From Katrina to Anushka, what a stylish evolution for these stars

  • Akshay Kaushal, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2016 09:55 IST
HT‚ÄČtraces the style journey of five Bollywood celebs who have put their boring fashion past behind and are now ultra voguish.

They are the ones who spur fashion trends. But being a style inspiration for millions is never easy for celebrities. There’s a lot that goes into being a fashion icon. If you look carefully, you will realise that these stars were not so fashion savvy when they had entered the industry.

From taking help from seasoned stylists to honing their personal style and following latest trends, it has taken a lot of hard work, patience and creativity to reach where they are now in the style department. HT traces the style journey of five Bollywood celebs who have put their boring fashion past behind and are now ultra voguish.

Katrina Kaif

Gone are the days when she used to wear those tacky embellished saris and Barbie doll frocks. No wonder Katrina was known more for her beauty than her fashion choices. But the 32-year-old changed this perception after her Cannes red carpet debut in 2015. In fact, during the promotion of her latest movie, she made fabulous appearances, which were one better than the other.

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Katrina’s stylist Tanya Ghavri says: There are some people who are so beautiful that they look good in whatever they are made to wear and Katrina is one of them. She is a stunner and her fashion choices have certainly improved tenfold in the recent past.

The sari choices she made back then were far from being fashionable, but now, her style picks are au courant like this Dolce & Gabanna dress. From a guy-next-door look earlier, Ranveer’s style choices are now experimental and quirky. ((From left) Jack Dabaghian/REUTERS | YOGEN SHAH, HT PHOTO | PHOTO: AFP)

Ranveer Singh

From looking boyish in Band Baja Baraat to being a dapper gentleman in Lootera with his classic sleek back hairdo and spiffy tuxedos, we have seen Ranveer at his voguish best both on screen as well as off screen. Of late, we have seen him surprising us with his fashion choices. The actor knows what would go best with his personality and isn’t wary of experimenting. Ranveer has been courageous enough to pull off skirts, thus urging Indian males to experiment.

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Ranveer’s stylist Nitasha Gaurav says: Since he likes everything quirky, we try to work on those lines for him. He loves fashion and we experiment with him as much as we can. He pulls off any funky outfit like a pro.

Alia Bhatt

Initially, we saw Alia only sporting short dresses. In the three years of her presence in the film industry, Alia’s style sense has evolved a lot. The transition from being an uber-cool teen diva to an elegant diva who wears ladylike, refined and sexy outfits has been quite quick.

Alia’s stylist Ami Patel says: Alia is still in that phase where she is trying to figure out her style type. From gowns to lehengas, she pulls off everything with so much poise.

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Alia used to wear short ­dresses a lot initially, but now she has transcended into the elegant zone. From frilly, unflattering gowns to fitting numbers, Anushka has become a style maven now. ((From left) HT PHOTO | YOGEN SHAH, Vincent Yu/AP | YOGEN SHAH)

Anushka Sharma

Though Anushka never experiments much with her hair, her fashion picks are far more elegant, refined and sexy now. From fun casuals to red carpet perfect gowns, she has evolved drastically to become the stylista that she is now.

Anushka’s stylist Allai Al Rufai says: She likes breezy and light outfits and her favourite colour is black. I think more than evolving, it is also about trying out a new trend for any actor. I think she used to look stylish even when she made her debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, and now, she is obviously way better.

Sonakshi Sinha

Weird hairstyles and anti-fashion gowns are history now. Sona now knows what brings out the best in her. (HT PHOTO | VIRAL BHAYANI)

She has completed six years in the film industry and has had her hits and misses on the red carpet. Being aware of her body type, she has made it her and strength and wears outfits with flattering silhouettes. We see her experimenting with her mane a lot. She hasn’t let criticism affect her.

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Sonakshi’s stylish Sakshi Mehra says: We were college friends, and I remember in 2013, she needed a stylish for a red carpet event. Since then, I have been her personal stylish. She wears a lot of bodycon because that’s something that looks best on curvy girls.

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