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  1. Karishma at | | Reply

    OH MY GOD.

    She looks so crazy hot! Wowza. Loving the black white palette and the cat eye eyeliner. Welcome back, Ms. Balan (Roy Kapoor?).

  2. tanishq at | | Reply

    This NIKHIL THAMPI guy is reaching the throne slowly. all set to rule NOT bad….

    and Vidya Balan looks OH MY GOD. <3 My hearts beating 4 times faster. fab job with her…

    what a pleasant surprise to have her look like this.

  3. dn at | | Reply

    Gorgeous!! Love the black and white photography, and it highlights Vidya’s classical beauty so well. It is also so refreshing to see her looking good in western wear.

  4. KJ at | | Reply

    Amy Winehouse anyone?

    1. fala at | | Reply

      Ditto. if she had a bouffant in that first profile pic, noone would know the difference.

  5. Senorita at | | Reply

    I prefer the close-ups to the long shot in the b+w gown. dunno, there seems to be disconnect between the face (desi) and the dress (not).

    1. EC Krishnaa at | | Reply

      What, people with Indian faces can’t wear Western clothes? Such a narrow-minded view.
      If you opened your mind a little, you’d realise that lots of Western women also have Indian features.

      1. Senorita at | | Reply

        wow. just wow.

      2. mesta at | | Reply

        you dont need a ‘certain’ face to wear ‘certain’ clothes

  6. Avi at | | Reply

    Gorgeous girl … beautiful photo shoot .. kudos to makeup artist and photographer..

  7. Manali at | | Reply

    GORGEOUS! Such a classic beauty she is…

  8. Avi at | | Reply

    super Gorgeous girl … beautiful photo shoot .. kudos to makeup artist and photographer..

  9. blahbum at | | Reply


    vidya looks stunning.. im speechless!! as much as i love sabyas.. she shud start dressing up differently.. this is a nice change

  10. Priyanka at | | Reply

    I am speechless and in a good way.. her eye make up is outstanding and although I love Indian wear as much as western I believe with good guidance and a good fashion consultant, she can do wonder. I truly think she’s gorgeous.

  11. Krisha at | | Reply

    Wow that’s amazing she is lookin soooo diff and beautiful
    Love the black and white gown with the silver belt where can I find it

  12. Natty at | | Reply

    Pity pity! She is white washed in the pics. Setting a wrong example with darker skinned girls who are equally beautiful.
    Shame on these people….

  13. Tanya at | | Reply

    Such a beauty she is!
    And my my! She so can rock western wear too, if styled just as well as here that is!!

  14. lazy at | | Reply

    She looks stunning! And I’m so glad they didn’t ruin the shoot with OTT horrible lenses.

  15. Anon at | | Reply

    One word – Stunning!
    Such a gorgeous face.

  16. wtf? at | | Reply

    Dear Vidya,

    Hire this makeup artist. Keep the clothes.

    A Well Wisher

  17. Coffee at | | Reply

    She looks good, but they made her too skinny. It’s a (good) photoshop job, but we all know that that’s not her body. Styling is perfect but again, I hate to be negative, but her body isn’t anywhere close to what they have shown.

  18. slc at | | Reply

    Wow. Vidya looks really sexy. Kudos to Marie Claire. I am sure the pics have been photo shopped but not to an extreme extent. Vidya’s voluptuous curves are still visible. Love, love, love.

  19. swati at | | Reply

    Sure there is some photo-shopping going on .. but pray why cannot Vidya experiment with these looks in real life?

  20. RS at | | Reply

    Stunning. Ditch the saris Vidya. You look fantastic.

  21. Nisha B at | | Reply

    OMG she looks absolutely gorgeous. If only she could hire the stylist and the make up artist for her off shoot appearances. Who actually thought that she could carry off Burberry and Donna Karan? Ditch the Sabyas for once Vidya..

  22. rue at | | Reply

    Wowza! Why can’t she dress like this more often?! Please give those saris and anarkalis a break

  23. crab at | | Reply

    whoa! Is this really Vidya Balan?! She looks gorgeous!

  24. jay at | | Reply

    check out the making video. you can tell its not been photoshopped heavily at all. its just clever styling.

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  26. Nazia at | | Reply

    M so glad she decided to change things up even though its for a mag:)
    Love the Donna K Look. Shes got fabulous features. Wish shed experiment more

  27. mesta at | | Reply

    She looks the best in Gucci

  28. fromchi-town at | | Reply

    The second photo with teh b and w gown looks amazing. I am sure it is a little photoshopped, but it still is a great look for her. Why can’t she wear something like this in real life? Am waiting for the day when she will blow our socks off with something like this – she sure has the potential to!

  29. asmozonic at | | Reply

    THERE comes out her versatility! wish she’d experiment with looks these in her public experiences too. that would make for such pleasant sightings along with her brilliant acting skills.

  30. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    She looks stunning.

  31. just me at | | Reply

    She looks amazing! Only grouse about the photoshoot itself is that in some of the pics, and there are more on other sites, the angle/proximity of the camera makes her look cross–eyed (and she isn’t, so methinks they should have been more careful about that).

  32. Adara at | | Reply

    Extreme photoshopping. The one in Nikhil thampi & Gucci, she is half her size of how she is in real life. It’s like they decided to use PC’s body for vidyas white washed face. lol

  33. pearl at | | Reply

    I’m the stylist for this shoot and want to say thank you all for the overwhelmingly positive comments. We’re thrilled with the results. For the photoshop cynics – here’s the un-photoshopped making of video – tell us what you think! :) it’s honestly minimal. Promise.

    1. Priyanka at | | Reply

      Pearl, we don’t allow outgoing links in comments and so had to remove that from yours… Sry! Have however updated the post with a link to the video.

  34. Tanisha at | | Reply

    Two of my recent obsessions in one editorial vidya balan and Nikhil Thampi omg omg I am in love with both she is stunning and he is soooooo talented and cute **hearts**
    Thank u Marie Claire to have made this possible pls pass on the MSG I love both of them.

  35. The Hellenist at | | Reply

    The caption stunned me…I was so sure its Katrina in the first pic..

  36. harry at | | Reply


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