Posted Tue, October 16, 2012 2:16pm IST

The nine-day festival starts today, and we look at how the creative and powerful women of Bollywood show off their elegance and beauty in the first colour of festival – red

Deepika Padukone looks sensuous and stunning in the red gown designed by Gaurav Gupta. The leggy lass looks absolutely gorgeous in the mermaid-cut outfit. Red definitely works wonders for Ms Padukone.

Even with all the extra kilos on her hip, Vidya Balan makes red look powerful and full of life. After all red is Ms Balan’s favourite colour! This Navratri, we hope the talented actor finds yet another reason to celebrate success.

The creative mind behind the wonderful project English Vinglish, Gauri Shinde opts for a vivacious and rather funky outfit. The Payal Khandwala dress really makes Gauri look in her element, no?

Keeping it simple, Konkona Sen Sharma goes for a traditional avatar. This festive season, the newly turned mom is keeping a low profile, but even then she wouldn’t go unnoticed.