India’s leading women’s english magazine ‘Femina’ launched a brand new issue on India’s 50 most beautiful women. This fabulous issue comes with five different covers featuring Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.
These collector issues were launched by gorgeous Bipasha Basu at a glittering function at Grand Hyatt.
India’s top-50 beauties in Femina’s 5-cover issue
There’s nothing as beautiful as a confident woman. And Deepika Padukone – all of 21 and ready to make her movie debut – was the picture of poise and confidence as she walked into the Capital’s Shangri La Hotel on Friday. All eyes were on the glam girl and ace director Karan Johar, as the good-looking duo unveiled Femina’s special issue on India’s 50 most beautiful women. Available in a set of five, the various covers feature Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone herself.
“Beauty is useless without personality, but please let’s stop using the ‘beauty with brains’ cliche. If a woman in the glam business is beautiful, that’s quite enough. She’s not meant to be a rocket scientist,” said Karan, who had the crowd eating out of his hands when he took to the mike in his chat show host avatar.
Most comfortable in the director’s seat, the dapper filmmaker directed photographers on the right angle to shoot from. Deepika Padukone came face-to-face with herself as she looked at one of the covers that had her own picture. Flashing her deadly dimples, she then handed over the magazine to Karan. “I think beauty is about being comfortable with who you are,” said Deepika. Thrilled to be on one of the covers, she admitted the honour made her “feel beautiful”.
For the first time it was the reader who chose India’s 50 most beautiful women through SMS, web and print poll conducted by Femina. The Femina team also sought views from photographers, fashion designers and opinion makers from a choice of 100 such women.
Commenting on the release of the special issue of Femina, Shashikala Venkatraman, COO Worldwide Media, said: “Femina is all about celebrating women and womanhood. Fashion may come and go but women are in style forever. This issue of Femina is to celebrate Indian beauty – as much as we have celebrated inner strength and beauty in the past, this issue is all about purely and unabashedly saluting beauty in its outer manifestation.”
Among the attendees were Shahnaz Husain, Riddhima Kapoor and Bharat Sahni, Kalyani Chawla, Anupama Verma, Jattinn and Gunjan Kochhar, Ambika Pillai, Manav Gangwani, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Shibani Kashyap, Jas Arora and Boney, Ameeta Seth, Navin Ansal and Raseel Gujral.
Femina 50 Most Beautiful Women 2012
Femina presents the much-awaited India’s 50 Most Beautiful Women list, with its five stunning collector’s edition covers, featuring India’s most unforgettable women.
Celebrating the concept of beauty beyond mere looks, this issue brings out the much-awaited list of India’s 50 most beautiful women, with five stunning collector’s edition covers featuring five beauties who topped the year’s list.
These 50 women have been voted to be part of the Femina list by readers from across India, in polls carried out extensively across media, including the magazine and the Femina.in website.
What is unique about the 50 most beautiful edition is that it’s about celebrating the concept of beauty as one that is more than just one’s looks. Its’ about what you are from within that makes you go beyond the ordinary and achieve the best in life. Our beautiful cover girls tell us how they have the nation eating out of their hands and what it feels like to be at the peak of their career.
Says Tarun Rai, CEO Worldwide media “Celebrating our annual property of Femina’s 50 most beautiful women, with 5 never-before-done covers, the new issue of Femina also engaged its readers with an exclusive poll. We are also building this property into an event.”
Adds Tanya Chaitanya, Editor ” Femina’s 50 most Beautiful women as an issue surprised us again this year with the huge response from readers who enthusiastically responded to our nationwide poll. But it’s not just about good looks, because behind every beautiful face is a story of an achiever, a multi-tasker and a winner!”
Prachi Tiwari, Brand Publisher sums up “Continuing the legacy of our 50 most beautiful women poll, our special issue, actually felicitates a bevy of beauties who have challenged the norms and reached new heights in their chosen fields.”
Femina salutes these 50 beautiful women, who captured your heart & your attention with all that they are.
The Femina India’s most beautiful list
- Deepika Padukone
- Katrina Kaif
- Kareena Kapoor
- Nargis Fakhri
- Mithali Raj (Cricketer)
- Jyothsna Chakravarty (First Indian model to walk for Chanel)
- Sharmila Nicollet (Golfer)
- Poorna Jagannathan (from Delhi Belly)
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
- Priyanka Chopra
- Gauri Karan (designer)
- Angela Jonnson (model)
- Saina Nehwal
- Gia Johnson-Singh (model)
- Sonam Kapoor
- Priyadarshini Raje Scindia (royal)
- Freida Pinto
- Sona Mahapatra (singer)
- Shereen Bhan (TV presenter)
- Anushka Sharma
- Sonakshi Sinha
- Ujjwala Raut (model)
- Jwala Gutta
- Lara Dutta
- Monica Dogra
- Kalyani Saha (Dior)
- Lakshmi Menon (model)
- Vidya Balan
- Shruti Haasan
- Genelia D’Souza
- Preeti Desai
- Kangna Ranaut
- Priyanka Gandhi
- Mamta Mohandas (singer/actor)
- Karisma Kapoor
- Ekta Kapoor
- Dipika Pallikal
- Chitrangada Singh
- Kajal Agarwal (singham)
- Nadia Chauhan (Parle)
- Sara Pilot
- Kalki Koechlin
- Jacqueline Fernandez
- Nida Mahmood (designer)
- Ayesha Depala
- Shraddha Kapoor
- Shreya Ghoshal
- Amrita Puri