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  1. tina at | | Reply

    She looks good but as usual the cover is so white-washed. She’s not even close to being this skin tone in real life.

  2. sree at | | Reply

    Love it! Kiran is the perfect geek chic.

  3. rana at | | Reply

    That is not kiran rao for sure

  4. mp at | | Reply

    Such a refreshing Cover! I know the phrase “Beauty + brains” is really cliched but its so apt here.

  5. Rue at | | Reply

    She looks good… actually great… no complaints there.

    But why has she been white washed like that? What… is her natural complexion not good enough for them? Do they think you need to have the peaches-cream complexion to look pretty? Disgraceful.

  6. Neharika at | | Reply

    Chic and stylish.

  7. Fernie at | | Reply

    Love. About time we saw her on a cover!

  8. Voguemaniar at | | Reply

    Wow!!!! Now this is how simple sophisticated clothes turn into a fashion vision !!! Love everything about it and yes her glasses add to her personality

  9. Damayanti at | | Reply

    Is it just me, or the face looks extremely photoshopped, especially the contours…

  10. sonia at | | Reply

    She looks smashing but i do think her face looks photoshopped!

    1. MachineGunMeow at | | Reply

      Yeah, I think she looks sensational and the best bit is that it totally resonates her style. But why oh why is some Indian media so hellbent on presenting brown skin beauty as white?

  11. Hansini at | | Reply

    Nice that she turned Caucasian for a magazine shoot. Shows commitment.

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      Ha ha ha. Totally!

    2. dee at | | Reply

      ha ha ha Spot on!!

    3. resh at | | Reply

      lol!! totally.. why would she agree to change her skin tone so drastically for a mag cover..

    4. kasthuri at | | Reply

      The skin tones are worlds apart, really ! Photoshop sometimes still amazes me…

      1. kasthuri at | | Reply

        Although on second thought, she looks like a caucasian-east asian mix.

  12. fashionpolice at | | Reply

    Love the cover and the look. Though it does seem like it’s a model playing Kiran Rao and not the original.

  13. NAQVI at | | Reply

    Seeing kiran on a cover makes me all sorta happy… but this is waaay too heavily photoshoped…. her real beauty not good fr dem??

  14. Slc at | | Reply

    Great cover…love the suit, but there is no need to whiten Kiran’s face…she has lovely skin tone as is.

  15. Apekshita at | | Reply

    Woww.!! so chic.!..but so photoshopped.! where did her cheekbones go.!? :/

  16. Nancy at | | Reply

    Did Kiran Rao accept this white washed version of hers? The impression I have of her would not let her do that. She looks wonderful with the skin tone she has naturally…

  17. Adara at | | Reply

    That doesn’t look like her from any angle. This is some sad sh*t that even the lady with brains have to go through the white washing/photoshop route.

  18. Nothing much at | | Reply

    So much thought put into a geeky look takes away all the geekiness in my opinion. I was a geek in my student years and looked nowhere close to this (or deepika’s supposedly geeky avtar in YJHD). I proudly stayed unwaxed, ungroomed in unironed clothes and didn’t care for having a separate soap for washing my face let alone wearing makeup (line in the cover above).
    But yeah, I get it, this is a fashion journal (and YJHD a bollywood flick), they have to still look pleasing (conventionally speaking) while trying to radiate geekiness.

    1. bumblebee at | | Reply

      Ooh, there is a notion that somehow one cannot be beautiful and brainy. Somehow these two are mutually exclusive. That in order to be truly geeky, a woman needs to stroke her chin hair while pondering over maths. That you cannot do quantum physics and wear heels and look good. Is it the hangover from “Einstein had bad hair & therefore brainy people need no shampoo” thought process?
      Aside, I don’t see anything striking about this cover. It’s lazy in its assumption that she wears glasses therefore she’s a deep kind of a film-maker. Let’s dress her up in geek chic and so on and so forth. Painful.

  19. Fergie at | | Reply

    Kudos for the photoshopping…

  20. thatgirlinpink at | | Reply

    Two thumbs up!

  21. RDM at | | Reply

    Love the look – the outfit and the glasses are so intellectually sophisticated !! I don’t care for the white face though – ELLE could’ve translated this better keeping her actual color in my opinion.

  22. Amodini at | | Reply

    She looks good. The slouch is noticeably better.

  23. Parisian at | | Reply

    Ok I get it- the glasses are her signature style but for once I am curious to see how she looks without them. Don’t even know where to start about the photo shopping so not going to!

  24. hjdnc at | | Reply

    P and p, considering the amount of influence u have, can you not take a Stand against this blatant racism? Are magazines trying to tell us that our true skin color is not worthy enough to display?

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