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Another day, another round of movie promotions. Find any of their looks particularly memorable?

P.S: Tara is in floral Topshop separates at one event and a Blu jacket and Sabo separates at another. And Ananya is wearing Sachin and Babi.

Ananya Panday (Left) And Tara Sutaria At SOTY 2 Promotions

Ananya Panday (Left) And Tara Sutaria At SOTY 2 Promotions

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. At this point I feel like the Veteran of the Year. Will this film release and bomb already? This set of promotions has ruined any possibility for these two to cultivate their individual style.

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    • I just realized that we had that barrage of promotions where women were dressed according to the concept of ‘Adarsh Bharatiya Naari’ and now we have a set of promotions with the concept of ‘Adarsh High School Musical Teenager’. Clearly these marketing strategists are ‘on to something’ or ‘on something’.

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    • @ Suvaqua24 All this hate you have, where does it come from?
      I think they look fine, Ananya is trying new stuff, she is VERY young and will find her style one day. This is literally her first movie. Also, are you like BFF’s with them that you know that this is or isn’t their “individual style” as you call it?
      I feel sad for anyone who gets their high’s from hiding behind a computer and being mean to 20 year olds.

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      • @aditi. I have refrained from any personal attacks on either Ananya or Tara. In fact I find Tara to be a perfectly pleasant person and I am sure Ananya is too. I have criticized the styling for the women as a sustained campaign/marketing strategy as I did for the film that came before this and bombed (KA__NK). They have hardly produced any variation. Therefore, I am not attacking these women. Instead I am taking an issue with these production houses. I wish they had worn jumpsuits, pant-suits, etc. and not just these cookie cutter images. These women are so much more than what these campaigns project them to be. (And no OLAF, I am not asking them to cover up) In my opinion, their looks could be exchanged and it would hardly make any difference.
        Now let us come to your personal attack on me. I am an opinionated, snarky person who does like to comment on a website where we are allowed to express our thoughts on styling/clothes within limits. I have noticed your opinions on other posts and I refrain from attacking other commentators irrespective of whatever their opinion is. However, the nature of your comment is so obnoxious so as to insinuate that I am some kind of depressed individual who gains sadomasochistic pleasure in deriding young women. You also imply that I am filled with venom and hate which must have deep-rooted psychological reasons. I am appalled that your comment was allowed through but my family has raised me with far more etiquette than to deign your insinuations with a response in your kind. Suffice it to say that I could go into your comment history and make similar assumptions but I am not such a person. I hope you can reflect on your comment and see the flaws in it while re-reading my commentary on these women and understanding what I have said.

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        • you won the internet for today my friend! we can only hope for such a mature response to baseless criticism !

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      • Ananya and Tara are young girls with styles appropriate to their age. The problem is that they are a catalogue version of the south Bombay or ‘that small rich’ pocket of every big city that have the exact same American teenager dress code. Hence neither (also almost all those young girls from industry excluding Sara Ali khan) of them stand out or even make any impact. There presence looks stale and boring. All though in reality they might not be and they might be just be wearing what they are exposed to or wear in real life. But unless you have a solid screen presence that your movies can carry you forward, you should not risk boring people before the movie is out with stale presence. And that’s exactly what they are doing.

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        • Perfectly summarised…Even before the movie releases, a fatigue has set in ..These 2 and also their Hero of the movie are not being able to generate any kind of interest or response…Anyway I have never been fan of this aggressive, in your face marketing…

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        • Just a little correction: neither of these girls are from South Bombay but from Bandra/Juhu. And no, people in South Bombay don’t dress like this.

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  2. They look so ordinary, there is nothing like either an actress or a star quality about them especially that Ananya. She seems to be like any young girl within the family. One can never relate them to as stars.

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  3. Hmm, I notice legs and mid-riffs. Will go and cover my 17-year old’s eyes.
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    Okay done. I quite like both of Tara’s looks she always wears fun shoes! Ananya really needs to change the hair it makes all her looks flat.

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  4. are they buying teeny dresses in bulk from somewhere?? putting these two in whatever the stylists moods swings to that day/ not considering their looks are similar to each other consecutively.

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  5. If you guys have nothing to say/are not impressed, why post about them at all?

    The first set of pics seems like they were going for a beach-y look, but it just looks really random of out of place. Somehow everything they’ve worn for promotions seems forced and inauthentic.

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  6. Ugh – when is this movie releasing? I am so tired of seeing a new post with the SOTY2 cast. I know this is your blog and you can do wht you want… but can we pls club these SOTY2 promo appearances in one single post and be done with it.

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    • I agree! So underwhelmed with this whole SOTY2 promotions..they should fire the marketing lead as well as the stylist!

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    • Agreed! I am logging in after a week (I am a regular) just because I was so fatigued by the teenagers…..who look no different from the ones walking in my condo park downstairs.

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  7. R these even outfits?? They look ridiculous….tacky starlets…..I don’t remember Sonam or Anushka or anyone else wearing such clown costumes when they made a debut! Looks like another wave of airheads….no style no substance…..

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    • Please, enough with the name calling! Young women flaunting their bodies for attention, attention-seeking wannabe, airheads etc.

      I’ve only heard Tara and Ananya in interviews where the smartest question asked is which was Karan Johar’s first movie. Nobody has the opportunity to display any intellect in Bollywood movie promotions. Calling them airheads has no basis in their clothing choices. This is not a comment on their style. I can think of insensitive airhead statements that Ranveer Singh has made and yet I don’t recall anyone calling him an airhead here.

      Someone complained about my trolling. Do you see how annoying it is?? It wasn’t fun for me either and I’m truly sorry if I was too nasty (I still don’t support your views). But do you understand what it’s like to read the awful comments here about girls wearing unimaginative but nonetheless the kind of clothing that some truly wonderful and admirable women who are my friends, family, classmates, acquaintances also wear? There were tons of crop tops and bras at the Dakota pipeline protests, climate change and anti-g*n rallies and many other very intellectual things. Please dislike the clothing for all you want but don’t put them down as people.

      PnP for all the wokeness you claim on your Instagram, your blog thrives on unkindness against women and I wonder if you’d be okay with these comments on the influencer community you’re part of. My Indian origin and even Indian peers who I showed this blog to were horrified considering the comments to be from another era. Do you have any following amongst people Tara and Ananya’s age? Do you honestly think they’d find this a safe space?

      PnP deleted my comment on the previous SOTY2 post where I actually agreed with the commenter but felt they shouldn’t hold actresses to such strict role model standards. Do y’all plan to moderate comments where someone is called an attention-seeking wannabe doing cheap gimmicks because she’s wearing a crop top? Or is that appropriate and part of critiquing fashion?

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      • You know, I think the word ‘trolling’ seems to flow mindlessly nowadays. Anybody who has anything remotely negative to say is a troll. You know, going by your body of comments, you are excellent at it. Many others here are not “trolling” but expressing their distaste and there is a fine (often subjective) line to that. I also think people of Tara and Ananya’s age (or you, most probably) hide behind this excuse of a troll and spew awful and very rude comments polluting the whole environment. You, sir or madam are no better than the ones making the distasteful comments in the first place so you may get off your moral high horse now.
        Wearing terrible, tacky and very revealing clothes repeatedly says something about the person? I also find the name calling unfortunate but people are not robots to just say “Oh terrible clothes” again and again and again.
        People like you ruin the fun or the capacity to laugh at something awful done by a celebrity (like wearing a terrible outfit). Since they live in the public eye, they are game and most of them actually like the attention here.
        I’d say maybe you and your ‘Indian origin peers’ take things at face value and out of context. You don’t need to school the people commenting. Everyone who says something not so pleasant is also coming from a place of either experience, taste or culture. In India, skin-show is very slowly gaining acceptance and there are others who stand by the notion that skin show alone doesn’t make anything fashionable. Please don’t show your pseudo-moral superiority and make the comment section such a rude and hateful place. Not everyone here is nice or pleasant and often say things downright incorrect but just be being worse than them doesn’t make you nicer or teach anyone anything. If anything, people like me who have read this space for years will stay away.

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        • hi all! i’m an Indian (born & raised but studying abroad at the moment) skimpy clothing wearer who went for the climate change protests! also, 100% desi ghee certified airhead.

          O told me about this blog and it is a time capsule preserving our time honoured tradition of shaming women for wearing short clothes! she actually apologised for being mean and asked y’all to not call other women names. that’s it! for what it’s worth, Tara and Ananya DO wear the most generic safe looks young girls wear. please enjoy your blog, O is retiring from it and blog owners, ponder over the precedent you’re setting where a young person is quitting your blog because the incessant shaming and personal attacks are too much to stand.

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        • thanks! somebody had to shut the preachers. is this a philosophy claas or a light hearted fahion page??? very well smashed. some people need permanent banning from commenting, as they are seriously out of context and only into unrequired policing. also, easier done is reducing commenting to 150 words/characters like twitter!

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  8. Its so sad to see Ananya almost always dressed in nicer clothes and Tara always getting some very inexpensive looking, border line tacky clothes. The SOTT2 budget lines for the leads are so in your face variant about who’s the lead that gets the guy and who is the one that goes home empty. In which case why not just project it as hero-heroine and the rest, vs doing an elaborate farce of as if two-heroines story line (rolling my eyes)
    the promos look ridiculous, OTT and plain silly, and i wish Indian movies come of age at some point. If not atleast the audience must, so they get better fare

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    • Indian movies have come of age. Look at all the work done by Ayushman khurana, Rajkumar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar etc. It is just Karan Johar now who needs to come of age. He is stuck in the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai era. Eternal adolescence.

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  9. The dresses they are wearing must be due to their roles they are playing. They look the same in every SINGLE pic. Everyday they are promoting the film. They must stop now so that by the time the film reaches theaters, we are not already dozing off. ZZZZZZZ

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  10. Tara is pretty.. she would look good if she just showed up in jeans & T shirt instead of these ridiculously styled outfits..

    P & P,
    Asking out of curiosity, are you the media partners for this movie ?

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