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How Desi Gals Rocked The 2012 Global Red Carpet

Last updated on: December 31, 2012 11:03 IST

How Desi Gals Rocked The 2012 Global Red Carpet

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We are living in an age when desi celebrities mark their calendars for global appearances several times in a year.

The year 2012 was no exception.

We spotted several Bollywood divas making glamorous appearances at various global events through the year. Here's looking at the ones that truly stood out.

Kalki Koechlin

Here's the thing about this talented actress.

She's French by birth but wears her Indianness on her sleeves. Brought up in the picturesque Pondicherry, Kalki went for a South Indian style ceremony for her wedding to beau Anurag Kashyap last year.

So it's heartening to see her addressed as a 'Bollywood actress' in foreign press.

Kalki arrived in an Amit Aggarwal gown to the Tribute To Chinese Director Zhang Yimou during the 12th International Marrakech Film Festival in December.


Image: Kalki Koechlin
Photographs: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

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Priyanka Chopra

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Give it up for Priyanka Chopra, who chose an Indian outfit for her apperance at the Marrakech FIlm Festival.

The actress dazzled in a Manish Malhotra lehenga as she attended the screening of her film Barfi!.


Image: Priyanka Chopra


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Ileana D'Cruz

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Looks like South Indian actress Ileana D'Cruz, who made her Bollywood debut with Barfi! this year, isn't really a rookie when it comes to red carpet fashion.

She pulled off a Tarun Tahiliani sari like a veteran at the film's Marrakech screening.


Image: Ileana D'Cruz


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Sridevi

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To put it mildly, Sridevi took our breath away with this absolutely Indian and spectacular appearance at the world premiere of her comeback film English Vinglish at Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The veteran actress and her stunning Sabyasachi sari were a match made in high fashion heaven.


Image: Sridevi


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Shriya Saran

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Midnight's Children actress Shriya Saran could be Bollywood's resident how-to girl when it comes to balancing demure and sexy with an outfit.

Her hot pink Manish Malhotra lehenga that she wore for the film's premiere in Toronto was pure awesomeness.


Image: Shriya Saran
Photographs: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

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Shahana Goswami

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Saran's Midnight's Children costar Shahana Goswami was a vision in red at the TIFF premiere of the film in an eye popping Sabyasachi lehenga.

A memorable reminder of the designer's versatality.


Image: Shahana Goswami
Photographs: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's much awaited Cannes appearance was met with a lot of criticism.

But the actress was unfazed and owned the red carpet with her confidence in an ornate Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla chikan sari.


Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Venturelli/WireImage

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Mallika Sherawat

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Mallika Sherawat wore a bizarre yet eye-catching hooded Ali Mahdavi outfit to Cannes this year. Her wardrobe seemed to be dominated by pastel shades.


Image: Mallika Sherawat


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Madhuri Dixit

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With a smile like that, Madhuri Dixit need not try too hard to stand out.

But her canary coloured sari at the unveiling of her wax statue was eye-popping to say the least.


Image: Madhuri Dixit
Photographs: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

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Sonam Kapoor

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Sonam Kapoor gave front row fashionistas at Roberto Cavalli's Fall/Winter 2012-13 show a stiff competition in a goth inspired look in Milan, the mecca of fashion.


Image: Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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Freida Pinto

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Freida Pinto was a goddess in a gold Ralph Lauren gown as she attended the opening ceremony of Dubai Film Festival earlier this month.


Image: Freida Pinto
Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF

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Vidya Balan

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Vidya Balan took her desi style to Melbourne as she delivered the match ball to the umpires before the round seven AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans in May this year.

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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