Ever since Priyanka Gandhi hit her teens in the mid 1980s, people have wondered if she looks like her late grandmother and former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. On Friday when Priyanka turned up sporting a green cotton saree and a new curly hairstyle to pay tribute to her late father, Rajiv Gandhi, on his birth anniversary, there was no doubt left.
The 38-year-old daughter of UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, bore the most stunning resemblance ever, to her grandmother. Style experts say it’s the new hairdo that’s done the trick.
“Priyanka’s new longer, softer curls are identical to Indira’s. She also shares her features, and her gait with her grandmom,” says designer Ritu Kumar.
Hairstylist Habib Ahmed, who used to style Indira Gandhi’s hair, says, “There’s a huge resemblance now, because of the new style. The texture of Priyanka’s and Indira’s hair are actually quite different. Also, Indira had a wedge cut, while Priyanka’s is a five line hair style. But, because both have a really sharp nose and similar face cut, the look seems very similar.”
Beauty expert Blossom Kochhar says, “With her new curly look, Priyanka’s looking absolutely like Indira. When she will get older, if she decides to add that trademark grey streak that Indira had, she will totally look like her. She’s the softer version of Indira Gandhi.”