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Later this week, Kajol is going to celebrate her 48th birthday. Blunt, bright-eyed and brilliant, she has been a prominent personality ever since she stepped into Bollywood. I have grown up watching her movies and gawking at her like a starry-eyed fan each time she and Shah Rukh Khan made an appearance on the screen.
Considering I am named after her (yes, I really am), I considered her to be a source of fashion inspiration. Right from rocking that red dungaree with the bob cut to dreaming of rocking a georgette sari with the wind blowing through my hair and showing off my torso under that sheer drape. There are some incredible outfits to take away from every movie that she has starred in. Here are 5 iconic looks of Kajol that she wore in her movies and you can rock during a wedding:
1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
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Before transformation videos became famous, Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai had already done it. She went from the tomboy rocking caps and cargo pants in college to the graceful woman stunning everyone in a rust pink lehenga choli and statement dangling earrings (which were absolute goals, by the way). Manish Malhotra was the costume designer for the movie so you should definitely consider the choice of a jacket with a mid slit paired with a bandhani print lehenga for your outfit inspiration.
2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
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The palat…palat…palat moment sure did send people into a frenzy and set the standard for all lover boys to know if their beloved was the one or not. The outfits that Kajol wore throughout the movie started making headlines. What took the cake was the green lehenga-choli that Kajol wore during her Mehendi ceremony. The unique shade of green combined with the traditional gold jewelry broke stereotypes when only pink and red is worn by the bride.
3. My Name is Khan
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Pretty sure I am not the only one who was moved to tears while watching this film. Kajol wore a bright green and pink salwar kameez in My Name is Khan for her Mehendi. Let me just say, I hope to wear that same combination when the day arrives. It is so colorful, and festive and fits in with the celebratory mood.
4. Karan Arjun
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Karan Arjun aagaye and they brought along Kajol in a sexy avatar! She made her entry in the film in a navy blue two-piece outfit. The halter neck combined with the large floral print on the flared skirt had girls running from store to store, trying to emulate her look. Needless to say, after those few months, halter necks are all that you saw! Whatever the theme may be, the to-be bride should keep this outfit as an option for the pre-wedding photoshoot.
5. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
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Aimlessly running in the desert with the wind in my hair and my saree pallu trailing – that’s the dream. Every saree that Kajol wore in Suraj Hua Madham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham became desirable and monotone sarees reached their peak of popularity. While it is fun to play with prints and colors, why not take a trip down the Bollywood version of a memory lane and rock a monotone saree for the next wedding that you attend?
Let us know in the comments below which is your favorite movie of Kajol!