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It was mostly a sari affair at the recently concluded Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in New York. Seema started it off in a black sari (see here) and closed it out wearing a Mekhala Chador (an Assamese style of dressing).

Deepti wore some great shades but wish she had spruced them up with simple silver earrings for a more complete look.

Now, if you think Nandana fares the worst, think again. A face familiar more for her footwear grabbed that title and it wasn’t just because of her footwear. See inside to find out.

Seema Biswas (Left) on Closing Night and Nandana Sen (Right) on Opening Night
Of 2010 Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival

Deepti Naval on Closing Night (Left) and on Opening Night



Ekta Kapoor on Opening Night
Of The 2010 Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival

Photo Credit: MIAAC, Wireimage

67 COMMENTS

      • Only 2 good reasons- she has vowed that she will wear only this as a self- sacrifice or else some sadu-baba would have advised her Beta – these shoes will always grab attention. Ekta – I so very much love you for being Jeetendera’s daughter and beinga succesful producer- please dress appropriatrely – such a beautiful face and smile being wasted on just wrong choice of footwear and neckline!




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  1. I think those shoes are stuck (read: superglued!) to Ekta’s feet. Else why would someone wear those hideous pair of footwear over and over and over again. SIGH!




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      • That’s because Ekta likes to look/feel tall ALL the time.But she hates wearing the high heels.That’s too much work for someone who makes all her saas/ bahus look ultra glam in the kitchen but refuses to look into a full length mirror once in a while.




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  2. ewww P&P, you called a Mekhla Chaddar a half sari, for girls who know their drapes this one’s a major blooper, but I forgive you guys coz you always bring the best & worst of the Indian fashion fest to me everyday:)
    Seema is wearing a dual coloured mekhla chadar in this pic & with the black sari, she is taking a traditional eri chadar.




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  3. OMG……..buty then maybe these are some special sandals that she has got made to conter some serious problems with her feet…….that’s the only explanation I can think of!!!!




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  4. Even before I looked inside to see who it would be- I said to myself, ‘I bet its Ekta!’- I don’t know why, just had a feeling (plus the BAD shoe thing tipped me off!).
    But wow- OH- wow!




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  5. dont tell me she is superstitious bout those slippers! Am sure luck comes in different sandals too! hideous choice..and she seems not to be aware of it! :(




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  6. is it just me..or the neckline on Ekta a lil disturbing..?? i know- i know..its not that bad..but somehow on Ekta Kapoor..even a bit of boob show looks odd..!! wish she’d pronto get shoes that contain her feet and a suit that contains her ‘other stuff’..




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  7. Love Ekta’s dupatta…But thats where it ends. I think we should stop giving her shoes attention because after this many appearances, I bet she does it to wind people up!!

    Love the jacket Deepti’s jacket – so practical and quite funky too! Perfect for winter x




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  8. No amount of criticism/constructive criticism/scathing press coverage of her shoes, can make her give them up.Now i really want to know what is the deal with them. PnP if you ever have a tete-a-tete with her, do please ask her WHY GOD WHY?




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  9. oh god, those shoes… hideous.

    on a different note i have a question to all the readers. please help!
    i have a few weddings i have to go to. i would love to wear a sari but nothing blingy..aka manish malhotra style
    can someone give me the different types of classy sari’s that i can buy something that would suit a 23 year old? obviously you can not get those in pakistan…so i’ll have to tell a friend who goes back and forth to india .. please help. i’m running out of time!!




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    • I dont know if a south indian silk would be quite your thing as you’re so young – why not go for some beautiful hand embroiderys like Lucknowi chikkan workect. Manish Malhotras not the only designer available others do lovely sarees using embroiderys, patchworks that would look great on someone your age.




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    • @ fats.. sak someone to go to Nalli and pick up stock up on benarsi / temple saris/ kantha saris in silk.. they will always be in style and ooze class!




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    • Check whether you can get those gorgeous Pakistani chikan-work sarees; they are classy & refreshing enough for a 23-year old.
      Chiffons, bandhinis etc. would be great as well.




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    • Hey fats…since you are pretty young..i would suggest to go for some plain light weight sari (like Chiffons) in a bold color( with a thin border, if u like) with a heavy brocade blouse.. heavy jewelery goes well with such a look without being too loud..and when u get tired..just get a new blouse and mix it up..!!




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      • thank you everyone for the suggestions!! i got my grandma to give me some of her old sarees as well that she got from bengal, they are gorgeous but might make me look slightly older.

        but thank you everyone!




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  10. omg! with all that money ekta could buy the best footwear, jimmy choos, zanottis, etc, etc. on a different note, maybe she’s exposing so much cleavage to divert people’s attention from her poorly shod feet.




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  11. These shoes are now like the same Santa Banta jokes one starts hearing from age 5 till death. We should be over them..it is not funny anymore.

    I am loving Deepti’s sarees. i saw some great bhagalpuris at Fabindia this summer something similar to the blue one.




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  12. Wow those shoes are pug fugly. But then there’s also the cleavage over-exposure, the awkward coat handling…and *gasp* the cutting out of what looks like John Abraham!!

    That could have been the one saving grace in the photo. John makes a pretty nice accesory to have on your arm. Kinda mitigates those horrendous shoes.




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  13. Am not so bothered about the sandals as i am about the cleavage show. Verrry classy

    I do love Mekhela Chadors, just not Seema’s. It looks like 2 separate pieces of cloth put together haphazardly.




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  14. Methinks perhaps Ekta wears prescription shoes. And if she is in pain, I doubt if she’d give a fig about fashion, it’d just have to be something comfortable I guess.




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