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For a round of movie promotions in the capital, Deepika picked Erdem to wear. Discreet earrings, fishnet stockings and pair of classic Louboutins rounded out the actor’s look.

Sure it’s a lot of red but, boy did Deepika make every bit of that look work. She looked striking; I like.



Deepika Padukone At Chhapaak Promotions

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  1. Looks like a British school girl, waiting for her school bus! Who wears fishnet anymore!!?! Gives that 3D effect headache.

    She is such a beautiful lady, this movie promotion ( considering the subject) could have been her window to showcase how beautiful being ‘ordinary’ would have been!

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    • Agree a 1000 times to the last line .. I think that is the biggest issue with this promotion. considering the movie and the subject, her looks should have been curated with that thought process – that everyone is beautiful, no matter the designer / brand you are carrying.
      Sure – she can dress however she wants.
      Sure – she is a movie star and can dress so.
      But, somehow these OTT looks clashed so badly with the movie that she is promoting that it ended up looking comical.

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  2. Although the whole look is a bit much, I can’t help but adore that overcoat. It reminds me of the amazing Kashmiri artists and their art. I wish Bollywood looked closer home for outfit inspirations more often. It would be so interesting to see elements from Indian artisans mixed up with more western pieces.

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  3. Looks like she is compensating for all the ordinary looks she portrayed on camera by being a clothes hanger for shaleena. A sensitive movie like chhapaak is being promoted with high end glamour, none of my business but it’s just an opinion that an issue like this needs more sensitivity.

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  4. She’s dressed like a Delhiite.. the coat looks too huge on her maybe because of the inner red dress.. it’s a bad pick for a dress.

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      • Hey.. I don’t mean in a demeaning way.. but I have seen people dress up a lot in Delhi in winters.. so she’s doing it too while in Delhi.

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        • Don’t exactly care if you meant it in a demeaning way or not, but the fact remains that literally no one dresses like this in Delhi. And what does “people dress up a lot in winters” mean anyway? Of course they wear layers like anyone would in cold weather.

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  5. ‘Chappak’ could have been used as a nation wide awareness raiser against acid attacks, pushing for greater reforms in law for sale of acid and toxic chemicals, pushing for harsher penalties against the aggressor, perhaps a fundraiser for immediate victim treatment and rehabilitation and so forth. Instead the promotions by DP, her designer and marketing team have only been used to showcase clothes, shoes and makeup. If fashion was a determinant for Chappak promotions, fundraiser fashion shows could have been organised for such a worthy cause, im sure designers and persons wearing designer wear have deep pockets? NO? Anyway adding to this madness was a video put up on instagram that showed DP in her disguise as a disfigured acid attack survivor walking around random shops and supermarkets with hidden cameras and all of this charade was for one simple task, merely to catch on camera reactions to victims by few curious onlookers. How does that help raise any sort of acid attack awareness is anyone’s guess but I personally found it as a shallow and injudicious facade. Seems like the movie will be as ‘ shallow’ as the promotions itself. Going back to this Erdem wear, well most of the acid victims dont know what Erdem is and will never have enough money to buy it anyway. Just goes to show that this is only an act for DP and nothing else.

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    • So much hate and bias !!! Seems you go by looks alone… why shud your opinion of the movie be based on her clothes ?! She has worn saris n suits too for the promotions. Not everyone has to be “in character ” all the time.

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    • Give her a break, she is just an actress. She makes facial expressions for a living, expecting her to end violence in India is a little much.

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      • I respectfully disagree. The days of ” just an actress” is long gone Ren. DP was listed by Time Magazine as one of the top most influential personalities in 2018 therefore there is a legitimate expectation that DP will raise above and beyond her illustrious profession and be a voice for a cause. Just to correct you I am not a DP hater. I love her immensely for her acting and for the person she is but this a one of the few forums where persons can air their views about how just wearing fancy clothes doesn’t cut the deal.

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    • I think this critique is on point but I would not aim it at DP. I’m assuming the producer or someone else on the team was moved enough to make the movie, whoever that is could have done so much more to raise awareness. But it’s not too late, they can still use the publicity to do much more. The suggestions above are great ones. I hope they read these posts!

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  6. That’s a great outfit but seems tad excessive for the film promotion. When the promos started, it seemed the styling would bear in mind the subject and keep things on the simpler side. But after the first few outings, everything has been reduced to gimmickry with weird outfits. Let’s hope the movie does justice to the story of Laxmi.

    This is just my opinion and not a sermon.

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  7. That’s a beautiful coat. Don’t like the look overall.

    Not a DP fan but very amazed she showed up to express solidarity at JNU. And before anyone makes a snarky comment about how it is for a movie promotion, I’d rather each Bollywood actor show up for protests as movie promotion than continue to be their current spineless self.

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  8. Fashion should have context, and her choice of clothing and styling throughout these promos have been without any context at all. Looks ranging from garish, outlandish, overly curated and overly styled do not mesh with the message of the movie. I don’t know if it’s just me but I find these “looks” so distasteful…it’s like she has appropriated an acid victims pain and suffering, only she is able to take off the mask and go back to being beautiful again but the acid victim cannot, at least not in the conventional sense of beauty. The more I see these looks, I wish the role was played by an actual acid attack victim, someone who does not need makeup to be disfigured and for whom the role is not appropriation. This whole tour has just been DP saying look at how beautiful I am, I deserve an award for acting the opposite of that in a movie. I know it’s An unpopular opinion but it’s just the way I feel, I won’t watch the movie because it just makes me uncomfortable to see how they have gone about it, it could have been done with a lot more dignity.

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    • Sorta agree but also disagree a whole lot. At the end of the day, D is an actress and treats her career as the business it is meant to be. She has to think of what makes her more lucrative and how she lands her next step. That said, it does not mean I agree with the way she is going about her promotions. I would have liked to see more heart and less fashion. Showcasing the cause of the movie should have been done now, when curiosity and attention is at its peak. Once the movie is released, everyone would be talking about her acting abilities, direction, this and that… so there i agree with you that a golden opportunity has been lost with this fashion drama. Yet… I commend her for doing what she has done acting in the movie, producing it and speaking for these victims. She has done more good to this cause than harm and in that I can forgive her missteps. But please take note, Deepika. Don’t lose your path just when you have followed your heart all along.

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  9. People who have seen Uyyare will not bother one bit about this Deepika studded movie. The promotions and trailer of this movie are a clear indication that no good was ever meant to come out of it. I was really expecting makers of this movie and brand Deepika to make good use of this opportunity to showcase this often ignored act of acid attacks which is still quite rampant in India & SE Asia. And the way a person dresses speaks a lot about what they want to portray, especially in theatrics, I believe. Meghna Gulzar might have had a lot of clarity and hopes about her project but team Deepika sure has ruined it. Truly disappointed by this charade in the name of sensitive movie making.

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    • Deepika has ruined the vision, the movie and every acid attack victim’s shot at redemption by dressing up in non-funereal clothes during promos?! Wowza.

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  10. Hi pnp,

    Given you did a protest post sometime back, I think you should feature Deepika at jnu. Just lauding her if It matches your sensibilities, it does match with mine.

    Thank you

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  11. I think Deepika is overdressing to make the audience feel the movie not a sad one.
    Talking about the dress….. it is ugly. The black balls everywhere makes her look like a fruit. A watermelon maybe.

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  12. The film celebrates life in spite of obstacles. Just because someone is an acid attack victim, doesn’t mean their life is over. I think DPs outfits celebrate that aspect. Yes it’s a film on a serious issue but I’m not sure why there needs to be a “tone” for promotions. She’s worked hard on the film and is promoting it. She’s allowed to dress as she pleases.

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