Bollywood's Worst DressedFriday, June 29, 2012
Hema Malini and Dharmendra's daughter Esha Deol's wedding to Bharat Takhtiani (a high powered industrialist we are told) is underway in Mumbai. Which means that the five functions began a few days back and will go on for another two days. The sangeet, at the Lalit in Mumbai which kicked off the series of Esha's shaadi events, was conspicuous in the way that word implies in the dictionary. A procession of bling happy guests walked in and out leaving the photographers numb with crystal gaze.
It has been a long time since we have seen so many gaudily dressed people at one place, all vying with each other for shining ideas in clothing. Right from the bride's sister Ahana Deol (reportedly trying her hand at becoming a fashion designer) to India's only dream girl Hema Malini who dumped her lovely, stately Kanjeevarams for a designer's infatuation with crystals (she carried an oddly mismatched purse to boot) to numerous other guests, this was a lesson in what not to wear. Also, in why Not To Show Up if Your Mirror Doesn't Approve.
All lists should have an A-lister I believe, so who should get the crown? I am unable to make up my mind. Could hand it over to Bharat Takhtani the groom, but he is allowed, isn't he, to leave no stone unturned in turning up in flash and fiery couture? Ah, then there are no winners here.
A model walks the ramp in a Rimzim Dadu design during the WIFW 2012. Indian Express photo: Oinam Anand