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Bollywood Dress Up!


I recently received an invite to not just any ordinary Christmas party, but a Bollywood themed one.   The invite was sent about a month before the party was scheduled to take place, and people (via a WhatsApp chat,) were tossing around ideas and figuring out their outfits already!

My planning and research went something along the lines of the night before the party, let me Google easy Bollywood costumes.

Rani Mukerjee in Bunty aur Babli, (image courtesy of

Madhuri Dixit in Devdas

 Madhuri Dixit in Devdas, (image courtesy of

Helen in Caravan, (image courtesey of

These were some of the options that popped up, even though a couple of them seemed easy enough to copy, I didn’t feel that they particularly suited me or my personality.  I wanted to go for something that was more ‘me’ and at the same time Bollywoodish.

Then an idea came to mind since I had recently reviewed the songs from Bollywood movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Muskhil,’ there were a lot of songs from the movie that I loved, and since the movie came out last year the clothes were modern as well. It seemed to check all the boxes I was looking for my potential costume.

There was one particular song from the movie, which came to mind called ‘The Breakup Song,’ starring Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who recently married Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.

Anuskha Sharma, in 'The Breakup Song,' from Bollywood movie 'Ae Dil Hai Muskhil.'

Anushka Sharma in ‘The Breakup Song,’ (Image Courtesey of

This outfit seemed manageable, youthful and a bit fun! Not to mention the fact that I already owned a pair of ripped jeans, a red kurti, a nose ring and a pair of headphones at home.

Copying, Anuskha Sharma, in 'The Breakup Song,' from Bollywood movie 'Ae Dil Hai Muskhil.'

The Final Product 

I think for most of us when we get invited to a ‘theme party,’ we get stressed about what to go as instead of focusing on the potential fun we can have with the outfit as well as the party we’ve been invited to.

My suggestion is if you get invited to such an occasion, try to gauge what clothes you already have in your cupboard and just go from there, and most importantly have fun with it!

Bollywood Themed Christmas Party

Some of the amazing decorations at the Party