The Simple Allure Of Alia Bhatt’S Costume In Raazi


Alia Bhatt has established herself as an ace actor who seamlessly slips into roles that leave us pleasantly surprised. As with any Bollywood movie, her wardrobe keeps getting updated with each role - making all those obsessed with fashion relish in her style indulgences.

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Her latest outtake is the movie Raazi, set amidst the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 with a slightly volatile atmosphere, to say the least. She plays the role of a spy disguised as a demure girl who marries a Pakistani army official for an undercover operation. The movie is set to release in May and here is a sneak peek from the movie:

The first picture released shows Alia Bhatt in a Chantilly lace saree, minimal make-up and pearl-drop earrings that make us nostalgic for the times when the likes of Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh charmed the audience on screen. It also nods to the onset of the saree's comeback on the silver screen.

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Apart from her poignant presence on screen, Sehmat, Alia's character in the movie looks beautiful in the simplest of attires. A tiny nose-pin and kohl-rimmed eyes display her innocence and inexperience as a spy; providing a great contrast to the world of political antics.

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While the first song release "Ae Watan" instills patriotism, the second song "Dilbaro" narrates the endearing relationship between a daughter and father. Alia is decked up in a bridal sharara and jewellery consisting of the old-world nath and maang-tikka. In the bidaai/rukhsati scene, the actress wears a subtle pink benarasi saree with a thin border accompanied with a sea-green net dupatta/odhani featuring delicate buttas complimenting the pink of the saree.

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Almost all of Alia's costume is in pastels featuring sarees with matching blouses in dainty embroideries along with simple jewellery. The costumes also include the ubiquitous attire of Indian women - salwar kameez in cotton prints and dupattas in lace trims that she uses gracefully to cover her head.

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Apart from her on-screen outfits, Alia also embraced traditional clothing for promotions, keeping the Raazi vibe alive. Always effortless and slightly whimsy, she has been creating buzz about the movie with pictures captioned 'Raazi hu' on her social media feed. To add to this mix, Alia's mother-Soni Razdan plays her on-screen mother and mentioned in a recent interview that it was an emotional experience for her.

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Given her mysterious role in this movie, Alia's clothes are a beautiful rendition adding to the realm of different personas she wears in this film - a wife, a daughter, a teacher and a spy. Without being overpowering or too flashy, the costumes are a great tribute to the simplicity and fashion of an era gone by.

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Atika Khan

Fashion Writer