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The copy cat fight

india Updated: Dec 06, 2009 15:53 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times
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International R&B star, Rihanna, known for experimenting with sexy hairdos, has found followers among the bombshells of Bollywood.

Starlet Sherlyn Chopra chopped of her locks in favour of a look similar to Rihanna’s on the sets of Bigg Boss last month. Rakhi Sawant’s new look, in an upcoming music video with singer Ishq Bector, is almost identical to Rihanna’s short hair and sharp long bangs.

A source close to Sherlyn reveals that the actress was very impressed by Rihanna’s hairstyle and wanted to try it out. But curiously enough, it was Sherlyn’s short locks that inspired Rakhi’s new look. Says Bector, who wanted Rakhi to try out the look for the music video Jhagde, “I wanted to unveil a brand new Rakhi. I am a big fan of Sherlyn and really liked her hairdo, so I decided to experiment with it on Rakhi. The style looked good on Sherlyn, but it looks even better on Rakhi. I hope Sherlyn does not feel bad about it.”

While Bector refused to reveal whether Rakhi was aware about the “inspiration”, her spokesperson refused outright. “Rakhi has never imitated anybody. Nobody is as big Rakhi for her to take inspiration from anyone. She has her own style statement. She is unique in what ever she does,” said the actress’ spokesperson.

However, Sherlyn (who has yet to see Rakhi’s new look) said, “I feel this style, short hair, looks best on me. A woman with intoxicating eyes and a great body does not need long tresses for sensual appeal...However, I adore people who welcome change. I hope Rakhi now looks like a better version of herself,” she said.

Neither actress has ever been pleased about comparisons with each other, so Bector’s comments can only add fuel to the fire. Miffed about being compared to Rakhi in the past as well, Sherlyn had said, “How can people even compare a Mercedes Benz with a Nano?" Bector may feel Rakhi looks better than Sherlyn, but for her there has never been any comparison. “I’m much hotter and have a lot of sex appeal compared to Rakhi,” said Sherlyn in an earlier interview.