By Rinshi Ansari
One need not search far to see that the adage “life imitates art” is accurate. It’s challenging to think of another society where cinema enjoys the same level of popularity and influence as it does in India. We obsess over the names of celebrities’ newborn children, buy what celebrities are selling to us in ads, and allow the release of some movies to become so politicised that we protest in the streets. You can’t avoid the screen-to-street bleed, whether you like movies or not, especially if you keep up with the latest trends in fashion.
Over the past 20 years, the fashion industry has unquestionably grown up and built a more organised infrastructure, including fashion weeks, ramp displays with a focus on business, and a support system of PR managers, stylists, and choreographers. Bollywood star power, however, has firmly entrenched itself along the thread and weft of Indian fashion. Bollywood-obsessed India runs differently from the worldwide trend, where celebrities typically appear as front-row guests of the designer and only top models play showstopper. Our supermodels hail from Hollywood. In addition to performing in movies, they pose for fashion advertising, act as social media fashion idols, and represent the Indian fashion industry. Bollywood films and their stars have a huge audience and appeal, and fashion designers rely on these factors to gain publicity, media attention, and sales. When attending events, celebrities need designers to make them look chic and modern. It’s the perfect designer complement.
No industry in our nation is more inspired by the screen than fashion, whether it was Kareena’s Salwar-Kameez pants and T-shirt ensemble in Jab We Met that ignited an “Indo-Western” revolution or Deepika’s night out club clothes from Cocktail that reignited a huge passion for tiny dresses. Our screens are continuously reflecting popular trends.
Here are some of the most fashionable actresses from Bollywood who are constantly receiving media attention for the way they dress and look:
Sara Ali Khan is a fitting example of a modern woman. She is self-assured, clever, and, based on what we saw on Koffee With Karan, very knowledgeable when it comes to managing and saving money. She is stylish yet in the most relatable way possible since her looks still appear doable and like they would look fantastic on regular women, not just A-listers. She is maybe the best source of inspiration when you need it, especially when it comes to Indian celebrations and cultural attire.
One of the most beautiful and well-liked actresses in Bollywood is Janhvi Kapoor. The diva has recently attracted attention for all the right reasons, and with each new initiative, she makes an effort to advance her career and inspire admiration in others. Numerous young ladies across the nation like her for all the proper and good reasons because she always plays it cool on social media. The diva takes her role in the fashion world extremely seriously, which is why everything she does manages to capture the interest and spotlight of followers for all the right reasons.
Khushi Kapoor is a genuine diva and the younger daughter of the late actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor. The Archies, directed by Zoya Akhtar, will be the starkid’s Bollywood debut. Khushi has developed a sizable online fandom even before the premiere of her debut movie. She updates her fans by frequently posting photos and videos on her Instagram account.
With all the amazing work she has done and the great work she still has ahead of her, Alia Bhatt is currently the lady of the moment. The actress is the best Bollywood has offered in their tussle of nepotism. She has always proved the world wrong with her career choices and has spoken through her brilliant performances. We believe that her dress selections are as remarkable and admirable as ever for a soon-to-be mother!
In cinema, Deepika Padukone is a chameleon who effortlessly transitions between tragedies, musicals, and comedy. She is equally adaptable on the red carpet, expressing herself through a variety of international trends. Even while Padukone frequently supports Indian designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra, she also makes the most of buzzy New York names and European ready-to-wear collections. Each outfit is a standalone experience for her, and she favours saris and gowns with striking visuals.