Fashion through the decades
As India celebrates its diamond jubilee of Independence, we time travel through the decades, recreating some of the iconic looks of the top heroines who made the era their own. Taking this memorable ride with us are the Byomkesh Hotyamancha pair of leading ladies, Paoli Dam and Sohini Sarkar. While Paoli brings alive the timeless beauties Suraiya, Waheeda Rehman, Sharmila Tagore and Zeenat Aman, all hand-picked by Aniruddha Chakladar, Sohini is at ease channelling Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone. An album.
Paoli is all poise like Suraiya in Anmol Ghadi (1946). (Anarkali: Ekru; choker + neckpiece: Ekru; pearl sita haar + jhapta: Gahanejewellery)
Paoli brings alive the innocent playfulness of Waheeda Rehman from the famous Jane kya tune kahi from the classic Pyaasa (1957).
Paoli transforms into Sharmila Tagore from An Evening in Paris (1967). The hair, the eyes, the smile, the charm. #love
(Sari: Priya Gopal Bishoyi; blouse: Warssi Kolkata; jewellery: Gahanejewellery)
Paoli tries one of Zeenat Aman’s looks from the cult Don (1978).
(Trouser and bustier: Nehha Nhata)
Location courtesy: ITC Royal Bengal
Sohini recreates Sridevi’s look in this blue chiffon sari from the famous Kate nahin kat te in Mr. India (1987). #sizzle
One of Madhuri Dixit’s iconic looks from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) is this purple sari by Anna Singh. The film is almost synonymous with this Didi tera devar deewana costume. And, after nearly three decades, we still can’t stop crushing on the loaded-with-glamour look.
‘Main apni favourite hoon’ says Kareena Kapoor Khan in Jab We Met (2007). And, this long tee-Patiala pants look from the landmark film is still a favourite. Comfort, cool and so chill!
Deepika Padukone’s tousled hair and easy glam in Gehraiyaan (2022) is a winner for the effortless chic and DIY X factor. Sohini looks the part too.
Location: Bohurupi Santiniketan; 20/12B Graham’s Land, Tollygunge, NSC Bose Road
Pictures: Pabitra Das