Sep 14 2016

Sridevi’s 5 iconic looks from Chandni

by   Sonal Pandya

The romantic drama directed by Yash Chopra, which released 27 years ago today, displayed its lead actress in several stunning looks.


Sridevi’s pink sari, especially worn for the sangeet performance, influenced generations to come with its style and golden accessories. The colourful and numerous bangles was an added characteristic design to the outfit.


The lingering image of Sridevi from the film was mostly of the actress in her simple outfits, in particular, her all-white look created for the actress by costume designer Leena Daru. In this typical romantic setting, Chandni sits amongst red rose petals in a classic white churidar while waiting for her love.


Shiv-Hari’s melodiously composed song ‘Mitwa’ had Sridevi sauntering about in a yellow lace, trendsetting sari in the green, lush landscapes of Switzerland, with Rishi Kapoor. That look inspires costume designers and actresses till today.


One of the highlights of Chandni was the striking tandav dance performed by Sridevi. In it, she’s looks every inch an apsara in the continuation of the all-white look for her character Chandni.


In the title song, Rishi Kapor and Sridevi merrily danced aboard the Swiss trains and yachts. Here, however, Sridevi was given a more Western look in the song ‘Chandni O Meri Chandni’ with various fashionable and colourful pants, leggings and skirts.

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