Vidya Balan or Bidda di quashed the male-dominated stereotype of the hero-centric Bollywood with her 2012 sleeper superhit movie, Kahaani. Devoid of the quintessential Bollywood extravaganza like song and dance routines, this movie struck an instant chord with the audiences and was widely appreciated. Following a series of duds like Ghanchakkar, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Bobby Jasoos, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, and Te3n, Vidya is back with a bang with the second installment of the Kahaani franchise. Touted to be as gritty, edgy and intriguing as its predecessor, Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh would have been incomplete without Vidya Balan. Whilst the promotions are in full swing, Vidya’s style sense has undergone a phenomenal metamorphosis. Shunning the stereotypical Bollywood diva body image, Vidya asserts her stark demeanor with aplomb and blends ethnicity with contemporary sensibilities. Long gone are the days when Vidya was dissed left, right and center for her bizarre fashion sensibilities. A powerhouse of talent, Vidya has carved a niche with her innate traditional style sense and fashioning her presence with élan. Hopping from one promotional activity to another, Vidya has upped her style game with some memorable moments. Sporting statement necklaces, Vidya accessorized her traditional outfits quite well. Experimenting with her ardent love for handloom sarees, Vidya’s saree wardrobe is absolutely steal-worthy and awe-inspiring. Primarily styled by the celeb stylist duo, Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar of Who Wore What When, Vidya’s style statement is underlined by statement silver jewelry, bindi and a profound eye makeup. (ALSO READ: Who wore it better? Vidya Balan copies Deepika Padukone’s airport style!)
While promoting Kahaani 2 in Dubai, Vidya donned a Maxi lapel dress by Pooja Bagaria Jhunjhunwala. She accessorized her look with a statement ring by Ritika Sachdeva.
Donning a saree with scoop necked blouse by Udd stories, Vidya promoted Kahaani 2 in Kolkata. She perfected her look with a signature oversized bindi and silver jewelry.
Donning a burgundy dress by Manika Sureka, Vidya promoted Kahaani 2 in Hyderabad. She accessorized her traditional look with earrings by Ritika Sachdeva and shoes by Aprajita Toor.
Donning a floor length Abhinav Mishra Anarkali, Vidya worked the traditional attire with oversized pearl drop earrings for her appearance on the television dance show, Superdancer.
Donning a printed saree by Pratham, Vidya looked resplendent with flowers adorning her simple and elegant updo. She chose to accessorize her look with statement earrings from Inaayat Jewels.
For an event in Mumbai, looking pristine, Vidya stunned us in a white saree by Diva’ni, earrings by Ritika Bhasin Gupta, and bracelet and statement ring by Jet gems.
Looking absolutely gorgeous in a Payal Khandwala saree, Vidya perfectly carried off this traditional look. Lending a quirky vibe to the traditional image was the lotus statement necklace by Amrapali jewels.
Vidya looked ethereal in a khadi dress by Purvi Doshi and aptly accessorized her look with chunky signature silver jewelry by Silver Streak Store and sandals by Delhi-based Prati Nava.
Donning Zoraya separates, Vidya appeared on a television show looking elegant in statement chunky silver jewelry by Amrapali Jewels.
Mesmerizing us with yet another pristine look, Vidya was snapped in an Ezra ensemble that she accessorized with a statement silver necklace by Amrapali Jewels.
Looking regal in an Enoya silk saree for the Prithvi Theatre Film Festival, Vidya donned earrings from Arnav Jewelry. We absolutely love her eye makeup and the bindi that accentuate her contemporary yet traditional look.
White seems to be Vidya’s favorite color as she was snapped in yet another white saree, this time by Gaurang Shah and probably the most amazing statement necklace by Silver Streak Store. We also love her silver kada and the bangles that the actress matched with the blouse.
Looking divine in a blue floor lenth Anarkali dress by Gaurang Shah
, Vidya dolled up her traditionally demure avatar with a statement necklace by Arnav
Are you as mesmerised as we are? While Kahaani 2 releases this Friday, 2nd December, we will imbibe this diva’s traditional meets contemporary sensibilties in our closets and twirl heads with aplomb, just as she does!