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Bollywood's trendiest brides

Last updated on: February 18, 2010 13:37 IST

Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Mallika Sherawat, Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta and Bipasha Basu

Being a bride is a lot of fun. Be it shopping for one's trousseau, researching the latest trends and all that jazz that goes in looking smashing on one's D-day.

More often than not, the ever-fashionable realm of Bollywood is responsible for influencing these off screen's lovely lasses.

No surprise that considering the regularity with which leading ladies slip into their sparkling dulhan attire. Over the years, however, a bridal avatar in the movies is no longer relegated to a predictable red Benarasi.

These days, our heroine opts for designer delights to make her bridal avatar as stunning as possible.

In the soon-to-release Toh Baat Pakki, Tabu strives to find a suitable boy for her sister. Just the occasion, we thought, to look at Bollywood's trendiest brides on reel.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

No one does traditional better than Ash. She's played the bride in so many films that it's impossible to pick one favourite.

Though you've got to admit Mrs Bachchan looks like a dream as a typical Bengali bride in rich brocades, deep red aalta and colourful motifs around her forehead and face.

Kajol

Image: Kajol

She's the ultimate dulhaniya and with good reason.

Her radiance is hard to miss whether she's bedecked with jewels head to toe or simply opting for a classic red sari teamed with a simple kundan set and an understated hairstyle. Perfect NRI bride, no?

Kareena Kapoor

Image: Kareena Kapoor
Unafraid to flaunt those curves, a super hot Bebo puts her size zero on display as the ultra modern bride in a brocade bikini blouse and decorative lehenga.

Madhuri Dixit

Image: Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri's appearance in Hum Aapke Hain Koun pretty much changed the perception of the Indian bride in movies.

Taking a break from red saris, the actress ups the style ante with her striking gold lehenga

Katrina Kaif

Image: Katrina Kaif
Considering her half-British roots, Katrina Kaif looks very much home in a white, sprawling wedding gown, minimalistic make-up and wavy curls.

Priyanka Chopra

Image: Priyanka Chopra

If you thought Priyanka Chopra is all about hot pants and mini dresses, think again.

The desi girl lives it up as a Maharashtrian bride in a traditional green navari paired against a bright red and gold blouse. No, we haven't missed the mandatory nath (nose ring) and beaded gold chain either.

Mallika Sherawat

Image: Mallika Sherawat

Discounting her twitter updates, one hasn't seen much of the lissome Sherawat on screen.

Meanwhile, here's a peek of the actress doing complete justice to her intricately embroidered, shocking pink, navel-flaunting lehenga.

Karisma Kapoor

Image: Karisma Kapoor
Lovely Lolo is a picture of opulence as the glowing bride in this rust 'n' gold bridal ensemble accessorised with matching bangles and ornate jewellery.

Preity Zinta

Image: Preity Zinta

Even the chic can do ethnic with elan.

The eternally stylish PZ's snazzy outing as a Muslim bride in this heavy, zardozi number with emeralds and a tiny nose-ring to go is a case in point.

Bipasha Basu

Image: Bipasha Basu
Kaleeras, chudas, maang teeka, nose ring and all the usual bejeweled paraphernalia sit pretty on Bipasha Basu's pink Punjabi bride.