Aishwarya Rai in Guzaarish was the perfect vintage romance. On Fashion Friday
10 years ago, on November 19, 2010, Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave us Guzaarish. The film starred Hrithik Roshan in the role of a quadriplegic man who was once a great magician, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as his dutiful nurse of 12 years. Though the movie failed to create the magic it intended, the director’s picture-worthy aesthetics in each scene managed to captivate the viewers, who were disappointed by this otherwise underwhelming film.
Now, SLB is an aesthete, and nothing justified this better than the leading lady’s look, conceived in collaboration with the tsar of the Indian fashion industry, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Bhansali and Sabyasachi managed to create such a gorgeous vintage romance on screen with each ensemble sported by Aishwarya’s Sophia, that the fact that the dresses were far from being realistic, at least for a nurse, was pushed aside. So in this week’s Fashion Friday, we look at how Aishwarya’s clothes in Guzaarish were a perfectly created vintage romance.
For Guzaarish, Aishwarya drifted away from her normal pastel palette and glam-chic avatar, and played a unique, overdressed and bold character wearing Edwardian ensembles. In a way, Aish’s costumes brought out Sabyasachi and Bhansali’s love for old-world aesthetics. Throughout the film, the actor is seen wearing European deep neck and voluminous sheer sleeved dresses, paired with lace bralettes, panelled ghagra skirts, dupatta scarves and brocade cholis with tie-up backs. Additionally, she also wore maxis in deep tones of indigo, rich red and maroon, with aprons and corset-style fabric belts that featured intricate Indian embroidery. She had quirky glasses, surreal braided hairdos throughout the film.