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  1. s.k. at | | Reply

    i think i’ll go aaaargh on your behalf!

  2. SS at | | Reply

    Aargh is right – as usual, neck up she is luminous, but that sari is just not flattering and for once I hate the longer blouse length – longer blouse sleeves are usually elegant, but here the length is just awkward. The thing is, Vidya can totally pull off glam, as we can see in the Daboo Ratnani calendar picture, which is why a look like this is so frustrating.

    1. vandana at | | Reply

      was she in daboo’s calendar??

  3. RZ Sokol at | | Reply

    Oh vidya vidya! why this sleeve length? and these colors arrrgh! She should repeat to herself every morning: *I must get a stylist, must get a stylist*

  4. Rashmi at | | Reply

    wow back to back movies! she must be one of the busiest actresses these days..before it was Priyanka Chopra. She reminds me very much of Smita Patil. The saree is not for me but oh well, if she’s In Character then what can I say? btw, the movie looks great…I love Vishal Bharadwaj films!!

  5. Amber at | | Reply

    So tired of her amma type looks.

    1. lurverlurver at | | Reply

      exactly…she needs to freshen up…this looks like any normal sari i’ve seen at the market…

      1. mary at | | Reply

        haha you’re right. I’ve chosen to wear only eastern wear all my life (I’m 27) and am nowhere as dowdy and ‘amma’ type as Vidya. To think that she does what she does while having access to designers, us mere mortals can only dream of! Should be penalized for such offensive behaviour.

    2. Saya at | | Reply

      But even Ammas and Auntys have better choice in saris. This one is hopeless.

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  7. KK at | | Reply

    In character or not – this sari is HIDEOUS!!!!!!!!

    1. KK at | | Reply

      Just saw pictures of Sushmita, Kangana and others dressed at this event … Vidya stuck out like a sore thumb! Everyone was dressed classy and Vidya was “in character”. And it wasn’t even a promotional event for her movie. Whatever!!

      1. KT at | | Reply

        haha.. i think it looks dumb.. infact one shud keep the character mysterious and not ‘over flaunt’ it!

  8. Michelle at | | Reply

    Have absolutely no complaints for being in character….thats how my small-town UP aunties looked like in the 80s… nostalgia!!!

    1. koel at | | Reply

      She looks like Sholay’s Ganaga mausi here! I think the name of that actress was Leela Mishra …

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  9. msmeow at | | Reply

    I understand the desire to be in character, but I think she could have gone with a more interesting piece. Least to say she looks lovely as always.

  10. amber at | | Reply

    The bai who used to cook for us used to wear sarees like this. But even she has moved on to better looking stuff. I love Vidya Balan though

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  11. ngm82 at | | Reply

    my house maid wears better ones!

  12. trinket at | | Reply

    Bored with the ‘in character’ trend. Just wondering can u justify a poor drape though??

  13. dn at | | Reply

    Why is she in character for this event? It is not a promotional event for Ishqiya. Would have given her a pass for that. Hey the saree in the poster is better – it has a contrast border and pallu, and a better print.

  14. SK at | | Reply

    this sarre reminds me of the cheap synthetic stuff v used to c way bak in the 90’s … ugh!

  15. Flower Power at | | Reply

    Lighten up guys! She plays a lower-middle-class woman from the heartland in the movie, obviously she won’t be wearing either Sabyasachi or Kanjeevarams!

    1. Amber at | | Reply

      That’s in THE movie.. must she show up at events looking like this?? :S

      1. Flower Power at | | Reply

        fair point: just noticed this was not an ishqiya event… then it’s not excusable. i mean, dressing in Sabyas ahead of Paa is fine on other red-carpets, but this is not a look that translates to premieres by ANY stretch of the imagination.

      2. lin at | | Reply

        @ Flower power: I do hope (for everybody’s sake) that she does not play a hooker or a bar dancer in any of her films then!!!

        1. Saya at | | Reply

          Lin, Thank you for the morning laughs.

          1. Sam at |

            Those were exactly my thought! Cannot wait for someone to cast her as a stripper!!!! NOT!!!!

  16. Shruti at | | Reply

    Eek…she could have picked a better saree at least. This one is just yuck lol

  17. antra at | | Reply

    Oh god noooo!!!! Just when you think you have seen the worst, it gets worse

  18. Mim at | | Reply

    Aiyo Rama! Why? Can’t root for her anymore…have reached my limit. Awful sari.

  19. sheldon at | | Reply

    vidya honey.. why the tacky bangles and the oh so ugly hair style.. did you just oil them and open them???? i wont say anythign about the saaree cause she must’ve been asked to wear it or somethign (i am hoping).. but accesorize yourself better..

  20. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    One must wonder why she was ‘in character’ at an event that had nothing to do with her film. And where to begin…the colours on the sari are so ghastly and to crown it all she has to go and wear it ‘Gujju ben’ style which makes even the most slender woman look rotund and matronly. And those elbow-length sleeves….gahh!

    And anyway I think this ‘in character’ promotion style is rubbish. I wish I could go back in time to the 60s and 70s when they just made films and had them released without all this fuss, and when the films themselves weren’t so wannabe-Hollywoodish (in spite of being heavily ‘inspired’).

    1. Stuti at | | Reply

      Oh my god, thank you so much for saying that. Cinema in the 60s and 70s was beautiful, whether in India or otherwise.
      The trash they make in India today cannot even be qualified as “cinema”.
      And the whole fuss about the promotion is such a needless side effect of capitalism. :D

  21. Stuti at | | Reply

    Now this is just ghastly(always wanted to use the word, so delightfully British). The repetitive Sabyasachis I could deal with(and love), but not yellow-pink, my least favourite combination when it comes to ethnic wear. Also a saree doesn’t have to be expensive for one to look good, just tasteful. I fail to see how huge pink flowers on a yellow background worn with a pink blouse with contrasting yellow piping is tasteful. Yikes.

  22. jasmita at | | Reply

    please save the ‘in character’ look for promotional events! she looks like a bai

  23. Kiwi at | | Reply

    What charactor? Unless she is playing a “ba” or a “dhoban”: these are the folks who wear such 200 Rs cheap, gaudy synthetic sarees and they all carry it off better than she is

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      I agree it’s cheap, gaudy, tawdry and pathetic. As for ba and dhoban, no idea what they mean :)

      1. Stuti at | | Reply

        Ba is grandmother, and dhoban is a washing lady. Both archaic words, so it isn’t your fault even if you speak hindi. :)

    2. Neha at | | Reply

      hahhaa… ba…or dhoban… thats really a funny one :)

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  25. HHCFan at | | Reply

    Once upon a time there were no ‘in-character’ promotions and the movies actually did well. I dont understand how this ‘in-character’ thing is going to help the movie do well.

  26. kaya at | | Reply

    There’s something called to much of a good thing Ms. Balan… sigh

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  28. Pri at | | Reply

    why the heck is her sari draped on the left shoulder?!?! tht is soo weird!!!

  29. priya at | | Reply

    She looks like a maid from Ahmedabad! Horrendous… Saw her at Dabboo Ratnani Calendar launch looking like a 50 year old school teacher.. what the hell is wrong with her.. enough of Auntyji.., Take acue from Ash at SOnalis Bday!

    1. Saya at | | Reply

      Be ready for the brickbats. To refer VidyaB an aunty(which is acurate 98% of the time) is a big NO NO on this site. :D

    2. Shriya at | | Reply

      I don’t like Vidya’s look but I still won’t recommend her to take a cue from Aishwarya’s that particular look or for most part any look. Aishwarya is 9.5/10 times a fashion disaster.

  30. tisha at | | Reply

    dint know is promoting “BIHARI MAID ” LOOK!

  31. Saya at | | Reply

    She makes even a Sabya look bad. No surprises here. Arrrgh. VidyaB really needs to tone her arms if she so wants to wear these kind of blouses.

  32. lin at | | Reply

    Vidya’s checklist:
    1) Saree worn the wrong way: Check
    2) Color that reminds you of a daily ritual: Check
    3) 70’s floral pattern: Check
    4) Awkward length of the blouse’s sleeve (circa 1980’s): Check
    5) Glass bangles: Check
    6) Oily, limp hair: Check
    7) Looking like Kanta bai: UNCHECK as even she is more fashionable than our dear ol’ Vidya!!

    1. Saya at | | Reply

      Daily ritual, HAHAHA! Was that a deliberate assignment to #2?;)

  33. hhc-addict at | | Reply

    Why is she “in character” clothes – its not a promo event for her movie. Hideous is all I can say!

  34. arpitha at | | Reply

    Everybody tries to look beautiful and young, she tries to do the opposite.

  35. fashionmaniac at | | Reply

    I really think it is an occupational hazard of being an actress.
    She is definitely in the character as she is gathering so much interest/criticism for her attire.
    We all know she is a beauty and can afford expensive sarees.
    So, guys give her a break and admire the courage to look like this and care two hoots about what people would say.

    1. Mim at | | Reply

      You know, I’ve said the same thing about Vidya before, but why must one applaud bad judgement? We all have our job requirements, and as a celebrity and film personality, it’s not too much to ask for these people to look good and take some trouble with their appearance, IMO. After all, they have the means and the access.

  36. shruti at | | Reply

    ouch !! my eyes hurt.. I always thought Vidya looks best in saris but now I Take it back. She can managed to look bad in saris too. what was she thinking !!!!

  37. funnybone at | | Reply

    amma …. ammma…..ammmaaa……allll ….the…. way……

  38. funnybone at | | Reply

    bandhi kamariya se saadi……..ke aayi ab aunty ki baari!!!!!!!

  39. sania chaudhri at | | Reply

    im sorry she doesnt make sabya look bad,he makes her look awful…
    what is that ghastly synthetic,hideous print monstrosity!
    I dont always comment,if and when(rare) i see something fab or something horrid,in this case i saw it and knew i had to comment!!

  40. Maze at | | Reply

    She’s a good looking gal, why does she sabotage herself this way? Sadness.

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