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For Navami, Kajol picked a hand painted green sari from Picchika to wear, pairing it with a choker necklace and green bangles. She looked lovely.



Kajol at Durga Puja Festivities

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. Sleeveless blouses are okay, but cleavage through a transparent saree for durga puja, not okay. Buddy, it’s a puja not a cocktail party

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    • Wow ! Prude much. So what else is ok & not ok? Low back blouse, tummy show, oh and what about the navel ? Feel free to make a list and keep it for yourself!!! Women dragging women down have a special place in hell.

      She looks absolutely divine. Nothing to fault in her look.

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      • Yes, I’m okay being called prude because the blog is for opinions. I won’t be okay if a man showed up in a wife beater or boxer shorts for puja. It’s not about gender you see. But we make it about gender because the blog usually covers women and not men.

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        • When your opinion hampers her freedom or choices of any other women, it is no longer acceptable. Don’t understand what or how you are equating wife beater or boxers (under garments) with what she is wearing. Beyond me!
          Yes all women have cleavage and curves. And if you are going to look so closely, you will definitely find it.

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          • I am not stopping her from wearing clothes of her choice. I am not that powerful. Who is doing that? I said it’s not okay. At the same time, no one can stop me from having an opinion either. Wearing puja appropriate clothes is totally gender agnostic and I maintain that is true for all genders and hence the boxer – wife beater analogy. It’s not the usual women empowerment argument

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            • I am going to side with Farza here. No-one is taking away from anyone’s rights to hide or flaunt their bodies as and when they like. However, there is a cultural respect expected when it comes to religious events or places. While she hasn’t crossed any lines, she could have done this better.

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            • Its a relief that you cannot influence Kajol and I sincerely hope you have limited ability to influence any women. This “puja” appropriateness or “elders” or “bajuwali aunty” or “boys” appropriateness clothing restrictions on women needs to stop!!
              If you are patting your back for being agnostic about calling out a wife beater and Kajols sari here, with the equal fervor, then boy you have a bigger problem.

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              • I could not care less about influencing anyone. And why should I? That’s not what I am going for and I haven’t stated anything like that ever. It’s really silly to even bring that up. This blog is about opinions and not for getting offended about everything. If you want to have an ideological argument, it makes sense but these personal jibes are beyond my reading level.
                it’s not a back patting idea, again, it’s an opinion and she could wear whatever she wants just like I can have whatever opinion I want to have. A blog for opinions. Since tiya has resorted to personal attacks, a little something about me. As a practicing muslim who has been invited to many pujas and church functions, I maintain the dress code for each occasion and ask them what needs to be worn before each occasion. It does not have to be a feminist or patriarchal argument everytime, it’s just doing the logical thing. And yes, your argument of mah body, mah choice is still valid and so is mah opinion, mah choice. It’s an opinion, it’s not an influence or me trying to change someone’s course of life. I never wrote an open letter to anyone to change a thing about themselves. At this point, I don’t know if you are trying to influence me or me trying to opine. Cheers.

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                • Well written !!!

                  It’s hard for some to step out of their personal ideological bubble
                  Every occasion is seen as an opportunity to push their own agenda

                  But the other side cannot have the same freedom of thought freedom of opinion or freedom of speech;))
                  Oh no no no
                  No way!

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                • way to go…well said. I am all for Kajol or any woman of any shape or size showing whatever they want to, however they want to. But respect your opinion and your gracious defense of the ability to have that opinion. Way to go sister!!

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      • And they certainly never wore transparent sarees at the same time. If you are talking about nauvari, madisar, or gochi kattu (my grandmother wore this for ancestral events like masikams etc), they were not skin shows in any way. This is a sharp left turn for this particular discussion.

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        • My grandmother wore gochikattu sarees until she passed, with no blouse. There was never any malfunction, no skin show-just class and elegance. She wore simple, beautiful handwoven cotton sarees.

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        • The point is that there are no rules to Indian wear.who is making up these rules about what is acceptable and what is not. To some people even sleeveless blouse would be unacceptable.if u see tribal women even now they wear backless blouses and show cleavage. And if u go further in history, many Indian women did not cover upper body at all, not even with pallu.

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      • Not only did they not wear blouse many used to do daily pooja in a damp saree. It helps to know that different parts of India have different norms.

        Such a kerfuffle. 100% sure the goddess does not object to barely visible cleavage.

        PS: Picchika does have pretty sarees.

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    • I am with Farza on this one. There are certain religious and cultural aspects to such events which is dignified. Slinky sexy looks can be reserved for another event and by all means Kajol can dish out her cleavage and navel at those events.

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  2. Well, I had to go back and look to see any hint of cleavage. Well if you look so hard for stuff, you’ll find one. Guess, it’s time to rethink what you want to see…. A radiant woman in a lovely saree or barely visible cleavage and sleeveless blouses.

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  3. Picchika has my heart. All their sarees look so delicate and graceful. Love the atypical color also.

    We all know there are dime a dozen Bollywood celebrities’ wearing event inappropriate clothing. But this isn’t one. Anyone who has bigger bosom knows that tiny bit of cleavage just shows in most blouses, dresses, shirts. She is covered up, pallu covering her chest.

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  4. Hope Kajol shows up in a bralette and shorts tomorrow for Vijaydashami
    Women’s empowerment needs more poster kids like her 😛

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  5. Yeh kya baal ki khaal hai behnon ? Putting things in perspective…. She is looking fine. Her drape is fine. And women have cleavage. Deal with it. About cultural aspect – its not like she’s wearing a mini skirt….and even if she did – so what ? There are bigger issues in life than debating about Kajol’s cleavage showing through her sari at Durga Puja. Btw, Durga Maiyya also has her cleavage showing through her sari.

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    • If there are bigger issues in life then there are 1 billion other forums to talk about it

      FYI this is a fashion blog people will talk about cleavage and legs and exposure and fabric
      LOL

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  6. Wow so much debate about cleavage and opacity of the sari!

    Am I the only one who thinks this saree is not event appropriate because its not a traditional weave?

    I would wear this saree to an event at work or to a dinner party (and of course would style it differently) n not to a puja.

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  7. Wow and I thought in 2021 we were above the trend of women being simply reduced to their “navels” and “cleavage”. Ya’all a bunch of pick-me’s with internalized misogyny. Spin it any which way you want (“muh opinion”, “religion”, “event-appropriate fashion”), your ugliness is showing.

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  8. She looks lovely.. Have any of you actually been to Kolkata and seen the crowd doing pandal hopping?
    Over and over I feel half the commentators here are NRIs who’ve migrated in the 80s & 90s and don’t know what is “normal” in India anymore? A sleeveless blouse or a non opaque fabric to a temple or pujo really isn’t worth breaking bangles over guys!

    I’m not saying people shouldn’t dress event appropriate.. I’m saying this IS event appropriate..!

    It’s like how people wouldn’t wear above knee length skirts to the church 20 yrs ago but would now. Sensibilities change, even regarding what is appropriate temple/church etc. wear

    I love the fact that someone has taken the effort to wear a saree and drape in a classic way rather than doing some version of the stitched saree/ fusion combos/ lehengas/ shararas and all the other stuff..

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