It’s simple really. For the ladies, elegant and feminine; choose your designer dresses tastefully or stick to ethnic wear – utilize our amazing local designers instead opting for foreign ones! They understand local trends and more importantly, know exactly how the Indian woman should be adorned. Actresses who wear gowns with flowing trains and bouffants end up looking like wannabe western actresses. Avoid going too avant-garde with the hairdo’s – simple is better. And lastly, cleavage is an art; please refrain if you do not know how to work it.
For the men, well, firstly, eliminate stubble, get a haircut – keep it clean! A good fitted suit is hardly a predicament in this day and age where our stars have designers at their disposal. For some odd reason, we often see a handful of members of the fraternity who believe that wearing chappals is perfectly fine. Fashion police anyone?
As for couples who love to walk the red carpet hand in hand, after we gush over your appearance, we then look to your attire. When you don’t complement each other, we automatically assume there is trouble brewing or that you don’t belong together. If you are a pair, then certainly dress like one.
Not to be a nit-picker or a Neeraj-Pandey-hater, but chewing gum at any award ceremony is a big fat no. And chabaoing paan, is even worst! Avoid. Above all these nitty-gritty’s, it is hardly graceful to quarrel (and that’s putting it mildly) at award ceremonies – ahem ahem – Sajid Khan and Ashutosh Gowariker. Please put on your finest best when attending ceremonies; you represent the fraternity after all.
Putting On a Sho(w)sha
Award ceremonies ultimately become dedications to their favorites. If Filmfare is all about honoring SRK, then IIFA sings hymns of the Bachchans. High off their ego trips, stars and organizers do nothing interesting for the show in general. Thus, every ceremony from Filmfare, which happens to be India’s answer to the Oscars, to the Stardusts and even IIFA’s all land up looking like replicas of each other.
We get it. Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan were great. Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan are now, hot and happening; flavors of the season if you will. And Sajid Khan is basically barred from hosting. Are you telling us, there are no other actors available in the country to play Masters of Ceremony? It is awfully boring when we see the same boys hog the stage year after year. And I have a question to our leading ladies: “Don’t you feel outraged at the fact that you are never called upon to host?” With so much male dominance in the hosting department of award ceremonies, we yet again display how “seriously” we take our actresses.
The wise have said, “There are no mistakes, only lessons.” Even Bollywood needs to learn in this case. Here’s hoping we see lean, clean and sheen(er) award ceremonies in the future!