Kangna Ranaut made a mark Bollywood by daring to take on offbeat roles. And now seems to be taking the philosophy to the red carpet.
At the premier of Dulha Mil Gaya, actress stood out in a short olive green off-shoulder dress with a peacock pattern fringe. The dress made maximum impact because the rest of the red carpet brigade went for staid, if safe, black.
While Sushmita Sen wore a floor sweeping black gown - a style seen a zillion times Hollywood and Bollywood red carpets Celina Jaitley tried in vain, to pep her black dress with zebra pattern pumps. Sophie Choudhary chose the predictable winter look complete with stockings.
But it was Kangna who made heads turn with an experimental and yet sassy look. The dress, by new designer Rajat Tangri - who owns a fashion store, Noir Designs, in Australia and is now based in Mumbai - was a red carpet winner. It was paired with a Bottega Venetta clutch.
According to Kangna, one doesn't always have to have a luxury label to get a style nod. She said: "I've every big designer from Galliano to Alexander McQueen in my wardrobe. But since I come from a middle-class background, I consciously wear labels that any girl can think of emulating. I often wear high-street brands for events. For Pa premier, I wore an Armani shirt with Zara pants and matched it with shoes from Aldo." The star has been seen playing around with fashion recently. For Apsara Awards, she wore a hot pink frilly short dress with an interesting waist band by high street label Bebe.
For IIFA awards, Kangna wore a splendid goddess gown by designer Rick Roy.
A source close to Kangna said: "She is crazy about fashion and is particularly inspired by Victoria Beckham and Rihanna's edgy dressing. She also pays great attention to make-up and admires Kate Moss's near natural look.
"While Kangna's trendy side is getting thumbs up from fashion watchers, she took some time learning the nuances of the glam world. When she was new in the industry, she had no idea about putting together a look." You've come a long way girl.