Guzaarish fashion primer: Lacey blouses, full skirts and more

After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan travelled in a time machine back to the 1970s in Action Replayy, this weekend she seems to be stepping back in time again in her latest film Guzaarish. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays Sofia, a nurse to paraplegic magician Ethan (Hrithik Roshan).

Though based in current times, the Guzaarish trailer reflects director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s old-world inclinations. He’s brought in history wherever possible: there’s a lots of old Goa, ornate and carved wooden furniture, even a vintage car, and of course, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s costumes.

Designed by Sabyasachi, Aishwarya’s clothes are understated, yet rich, typical of the Bengali designer.

We bring you some highlights from Aishwarya’s wardrobe, as seen in the Guzaarish stills. (So you know what to look out for during the movie, since Hrithik won’t be dancing much).

  • The actor is wearing low-neck blouse with long sleeves (very Victorian) in maroons and indigos and other such colours in deep tones.
  • The blouses are paired with floor-length, full skirts.
  • Sabyasachi has done some layering with net/ lace (such as on the skirt and sleeves).
  • The Indian touches to the wardrobe are the prints.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Guzaarish   Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Guzaarish with director

  • Even though Aishwarya is wearing minimum accessories, the few she does wear have a boho-chic/ gypsy vibe.
  • Aishwarya’s wearing plain head scarves in several scenes.

Guzaarish_Aishwarya Rai Bachchan necklace   Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Guzaarish headscarf

  • Her makeup is simple: hair pulled back with a centre parting, hint of curls, and dark matte lipstick or nude lips.

What do you think of Aishwarya’s look in Guzaarish?

Action Replayy clothes: Yeah or no way?

Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Action Replayy hits theatres today. The movie is based in the 1970s, and the film’s designer Manish Malhotra (who else?) has pulled all stops to give each cast member an authentic 1970s look.

But we remember the seventies, don’t we? How many of you think the clothes in the movie resemble those of the 1970s? See the pictures and vote!

Action replayy poster Action replayy poster Akshay Kumar

Meanwhile, check out what Akshay Kumar wore to Lakme Fashion Week in September to promote his film. We understand you wanted to look like you’re from the 1970s, but what’s with the polo neck on a hot day? And check out Rannvijay’s yellow shirt with black waistcoat. Doesn’t suit him at all.

Akshay Kumar & Rannvijay at Lakme Fashion Week