Deepika Padukone’s military green look at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2016 has been tagged as a ‘Bollywood blunder’ by international publications.
Dailymail.co.uk, which had referred to Deepika as the “female companion” of tennis star Novak Djokovic earlier this year, featured the Hindi film star among the ‘Worst Dressed Celebs’ of MTV EMAs, and tagged her as a ‘Bollywood Blunder’.
Posting an image of the actress, the publication described the look: “Indian actress Deepika Padukone may be stunning but her swamp green bralet and skirt combo did nothing for her sensational figure.”
Another publication, mirror.co.uk, stated: “Indian film actress Deepika Padukone posed on the red carpet in what looked like a pair of giant dark green curtains as a skirt, a black sparkling bralet and huge chandelier earrings.”
Deepika is among the top young stars of Hindi cinema, having proved her mettle on the silver screen with myriad roles in films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Cocktail, Bajirao Mastani and Piku.
She will be making her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage next year alongside Vin Diesel, and was one of the presenters at the event along with her co-star Nina Dobrev. The ceremony took place here on Sunday, and was aired in India on Vh1.
At the event, Deepika’s look seemed to be in sync with her fierceful and strong character of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage“. She wore a Monisha Jaising ensemble – a skirt with a black, sequin bralette.
Jaising posted Deepika’s image on Instagram and captioned it: “Military green is a functional and strong colour. It has a tough, almost androgynous appeal for all of those women warriors out there! Deepika is unstoppable, fit and fierce; making a perfect muse for my Artemisia Gown. I’m thrilled to collaboratively envision with Shaleena Nathani, and create this very special piece for Deepika Padukone for the EMAs.”
There’s a strong buzz in India about Deepika’s Hollywood foray. The trailer of the film was released on Facebook Live and reached 100 million views across multiple platforms in two days.
On Sunday, the film’s Facebook engagement started with exclusive teasers being launched via the cast members’ own handles to their global fan bases. On Monday, exclusive character posters were launched to heighten anticipation leading into a live digital online event on Tuesday.
Directed by DJ Caruso, “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” is a sequel to the 2002 film “xXx” and 2005 film “xXx: State of the Union“. The film also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.
A Paramount Pictures movie, it will be exclusively distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures on January 20, 2017.