Vidya Balan is a hit at the India Day Parade in NY!

The Dirty Picture actor led the largest Indian Independence Day celebrations in the US with over two lakh people saluting the tricolour in various ways. Unlike at Cannes 2013, VB impressed us at this event

Vidya Balan’s Cannes film festival 2013 fashion disaster was quite fresh in our minds, so we had our fingers crossed for her appearance at the India Day Parade in New York a couple of days ago. However, we were in for a pleasant surprise with Vidya’s choice of clothes and accessories. The pretty lady grabbed eyeballs in an Asmita Marwa kalamkari lehenga.

The Kahaani actor carried off the peacock green block-printed lehenga teamed with a bronze dupatta and mustard yellow choli with great poise and pomp. We especially loved the sexy plunging back of her choli – that is a VB favourite, we know. The heavy border of the lehenga and the gold edge of the dupatta added that dress-up factor to her outfit. Simply beautiful, we must say!

Vidya’s choice of accessories was spot on: minimal. She wore heavy gold earrings and a gold kada. She looked radiant, despite opting for the natural look with very little colour. Her elegantly styled hair sent her score soaring high and we bet the fashion police will forgive her for all the fashion faux pas of the past…

We’re glad that Vidya ditched her Sabyasachi Mukherjee creations this time. It was certainly a welcome change. Don’t you agree?