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Ranveer and Deepika attended Priyanka and Nick’s wedding reception where the former was seen in a black sherwani and white churidaars and the latter in a black and gold Sabyasachi lehenga. Deepika stuck to the sleek middle-parted do but wore her hair down this time and skipped on the heavy eye-makeup and that itself made for a very welcome change.

They both looked good!


Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani/Joseph Radhik

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  1. Guys you really dont have to be all matchy-matchy.
    Deepika looks lovely but she’s more dressed up than the bride. Smh with Indian receptions!

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    • Both of them are actually more dressed up than the actual bride and groom.. but to be honest the actual bride and groom are way under-dressed.. so i would put the blame on them here?

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    • I think most of the guests managed to upstage the bride somehow. That said, i would have loved to see Deepika in a saree instead of such a heavy lehenga. She is almost always dressed in one when attending wedding festivities

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    • Well from the way things were going with all these celebrities turning up in big, ornate lehengas, couture gowns and bridal sarees – this was bound to happen once. People treating someone’s wedding like some red carpet where they need to turn heads, show how fashionable and rich they are, as opposed to coming to a wedding to enjoy it.
      You never know how a bride is gonna dress at her wedding, so if you’re not close family it is always best to use your better judgement and dress like a guest and not like a bride. Unless you of course one doesn’t mind upstaging the bride, which I’m sure would make a lot of women uncomfortable if not everyone. Probably always nice to pick something from your own wardrobe as well.
      I don’t think you can put the blame on PC and nick, Kangana who always turns up appropriately to other peoples’ weddings, but still looks fashionable in what is still pretty expensive attire, isn’t upstaging pc for example.

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      • Although I feel PC is totally self assured, chose to keep it low key and doesn’t mind if others dress up more than her which I’m sure she was very well aware would happen. She probably doesn’t care. I was mostly just saying from the other person’s perspective who come dressed so OTT

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  2. Deepika has worn Anju Modi and Rimple&Harpreet Narula clothes for her movies. I wish she would give them more of a chance for her offscreen appearances.
    No denying they do look good here!

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  3. They look great and thank God DP has eased up on the hair…I could feel my scalp pain from the tightness of her hair!
    The lehenga is gorgeous..black and gold are instant classics but the skirt is too ornate and hence makes it OTT.
    Looks like Anushka and DP are wearing similar emerald necklaces too.
    I’m done with Sabyasachi…given the cerebral and meticulous approach to his clothes and types of fabrics and thoughtfulness, he should back off from dressing up every celebrity! It makes business sense in a way that increase in demand and reduce supply to make it seem more special. But dressing or handing out such elaborate garments to big names for every occasion is a big turn off. I remember MM being all the rage when K3G came out (shararas, lehengas and Poo’s Bole Chudiyan outfit) and he killed his brand by over exposure. Where are the Anju Modi’s, Rohit Bals and other celebrated designers?
    I have asked this repeatedly – if all the designers hand out their clothes to these celerbities for free, where do they make money? What clothes do these stars actually own?

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      • But these clothes are not targeted towards celebrities, so even if they don’t buy it it’s not an issue. It’s targeted towards his wealthy repeat clientele who are business families or other low key but wealthy professions and never repeat their clothes twice for events. Then there are a lot of everyday women who love to splurge. And he has a quasi-monopoly on the Indian bridal market even for NRIs. By modeling his clothes these celebs give these women a good idea of how to wear his clothes and what is available because he doesn’t do any fashion shows or many trunk shows. A lot of his orders come after seeing them model it second to his Instagram. I do agree with killing his brand through over exposure by dressing so many celebrities and reducing its rarity.

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    • His approach is cerebral ? I think it is just very well marketed and wrapped in fancy words.I can almost hear him telling Deepika in a soft voice ” you will be dressed in a black lehenga with antique tea stained zardozi ,with Tilla work, with sequins that took 3 months to sew.It will be paired will antique Burmese emerald choker,with rose cut diamonds and sleek poker straight hair ” etc etc. I almost LOL d when I saw priyanka’s lehenga reception video where he holds up a indigo thread followed by someone coloring a cloth in same shade as if to show they make clothes from scratch.Next scene we see a tailor cutting up a brocade fabric.No mention of how the fabric was sourced,why act like they made the fabric when we very well know they source the handlooms from weavers

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      • Tirtha…you make it sound like designers only job is to collect things and join them together. And i suppose it does not make sense to you that a designer could not have dyers to get their choice of color in their fabrics?

        And whats that nonsense about the weaver? So basically if you source your fabrics from a store and get it stitched from a local darzi on your social media post you will credit everyone that went into making your outfit? How many times have you gone to a fabric store to find out wher exactly they source their fabrics from?

        He shows the hardwork that went into making an outfit and I respect him so much more when i see these videos.

        And he Always mentions the weave and the embroidery.
        It makes many trying to emulate a look including the thousands of indian outfit stores go to those weaver and embroidery belts to give them more work. His creations gives work to thousands of people.

        He is celebrated because his clothes are beautiful! Plain and simple. Those actresses go to him not because he is a trend but because they love his clothes.

        You on the other hand sit at home judging behind the mask of the internet thinking you have done more for the contry than he has. And your rant only shows that you have kujli seeing his sucess.

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        • Ok lady, i am not saying Sabya is a fraud. But it is ridiculous how his clothes are marketed to seem like they make things from scratch or are doing something unheard of before. Especially when they say its part of some “handloom revival project”. Firstly Indian ladies have always worn handlooms, we dont need Sabya to revive Benarsi or Kanjeevaram. If anything the lesser known handlooms need revival.Secondly how is he reviving handlooms if he doesn’t mention the source ever ? Forget mentioning they are not even featured in his videos. They just add a hefty pricetag on handlooms and claim it as their own by adding a border. And if you have watched the Band Baja Bride episodes,u will know that indeed he does cut paste borders on handlooms and calls it designer, he is openly doing it. He got caught trying to pass of Deepikas Angadi Kanjeevaram as his own , but because Angadi was a well known established brand his team couldn’t get away with it.

          And just FYI i will judge him, because i know hes ripping of weavers of their glory and recognition , they live in poverty while Sabya and his team make millions off their hardwork. Your rant wont get you a free sabya outfit, but maybe my rant will make sure at least some people are made aware of the weavers’ plight.

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    • It’s the NRIs, uber rich Indians, and non-Indians going to Indian events. These are the people who’ll shell out the money to pay for designer clothes that these celebs get for free.

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      • I am an NRI and seriously am shocked how much some rich indian business families will pay for these well known designers, While I agree with Thirtha, I do think DP looks amazing here , probably better than she did in some of her wedding parties. Priyanka is trying to look like the Indo western bride here, hence the ambiguity of her look.

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    • Nope celebs don’t buy designer clothes they wear sample clothes or clothes from collection made for ramp….most of them are made for model measurements so they(celebs) easily fit into them…only for Thier wedding (Deepika anushka and Priyanka)it was custom made

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  4. I love the neck/button details on Ranveer’s sherwani, but I’m not sure brown was the best choice of finish on the buttons.

    And as a long-time Deepika fan I’m just wishing & hoping & praying that she doesn’t continue to devolve (as it looks she will) into an Aishwarya-Rai-esque self-righteous performative “good bahu”, red choodas and Karva Chauth and all. Padukone is one of the brightest lights in Bollywood — a smart, talented, brave woman, who’s made us all so proud in so many ways, not limited to excellent clothes-wearing ability (seriously, she can make most average outfits look great), and I for one would hate to lose her voice.

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    • Why would you assume that her willingness to flaunt her culture is performative, or that it would result in her voice being lost? It is possible to celebrate culture, be brave, smart and talented etc. I do not understand why you would look down on her wearing her Chudha or celebrating Karva Chauth. Feminism is about being who you want to be. Clearly Deepika is enjoying being married – allow her that. Let’s support “strong, brave” women, instead of tearing their personal choices down.

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      • Because neither the red choodas worn for a month nor Karva Chauth are from either Deepika’s or Aishwarya’s culture or communities (which are Konkani Saraswat Brahmin and Bunt respectively). Sublimating a woman’s culture into her husband’s is, by definition, patriarchal and misogynistic. And for that matter, no part of Aishwarya’s husband’s dual heritage (Kayastha Srivastava on his dad’s side and Bengali Brahmin on his mother’s side) features Karva Chauth — it’s a Bollywoodized performance of, as another commentator said below, “piety”.

        No one who seriously follows Bollywood fashion feels that Aishwarya is the same fashion or cultural force that she was before she got married, and it’s pretty evident when you compare her before and post marriage, and in India and elsewhere that the difference is she feels the need to behave in a certain way because of her marriage, not because she’s older or a mother. I would hate for Deepika to wear bizarre, restrictive clothes or eschew speaking up honestly about feminism and domestic violence and depression etc. like others have — and every appearance of hers since her wedding has indicated she’s going down the same path.

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        • Too early to say whether DP is going down the path that you described. But I agree it would be sad if she does, if only because she’s a role model for young women all over.. and doing what the husband’s side expects, only reinforces the age-old and widely followed tradition (among Indians at least) of women sublimating their culture into their husband’s after marriage. I am half Konkani and I found it very disappointing that she did not pay homage to her culture by dressing as a traditional Konkani bride does. Instead she got swallowed up in a sea of lehengas and choodas, neither of which represents or honours her cultural background.

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        • I am wondering how you and the few writers after you know so clearly exactly what Aishwarya and Deepika’s motivations are. Do you know them personally? How can you be so sure Aishwarya’s tastes did not change because of age/motherhood/body?
          Chuda and Karwa chauth may not belong to their specific cultures, but so what if they celebrate them? Chuda is given by the bride’s maternal family – her mama. It is a blessing from uncles, aunts and cousins reminding the bride that their love is with her (and also the groom that she has a family that will support her if needed). Why is this misogynistic? I am not sure why you are not upset about the fact that she (and Priyanka) accepted and wear engagement rings – these are clearly outside of South Asian culture, and an engagement ring is an immensely misogynistic symbol – given by a man to a woman, but not the other way around, the bigger the better; it almost feels like a reduction of the woman to property. Deepika hasn’t yet participated in Karwa chauth and you don’t know if she will, but by pre-judging her, it is you who is placing boundaries on Deepika’s person, not her husband! Finally, I looked at her pre-wedding photos at weddings and other events, and was hard pressed to find a lot of bare skin/super “sexy” outfits; other than a chuda, her esthetic seems intact, right down to her hair! If there is anyone who seems to have been subdued post-marriage, it’s Ranveer, not Deepika.

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          • A lot of customs persist but doesn’t mean one shouldn’t question them. Especially in India where a woman being married and its symbols is important and almost obsessive performances of husband devotion via poojas and fasts is inculcated in women from childhood. Regardless of individual culture these get adopted as Indian due to many reasons. You can’t bar women from doing it but nothing wrong in being disappointed in modern women persisting with it.

            I think because our personal lives are now free these rituals are just fun and we have a what is wrong question. People have forgotten what it is to be forced to wear chooda and cesnured for its absence. Or remaining hungry regardless of health. These things used to happen and are relaxed because of progressives who questioned it.

            I agree with a lot of Chevalier’s points.

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            • “A lot of customs persist but doesn’t mean one shouldn’t question them…..People have forgotten what it is to be forced to wear chooda and censured for its absence. Or remaining hungry regardless of health. These things used to happen and are relaxed because of progressives who questioned it.”

              Indeed, thank you. That’s what I was trying to convey — fashion isn’t just clothes, it’s so much more: meaning and implication and identity etc. all bundled up into a very visual indicator of a person and a society.

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    • Your comment won the internet today – “Aishwarya-Rai-esque self-righteous performative “good bahu”” indeed. Possibly what bothers me more than the clothes about Ash Rai’s transformation has been the expression for 99% of her pictures – the only descriptor I can think of is piety.
      See her Cannes appearances and you know she is capable of much more – the smizing, the amusement, a glimmer of the old Aishwarya Rai, movie star.

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      • Thank you. That is precisely what I’m getting it. It’s not just that she’s wearing ugly, overbearing clothes, or that she’s wearing them badly. It’s evident she’s conforming to a set of imagined or real rules about what she (or others around her) feel a generic “Indian married woman” needs to follow, and it’s sad because when prominent women voluntarily diminish themselves, this is used by others to diminish and restrict ALL women.

        How does a 25-year-old woman in a small town fight back against her husband’s family forbidding her from wearing the clothes she wants to wear, if they can throw Aishwarya’s transformation back in her face: “Even a super-successful woman like Aishwarya is behaving exactly as a good Indian married woman should, who are you to fight back?”

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    • Bravo! I have one small point to make though – it would indeed be sad if DP goes down the same route BUT I think in Aishwarya Rai’s case we didnt know her true personality before she got married…2007 was the beginning of social media and non-stop coverage of movie stars and I think she is really old fashioned mentally. Her pozing, comfort with the camera and the movie star facade is/was after all just a facade. I don’t think she is spunky or risk-taking or as outspoken as a person. Comparing with the film stars of today, hers definitely seems like a different era where her demure personality seems hidden. Remember her first TEN or so appearances in Cannes was so bad and I think she learnt what works with the western media. Same reason her hollywood career never took off.
      All im saying is, we have seen/heard more of true DP thanks to the publicity machinery of Bollywood and she seems more spunky than the righteous Ash. That said, I do hope she is able to straddle both her career and family fabulous and in a very contemporary way!

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      • You’re absolutely right. They’re different people, in different Bollywood eras. Fingers crossed that Deepika manages to navigate this whole thing in a healthy, productive, empowering/inspiring manner.

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  5. Matching matching again? DP’s look is an improvement on her wedding looks but I’m dying to see her in non Sabya looks. Oh well..at least my scalp isn’t hurting looking at her.

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  6. There is a scientific explanation. Habit forming time is about 3 weeks. Do the math friends. For about 3 weeks these two are doing this dress up regimen. I guess now the word ‘reception’ creates a Pavlovian response. Maybe if someone says ‘cell phone reception is bad’ DR will run and come back wearing their majestic Bhansali attires.

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  7. Hallelujah-they both look fantastic! The skirt is ornate but I don’t think it’s meant to upstage the bride. The blouse is simply cut and the look is accessoried simply. And how is a simple black Kurta on Ranveer being over-dressed?

    I agree with other commenters that Priyanka and Nick went with MUCH simpler attire for the bride and groom but honestly, each to their own.

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    • I wish Deepika ditched the choker and just wore her mangalsutra. It would look better…I personally do not like the choker design and feel it just looks odd.

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  8. Hot damn! I’m glad the planets aligned to bring these beautiful people together because how great do they look together!
    Priyanka and Nick make a lovely couple too but their outfits in this reception were pretty meh and it’s not on DeepVeer.

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  9. This is the first Sabyasachi I have loved this wedding season! A classic black and gold combination. Now only if she had dropped the dupatta and the black choli was a shirt style or a wrap around style, it would have been more even appropriate. Also, I would have preferred no emeralds (only gold jewellery to match the lehenga) and let the red colour of bangles be the only contrast element to the outfit.

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  10. P&P congratulations. You’ve turned another post of Deepika’s into a hate fest. I can’t think of one good reason why you would green light personal attacks based on Instagram comments and their biased perception of ascribing intentions behind her choice to look good — all nothing to do with fashion. Been a long time visitor but the way you’ve sanctioned inflammatory comments and hate is abysmal.

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    • ???? Why is everyone so touchy. Most comments are about Sabya. Fair because this is a fashion blog. Some are on by now many DP appearances. Also fair if you are a public figure. Few comments are light sarcasm. Which is necessary to keep a “written” blog and comments entertaining. Insta is an open forum so fair to talk about it. No one is being mean or hateful.

      If it is only about fashion DP would not feature. Blogs like this combine celebs with name recognition and their clothes.

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    • If she is looking nice and has been styled well then the post will become a forum for social commentary. It’s bizarre how people are judging her for wearing chuda. They don’t know the groom’s family nor do they know Deepika personally yet they have come to a conclusion that all this is misogynistic. I wonder if people even know what feminism is. And no, no is being touchy or overtly sensitive here but comments on this couple particularly have been vile and full of hatred, something you seldom see on HHC.

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  11. Nope celebs don’t buy designer clothes they wear sample clothes or clothes from collection made for ramp….most of them are made for model measurements so they(celebs) easily fit into them…only for Thier wedding (Deepika anushka and Priyanka)it was custom made

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  12. I like what she is wearing…and everything about the look actually including the understated makeup and jewellery on DP. I just wish PC was wearing this look as the bride in her reception, that would’ve made a world of difference to this entire equation. DP looks overdressed and upstaging the bride here coz PC decided to keep it so meh.

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  13. Oh god, he must be sick! Black sherwani and white pants? I think this is a trick. I am sure in the middle of the ceremony he shed those to reveal peacock feathers and started dancing like it was raining! Ha! Knew it!

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      • How does being stunning make India proud? LOL
        There are many many more regular girls outside film industries who are super stunning and beautiful. There is no dearth of beautiful girls in India and Pakistan, even in villages.

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  14. Both look Amazing. I don’t get how should she know how PC wld dress.
    Most were dressed in Sabya at Sonam’s I didn’t see people complaining. Is this reserved only for deepika? Amazing.
    I am glad she chose Sabya and her stylist gave us this look .

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  15. It makes me cringe when people keep saying the ones like Priyanka and Deepika as role models of young girls across India. Majority of Indians don’t care for present Hindi films or Hindi cinema actors. They are living in their fake bubble, it is outdated now. It was only until Aishwarya’s generation that Hindi movies and Hindi actors were loved by larger audience in India.

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    • Ish,
      I don’t know how true that is. Yes movie stars have lesser cachet than they did earlier (they’re also doing better character driven work than their earlier counterparts did which may explain why) but the Salmans and the Deepika/Katrina’s still rule small towns. Even more pronounced in regional cinema.

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