When Katrina Kaif walked in at the 56th Filmfare awards in Mumbai recently looking resplendent in an ankle-length Anarkali, heads turned and not just turned, they also a mental jig to recall how many Bollywood beauties have worn this elegant Mughal garment and relived the past in modern times.
Take a look at Bollywood beauties donning the ‘Anarkali’ and rate the best:
Katrina shows her curves while being covered from head to toe in a white, pink and blue Anarkali
The ‘Anarkali’ seems to be an eternal favourite of the Bachchan bahu—Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been seen wearing the Mughal garment one too many times
When it comes to style, there’s something magical about the Kapoor sisters—both Kareena and her elder sis Karisma are immaculate dressers. Western or Eastern, they pull it off either way. Watch them glow in a multi-coloured Anarkali designed by Bollywood’s favourite designer Manish Malhotra.
Kareena – Karisma
Rangeela gal Urmila Matondkar may be missing from all the action in planet Bollywood, but when she made an entry in a Chinese collared white and pink Anarkali at the filmfare awards, people said: wow!
Yesteryears actress Sridevi may have been termed as the girl with ‘thunder thighs’ in her hey days but in her married avatar, she presents a slim and trim self; an epitome of grace. Seen here in a pink Anarkali, she looks quite an eye candy.
The one actress all of India desperately longs for is Madhuri Dixit! The dhak dhak girl who now lives in the US with her husband and family has however been making brief visits every now and then. In her recent role as dance show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa judge, she is charm personified. Also featuring prominently in many social dos in the city, she too has been seen in the Mughal garment.
If you have seen two-times national award winning Tabu in an Anarkali, you’d know why this Mughal garment looks wonderful in women who are tall!
Deepika Padukone, the only mainstream Indian actress with a supermodel figure, looks good in yards of endless cloth in her Anarkali.
Kajol, otherwise a talented actress but seriously sartorially challenged, looks pretty in an Anarkali here.
Rani Mukherjee despite her short height carries of a dull grey and gold Anarkali with aplomb.
Another actress cast in the Kajol mould is Vidya Balan—talented but with an awful send of style, especially in Western wear. Mercifully, she wears a lot of Indian wear in which she, of course, looks a dream…