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  1. Slc at | | Reply

    She looks absolutely lovely.

  2. Megha at | | Reply

    Why din’t Ms.Balan dress like this in Cannes!!!!!! This is such a relaxed, breezy look as opposed to the extremely contrived, stiff, overly made up (Dupatta on the head) look we were forced to see in Cannes…. but none the less… she looks gorgeous here!!

    1. PC at | | Reply

      You nailed it!

  3. RS at | | Reply

    Nice change. Anything but Sabya. She looks nice.

  4. Paroma at | | Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Hope to see many more such appearances from Vidya.

  5. NA at | | Reply

    Has she gone off Sabya after the Cannes overkill? Looking good in the first look!

  6. Nandini at | | Reply

    She looks drop dead gorgeous in that Lehenga-sari! Hats off to Jayati Bose(her stylist) for finally giving her clothes that enhance her curves! :D

  7. mona at | | Reply

    she looks beautiful in the lehenga… love the hair!

  8. Avantika at | | Reply

    Love the hair dos! The outfits, not so much! Bleh!

  9. Bsimple at | | Reply

    Where was THIS VB hiding all this time? She looks fab! Unusual color combo for lehenga! Love it! :)

  10. nisha b at | | Reply

    OMG I love & adore this change..

  11. Rashmi K at | | Reply

    The lehenga isn’t great, but she looks beautiful. Love the earrings.
    The 2nd look is just meh.

  12. Srilalitha at | | Reply

    wow, this hair do takes away so many years… so young and lovely she looks

  13. Tana at | | Reply

    such a pretty lady she is!! O.o

  14. $ at | | Reply

    A biggggg thank you Ms. balan for giving sabya and the most predictable looks a break…points for changing the hair also…after zillions year she got the hair make up jewellery right…what amazes me even more is her opting not only different desginer but also “Kalamkari” .Love the fact.

    in her second look the pattern is same as that of minisha’s recent look but the length kiileed it for minisha and this look shows how can proper alterations change things…BUT what is that thing hanging at the front??

  15. ramp watcher at | | Reply

    She looks super in the anarkali.

  16. SD at | | Reply

    She looks lovely!! I think she is taking a leaf out of Madhuri Dixit’s style though..

  17. Swati Trivedi at | | Reply

    She looks so refreshingly different even though she has opted for Indian yet again. Nice change up!

  18. Shruti Jain at | | Reply

    Love it..So refreshing to see this chance..Minor gripe would be the length of the lehenga, seems like it’s dragging on the floor..maybe higher heels? Overall, she looked Gooood!

  19. Riya at | | Reply

    Finally she looks her age! :D Love the lehenga-sari, the hair and that gorgeous face. She looks so happy :)

  20. poornima at | | Reply

    Oh !! why didn’t she go to Cannes like this :)

    1. Fashionizta at | | Reply

      +1 even I was thinking the same Hz gorgeous and refreshing she looks So pretty n feminine

  21. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous in the lehenga. Love that she’s going with a greater variety of designers these days.

  22. wtf? at | | Reply

    Wow, welcome change it is, she looks lovely!

  23. Asha1 at | | Reply

    Hairdo is very mature on her but the outfit is lovely, even if the dupatta is a dull colour…the bottom oufit looks great.

  24. Diya at | | Reply

    Stunnnnnning!!! Mad love for the hairdo. This woman can do no wrong, in my opinion.

  25. Mishti at | | Reply

    Shes lookin beautiful… that lehenga is nice… and hairstyle is refreshing… like it.

  26. Adara at | | Reply

    The right term would be pavada dhavni. That is NOT a lehenga. She looks much better from her same old sarees but somehow the pavda dhavani does not suit her. It’s like she is trying too hard. Plus she decided to sweep all the garbage off the floor with her flowing pavada i guess. The one in the anarkali is a WTHey, it’s like those dark days of VidyaB from pre Sabya days. Ha ha!

  27. Megha at | | Reply

    major wow moment – that lehenga…even though the lehenga itself isn’t that great. the way she carries and the duppata on her is gorgeous
    and my oh my…i want those earrings

  28. fromchi-town at | | Reply

    Love her first appearance in the Asmita Marwah lehenga. The hair is perfect and such a welcome change. Where was this at Cannes?

  29. apsara77 at | | Reply

    LOVE her in both looks and am so glad she’s moving out of wearing Sabyasachi sarees 24/7 and experimenting with other looks while still staying true to her style! Great make-up and accessories too!

  30. s at | | Reply

    Her stylist needs to stop giving her aunty clothes!

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      Ha ha. I think she likes to be dressed like that.

  31. Fergie at | | Reply

    Vidya looks like Waheeda Rehman in the second pic.

  32. kamakshi bose at | | Reply

    Where are the ear rings from?

  33. NG at | | Reply

    oh my God – she looks supremely graceful !

  34. Devi aka DearFashionista at | | Reply

    Vidya looks lovely!! The hair and makeup are flawless.

    Isn’t the lehenga a bit too long?

    1. YouknowwhoIam at | | Reply

      Excatly my thought about lehenga being too long and was trolling the comments to see if anyone had posted that!!

      :) this is why we wine and dine – see you at the Mill!

      1. Devi aka DearFashionista at | | Reply

        +1 :)

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  36. PC at | | Reply

    One word GORGEOUS!!!…. perfect hair and make..

  37. PC at | | Reply

    makeup*… :-)

  38. Yawner at | | Reply

    She is too grown up for this outfit. She is pretty neck up

  39. SS at | | Reply

    Love her hair and make up. The lehenga is wonderful however the dupatta or pallu is very dull. Esp for such an occasion! She needs to pop amongst all those people!

  40. Summer at | | Reply

    She looks like a dream! I can’t stop staring at her..

  41. Mumbaimartini at | | Reply

    Awwww so pretty!! She looks like a younger Sharmila Tagore to me for some reason in pic 2. Can we all say yayyy, finally, Ms Balan has found her sweet spot in traditional clothes!! The bottom picture though, that dress is unflattering, and a look Ms Balan has done many times before.

  42. Adara at | | Reply

    The right term would be a pavada dhavni (Half saree) and NOT a lehenga. She looks much better from her same old boring saree looks but somehow the pavda dhavani does not suit her. It’s like she is trying too hard. The one in the anarkali is a WTHey, it’s like those dark days of VidyaB from pre-Sabya days. Ha ha

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      Oops. I thought the garbage addition in my earlier comment warranted a moderation and commented again with an edited version. lol.

  43. SushiQ at | | Reply

    Wow ! She looks gorgeous and a lot younger. Not a great outfit but she makes it work and how!

  44. sukanya at | | Reply

    styled by jayati bose….

  45. Geeta at | | Reply

    Don’t care for the bottom half of her saree, but she looks beautiful in it. So pretty.

  46. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    She looks lovely for a change!!!

  47. Amber at | | Reply

    Love her in the parade outfit. Such a nice change from sabya! Elegant, pretty without being overwhelming

  48. Sandeepani Kapoor at | | Reply

    i think vidya looks lovely in red

  49. aloka at | | Reply

    I like both the looks. The 1st one esp.

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