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Pinki Sinha’s The Monsoon Bloom saw Paoli Dam get into Shaadi mode

Before zooming off to Bangkok to shoot for Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s Password. A quick chat with the actor...

  • Published 22.07.19, 9:02 PM
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Paoli Dam Picture: Pabitra Das

Nowadays Paoli Dam is more of a visitor to Calcutta. “Kolkata-y aami kaaj ei thaki ekhon,” smiled the actress at a t2 shoot for fashion designer Pinki Sinha at plant boutique Chlorofyl on Saturday, before zooming off to Bangkok to shoot for Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s Password. A quick t2 chat.

Paoli Dam was a picture of feminine elegance and soft charm in blush pink. “The skirt is in Chanderi silk and the dupatta is a Benarasi handwoven one,” said Pinki Sinha. Roses, “a symbol of love” and woven silver and gold foliage added to the mellow serenity. “It’s all about a little happiness, love and romance in the air. This is great for the day,” added Pinki. For Paoli, this was a “fairy-tale look”. “It’s a very mishti rong. You can wear it for Mehndi, cocktail and reception. It’s got a lehnga feel. I loved the dupatta,” said Paoli. Soft pink and gold shimmer, nude pink lips, brown liner on the eyes, soft pink blush and wavy hair done up with real flowers up the princess-romance quotient.
Paoli Dam was a picture of feminine elegance and soft charm in blush pink. “The skirt is in Chanderi silk and the dupatta is a Benarasi handwoven one,” said Pinki Sinha. Roses, “a symbol of love” and woven silver and gold foliage added to the mellow serenity. “It’s all about a little happiness, love and romance in the air. This is great for the day,” added Pinki. For Paoli, this was a “fairy-tale look”. “It’s a very mishti rong. You can wear it for Mehndi, cocktail and reception. It’s got a lehnga feel. I loved the dupatta,” said Paoli. Soft pink and gold shimmer, nude pink lips, brown liner on the eyes, soft pink blush and wavy hair done up with real flowers up the princess-romance quotient. Picture: Pabitra Das

Are you missing the rains?

I am really missing the rains because I love rains. Rains are so romantic. Everything in moderation is nice, too much of rains have caused devastation. Come together and save the nature to enjoy the good things in life.

Were you reminded of your own wedding shopping during the shoot?

Biyer byapar shayapar aami money kortei chai na! Juto shelai theke Chandi paath… I did everything for my wedding. Too stressful! (Laughs) Aami in fact ekhon je karur biye diye ditey pari. If someone I know is getting married, I ask: ‘Have you bought this? Have you bought that?’ Out of 10 things, they are bound to forget five. I remind them! Etotai pro hoye gechhi aami.

Sultry simplicity defines this look. Paoli looked resplendent in a handwoven georgette karwa sari made gorgeous with bel and foliage motifs. “It’s lightweight yet the weave is rich because of the use of both silver and gold at the same time. The fabric is comfortable to be worn in this weather. The bride can wear it for one of her main functions,” said Pinki. Winged, kohl eyes, nude lips, small bindi, chaandbaali earrings and casual hair add to the look. “I have worn georgette Benarasi before. The fabric is light on the skin. I like lightweight fabrics for summers and this is perfect. It’s a very versatile colour… something both the bride and the bride’s mom can wear. While the bride’s mom can wear it during the evening, the bride can wear it for her gaaye holud. Fantastic!” said Paoli.
Sultry simplicity defines this look. Paoli looked resplendent in a handwoven georgette karwa sari made gorgeous with bel and foliage motifs. “It’s lightweight yet the weave is rich because of the use of both silver and gold at the same time. The fabric is comfortable to be worn in this weather. The bride can wear it for one of her main functions,” said Pinki. Winged, kohl eyes, nude lips, small bindi, chaandbaali earrings and casual hair add to the look. “I have worn georgette Benarasi before. The fabric is light on the skin. I like lightweight fabrics for summers and this is perfect. It’s a very versatile colour… something both the bride and the bride’s mom can wear. While the bride’s mom can wear it during the evening, the bride can wear it for her gaaye holud. Fantastic!” said Paoli. Picture: Pabitra Das

What was on the top of your list?

Handwoven Benarasi. I went for something which was traditional, timeless and which would stay with me my entire life.

You were a winter bride. Had you been a monsoon bride, how would you have liked to get married?

(Laughs) Haven’t thought about that one! May be I would have got married on a beach. It’s tricky to get married in monsoons, the weather can get unpredictable. You have to be sporting... Bhijtey bhijtey biye koro! We don’t wear whites, but otherwise I love white and gold or beige and gold, teamed with a red blouse.

Fresh and vibrant is this light green Chanderi silk Anarkali with leaf motifs, teamed with a rose handwoven dupatta. “This is a nice destination wedding day-function look,” said Pinki. “I loved the green. It’s a trending colour. I like the cut and the fit and again the fabric is light on the skin. This was also very comfortable. It’s great for cocktails, Mehndi too,” said Paoli as her eyes were winged out, her cheeks touched with “sun-kissed blush”, her lips rubbed with nude brown and her hair tied in a textured pony. “All the three colours I wore today are actually summer colours. That’s what the collection is also all about… very romantic collection. All the colours were versatile,” added Paoli.
Fresh and vibrant is this light green Chanderi silk Anarkali with leaf motifs, teamed with a rose handwoven dupatta. “This is a nice destination wedding day-function look,” said Pinki. “I loved the green. It’s a trending colour. I like the cut and the fit and again the fabric is light on the skin. This was also very comfortable. It’s great for cocktails, Mehndi too,” said Paoli as her eyes were winged out, her cheeks touched with “sun-kissed blush”, her lips rubbed with nude brown and her hair tied in a textured pony. “All the three colours I wore today are actually summer colours. That’s what the collection is also all about… very romantic collection. All the colours were versatile,” added Paoli. Picture: Pabitra Das

Any iconic movies that come to mind? There is of course Monsoon Wedding!

(Laughs) I love Monsoon Wedding. Then Aaj rapat jaye to (Namak Halaal)… (sings it).

Again, white!

See! I am always gravitating towards white. It is such a universal colour and red-and-white is my favourite combination. Red and white will also look nice on a bride.  

Location: Chlorofyl; styling: Sumit Sinha; make-up: Aniruddha Chakladar; hair: Mousami Chhetri; shoes: Rohan Arora; jewellery: Sawansukha Jewellers and Divinus Creations