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Fashion (2008)

A small-town girl finally realizes her dream of becoming a famous supermodel but soon finds out that there's a price for her glamorous new life.

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Madhur Bhandarkar

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Ajay Monga (story and screenplay), Ajeet Ghorpade (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priyanka Chopra ... Meghna Mathur
Kangana Ranaut ... Shonali Gujral
Mugdha Godse ... Janet Sequeira
Arbaaz Khan ... Abhijeet Sarin
Arjan Bajwa ... Manav Bhasin
Raj Babbar ... Mathur
Kiran Juneja ... Mrs. Mathur
Samir Soni ... Rahul Aurora (as Sameer Soni)
Kitu Gidwani ... Anisha Roy
Suchitra Pillai ... Avantika A. Sarin (as Suchitra Pillai-Malik)
Harsh Chhaya ... Vinay Khosla
Ashwin Mushran ... Rohit Khanna
Pradeep Kharab ... Mohsin Merchant (as Pradeep Kharb)
Rinku Patel Rinku Patel ... Leena Mehta
Chitrashi Rawat ... Shomu
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Storyline

Set against the glittering backdrop of the glamorous but ruthless world of haute couture fashion, this is the story of a small town girl with big dreams. Meghna always knew she was meant to be famous, but she was about to find out the hard way that success came at a price. Fashion is the tale of what happens when the price of success becomes too much to pay Written by Anonymous

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 October 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

В плену у моды See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,812, 2 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$191,442, 16 November 2008
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Runtime:

(British Columbia)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Siddharth Malhotra was offered Arbaaz Khan's role but could not accept it as he was under contract with a modeling agency. See more »

Goofs

In the very first fashion show, during the last sequence model Jesse Randhawa's outfit miraculously changes from a strapless dress to a pants and top that she wore at the beginning, and back to the dress again. See more »

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Spun-off from Gloss (2007) See more »

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Classic Bhandarkar Fare
31 October 2008 | by tareque-laskarSee all my reviews

Ramp walks, arrogant supermodels, conniving modeling agency heads, wardrobe malfunctions, and delusional ex models on the street - expectedly it's all there in Madhur Bhandarkar's take on the fashion industry, 'Fashion'. It is a hard hitting look alright, but being a first of its kind perspective as far as Bollywood is concerned, it does get away with a few inconsistencies. In trying to bridge the chasm between perception and reality about the glam world of modeling through the story of the rise and fall of aspiring model Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) the film does stand out thanks to its well crafted fashion show sequences, intense performances and a nice dose of self deprecating gags (Bhandarkar even plays himself in a cameo!). But where it lacks is that after not taking itself too seriously early on, the second half is a little too intense a tad too long. Priyanka Chopra deserves special mention for easing into the metamorphic role from aspirant to the supermodel who then goes on to lose her modeling mojo. The other two models, Shonali (Kangana Ranaut is pretty tolerable in a slightly uni-dimensional role) and Janet (Mugdha Godse seems comfortable) hold their own as well. Even the support roles (Ashwin Mushran as the very gay Rohit Khanna looks suspiciously familiar to Stanley Tucci's character from 'The Devil Wears Prada' while Kitu Gidwani puts in a quietly confident role as Anisha Roy) are well executed though they are a bit on the caricaturish side. Bhandarkar packs every news-bite possible about the fashion industry into the script which tends to lose focus in the latter half. But as is his wont he does manage to touch a few chords and at least agitate the viewer's mind. In short, as far as the invite to this 'Fashion' show goes, come for Madhur Bhandarkar and stay for Priyanka Chopra!


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