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  1. mythri at | | Reply


  2. PM at | | Reply

    This looks scary to say the least!

  3. Soniya at | | Reply

    I am not a fool to hate this!! Amazing!

  4. Sin at | | Reply

    It’s bold and beautiful but I am not sure if it looks Indian! :/

  5. Rashmi at | | Reply

    Hahaha, never was so undecided on any look. Its so so OTT. But I guess it has the potentially to be a winner.

  6. ana at | | Reply

    Not original at all! Miss Thailand and/or Miss Indonesia contestants in the past have donned very similar costumes!

    1. KK at | | Reply

      Yes! You’re right! It looks more Thai/Indonesian than Indian. But I do like it better than the lenghas that these Miss India contestants always wear.

  7. Tina at | | Reply

    It looks more like the Thai/Malaysian (sorry didn’t pay enough attention :P) dance costume that they show on the tourism advts.

  8. Sirisha at | | Reply

    How is it in anyway Indian ?

  9. Avani at | | Reply

    This is THAI! Why is an Indian representative wearing it. These guys are really stupid.

  10. Fashion_man at | | Reply

    How is this Indian national dress? Carnival costume more like.

    In fairness, it is not uncommon for some of these ‘national dresses’ to have such bizarre extra bits, and often I have seen contestants open them up like a peacock opening up its plumes. India’s understated, dignified looks (mostly Ritu Kumar creations) have been a welcome change … until now!

    Did you know Juhi Chawla won the national costume round when she was a MIss Universe contestant?

  11. vipul asija at | | Reply

    first i thought it was manish arora coz we see all this OTT stuff in his shows but i believe this is done by Neeta lulla. this isnt her style at all. but nevertheless its effective and apt for the platform.

  12. Lavanya at | | Reply

    What is this? B Grade Bollywood movie dance costume meets Siam Niramit dancers meet Nataraja statue???Ok u can fool the judges but can u fool the entire population of India???
    What is this and since when did this become our national costume?? I didnt like it. Wht is the horizontal support rod doing there…it looks like a last minute addition – a vertical one would have helped better as it will remain hidden. Neeta Lulla sometimes does make u cringe. Cannes you forget Ash?

  13. reah at | | Reply

    Thai seriously have you looked around to eastern India btw which is also a part of our culture and country. I lived there and that is the vibe i am getting.

    1. reah at | | Reply

      Indian is not just rajasthiani print, or gujrati work or south indian silk or kerala saree. Look east my friends look east in your very own country, you will be amazed.

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      2. lg at | | Reply

        Reah, Thanks for speaking up. This look may falter at the contest, for all we know. I am hoping, not. Kudos to the Susmita Sen & team “I Am She” for their inclusive spirit & attempting something new and . – A South Indian

  14. Malaise at | | Reply

    Isn’t that a Hindu Goddess? Sorry, not up to date on Hindu gods. I wish I could paste a link. But the pic I’m looking at has 4 hands and the halo thing is almost identical. Also a lot of Shiva lingams around it.

  15. Zee at | | Reply

    Yup, I am one of the ones on the fence. Hate that it is so OTT, but I also think it reminds me of Natraj.

  16. olala at | | Reply

    Compared to the other contestants, this was quite toned down and pretty!

    Nicely done, ma’am.

  17. Dee at | | Reply

    This is exactly the kind of thing you would see in a film by an Indian-born foreign director to “depict” India. They might as well have added a tiger there and given her a mace and a sword to hold in her hands. Absurd!

  18. Dits at | | Reply

    Just a lot of bling . Its more East asian – balinese or cambodian than Indian !

  19. lazyU at | | Reply

    Folks, look at canada before commenting.

    Anyway, I was tired of ye old random ghagra choli which might look exotic to everyone else but was quite boring. I do think if this were more inspired by mahabharat type mukuts it would be more recognizable.

  20. Payal at | | Reply

    Straight out of Vegas.

  21. Asha at | | Reply

    Oh the poor girl!!!!

  22. arpitha at | | Reply

    What does it mean ? Can’t seem to remember any hindu goddess wearing such a costume.

  23. Mini M at | | Reply

    Why is Sushmita Sen and the I am She team being complimented Noyonita Lodh was selected by Times of India for this contest. Sushmita Sen has nothing to do with the selection of Miss India for Miss Universe contest anymore.

  24. Jill at | | Reply

    Essentially the most chauvinistic occasion in popculture today. Disgrace.

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