Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is basically one of my MOST favorite movie from Bollywood. It came out 2 years before I was even born (year 1995). My first ever fandom was based on Shahrukh Khan & Kajol's couple, from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai & Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and then after YEARS, My Name Is Khan. They're gold.
I'm wearing a gharara that belonged to my amma jaan & it's about 21 years old and it gives me all DWDLJG vibes. A gharara is a traditional Pakistani skirt mostly for formal dressing. Kajol wore a green dress in this song Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (which is a must-play-and-dance-on-to song in every mehndi/dholki/shaadi*wedding event) and amma's gharara looks pretty much like it.
The dupatta has faded due to years. Gharara is still in its bloom. I've always wanted to wear this when I was a kid.
Here comes a close up.
Wearing amma's dresses feels great, makes me feel like I'm like her. People say that the first daughter of a woman is her reflection.
She's not the coolest & easiest amma that people have in tv shows. She's strict, she usually doesn't let me go out and party, she doesn't agree with most of the theories I come up with but I still can't live without telling EACH & EVERY FRIGGIN THING IN MY LIFE. We talk on everything, crushes to pizza flavors, twitter to blogland, she doesn't get my tumblr references & I don't get her 90's tv references. We have a bond. We look like sisters.
And before this post turns to a Happy Mother's Day post, I should just stop.
Well, amma got this gharara first when she was 16.
When I was dressing up for it, all I thought was about the time I was a kid and couldn't do all this dressing up stuff because
-I wasn't allowed to.
-KIDS ARE NEVER ALLOWED TO HAVE FUN LIKE GROWN UPS.
Watching a movie and dreaming to do the same dressing as the characters is just a fantasy for 6 years old. But when you grow up and have a blog & YOU CAN POST WHATEVER YOU WANT, life turns out fun. It was more like living a dream, putting on jewellery that phuppo lent me, pushing Noor to do the photography, asking amma if she can adjust the shirt to my size, laughing on the idea of really posting this on blog and then posting sneak peek of this on Noor's instagram.
God bless blogging.
This pose is lame. I look like I ACTUALLY belong to 90's and never faced a camera before. But this is the only fine photo of me standing.
My most favorite line from the movie:
JA SIMRAN JA, JEE LE APNI ZINDAGI.
*Translation: Go Simran Go, live your life.
And the wonderful crew behind this little photography session. NOOR!
WE DA TWINS.
NOTE: I AM IN NO WAY ENGAGED OR RISHTAFIED AND THIS POST ISN'T ANYWAY RELATED TO ANYTHING LIKE THAT SO BETTER NOT BOTHER TO ASK. Shukria. Thanks. Shay Shay.
Well, it was fun. I'd like to submit this post to Jacky's #MayMakers post to mingle with more creative heads in blogland.
Have you ever re-created your favorite film character look?