Is the Bachchan Bahu about to become the new Barbie?

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Posted on March 24th, 2009 in News

Much of the population already think that the junior Bachchan bahu already looks like a doll, with her delicate features and faultless mannerisms. However, the opportunity may have come for her to be immortalised in plastic. This Bachchan Bahu looks all set to be the first Indian celebrity to have a Barbie based on her.

Sources have revealed that there are ongoing talks taking place between the former Miss World and Mattel Toys (India), though it might be a while before anything absolute is decided and given the go ahead. A spokesperson at Mattel Toys India is currently denying plans to bring out an Ash-inspired doll.

It is not the first time that a celebrity inspired Barbie has been launched – singer Diana Ross and actress Liz Taylor are examples to name a few.

The doll who is celebrating her half century this year, has had the likes of Armani, Vera Wang and Versace dressing her over the years. It looks like an Indian designer is about to do the honours too.

On Sunday, the first round of a unique contest was held where judges evaluated designs sent by designers across the country, where the names of contestants included industry hotshots. The judges – fashion photographer Farookh Chothia, image consultant Rita Dhody, former model Kamal Sidhu and show director Lubna Adams – selected designs which will be showcased in a fashion show later this year. “The idea is to create a one-of-a-kind look that will present Barbie as a fashionista who is celebrating her birthday in India. Hence her design will definitely have an Indian touch,” revealed a judge. And what was the criterion for the perfect Barbie outfit? “Something that has a global appeal but with Indian elements in it,” says Lubna Adams. “While judging the designs, we were looking at something appropriate to dress Barbie on her birthday which would complement her image – sexy and feminine.”

Does that sounds like someone we all know in the film industry? What do you say Mrs Bachchan?

Kuch Toh Bolo!

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