Karan Johar recently unveiled the trailer of his upcoming film “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” and Alia Bhatt’s stunning Bengali look in the movie has already sparked conversations across the nation. In this film, which features Ranveer Singh as the male lead, Alia portrays the character of Rani, a Delhi-based Bengali girl. Her portrayal has garnered attention for her beautiful sarees, jhumkas, and bindis, drawing comparisons to Deepika Padukone’s looks in the movie “Piku” released in 2015.
For those who may not be aware, Deepika also played the role of a Bengali girl in Shoojit Sircar’s directorial venture. As soon as the trailer for “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” was released, fans began drawing comparisons between Alia and Deepika’s looks, leading to discussions and taking sides. A thread on Reddit surfaced, fueling the debate as fans of both actresses passionately expressed their preferences.
The debate was initiated on Reddit when the netizen shared the Piku vs Rani image and asked the user who did it better as a Bengali girl:
In no time the thread went viral as many came forward to express their thoughts:
“Dp in piku was something else.she was raw and natural ❤️”“Deepika nailed it with Piku. Never for once did I doubt her Bengaliness. She was so subtle while Alia is OTT as usual. Styling, dialogues everything OTT. Alia on the other hand nailed it with Sakina. The yelling worked well there.”
“As a bengali I can confirm Deepika was looking every bit of Bengali in piku. Her styling looked very organic and many Bengali working women actually dressed like that Even before the movie released. Especially Palazzos with kurti. But sorry Alia is not looking Bengali. Her facial features are not at all Bengali. Infact we don’t give Vidya Balan enough credit but she looked very Bengali in parineeta. Especially the opening scene.”
“Alia can never outcharm DP. This is an unfair comparison” Alia looked like she was playing her Gully Boy character, especially in the starting yelling part. Also dunno why but Alia’s fake nose ring started to irk me after a bit in the trailer.”“Alia is playing Gully Boy character in Gangubai attire…DP was so natural and graceful in Piku, she carried like she was always Piku.”
“Deepika was a total smokeshow in Piku. Period.” “Deepika as piku was such an appropriate description of a modern Bengali girl, at least for my preference alia on the other hand sounds caricature like Anushka in th jhulan biography promo.”
“Like how you shouldn’t compare Ranveer with SRK similarly idt you should compare Alia with Deepika. Piku is one of those stories and character which will go down in History . And thats a difficult thing to match up to.”
“Dp looked effortlessly Bengali…and alia is not even looking like half Bengali after this much effort. Alia wasn’t any convincing in 2 states as a South Indian/tamilian nor is she convincing as a Bengali here.”
“Deepika hands down….Based on her body language, Seems like Alia still hasn’t come out of her gangu character..” “I have said it before, I will say it again. DP >>>>>>>> Punk Babe ALWAYS. There’s no comparison actually.”
“DP as Piku handsdown!! She looked the part of a Bengali woman who’s grown up in Delhi especially with her striking eyes. Alia doesn’t have that feature which I have noticed in a lot of Bengali women”
“This may sound like a stereotype but a lot of Bengali women have such beautiful eyes. It’s like they can look deep inside your heart(yeah they’re so damn mesmerizing). Deepika nailed those looks, sadly Alia didn’t.”“If it wasn’t evident for her family’s accent, I would’ve never understood she’s playing a Bengali in movie! 😭 Me being a Punjabi, can say better Khela Hobe than Alia! 😭😭”
With these responses, it is clear that netizens feel Deepika as Piku has no comparison with Alia’s Rani. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.