The dress with the train it was not appropriate and practical.




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  22. I don’t know what the fuss is about. She can choose to dress however she wants to. It does not really interfere with the integrity of the award.
    Having said that, I personally don’t like the gown. The silhouette does nothing for her here. Wish she had gone for something else. Indian, western, whatever but something else.




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  23. I do not see the logic behind the clamouring for “Indian” clothes for this event. It is made by an Indian designer and it is glamorous. Isn’t that sufficiently “Indian” for ya??
    It would be more appropriate if people turned out in wrinkled, shabby and ugly sarees which a lot of the attendees do incidentally.
    I hate the train on the dress but that is all.




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  24. This is Kangana being her bold, unconventional self. The colour is soft, fabric, luxurious, super hero cape and stance is for her critics. She will do it her way and win awards – so there! Go Kangs!




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