Dia Mirza as Pakeezah's Meena Kumari

2012 May 23 - by Preeti
Bollywood beauty Dia Mirza worked with Harper's Bazaar magazine to create a photo remake of Meena Kumari's film, Pakeezah.

Meena Kumari, a 60s Bollywood beauty, died two months after the film debuted in India in 1972. The Tragedy Queen turned the movie into a cult classic about a prostitute with a golden heart.

I think Dia did justice to Meena's character.

Photographs by Tarun Vishwa / Harper's Bazaar

Ethereal elegance - Bringing back the Mogul beauty

Anarkali and churidar, Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali. Dupatta, Anand Kabra. Haath phool, Jewels Emporium. Earrings, necklace, and maang tikka, Umrao Jewels.


White magic - Reminds me of Chanel

Lehenga, Tarun Tahiliani. Blouse, Rakhee Grover. Dupatta, Saffron by Nidhi Tholia. Jhoomar, Amrapali. Necklace (used as maang tikka), choker, and earrings, Jewels Emporium.


Moments of leisure - Love the fabulous peacock colors

Kurta, Tarun Tahiliani. Dupatta, Payal Pratap Singh.


Dreaming of love

Kurta, dupattas, and cape (used as throw), Varun Bahl. Maang tikka and earrings, Umrao Jewels. Jhoomar, Amrapali. Necklace and bangle, Jewels Emporium.


Amazing grace - I am normally not one to go for over the top when it comes to jewelry, but this set is stunning.

Dupatta, Pratima Gaurav. Necklaces (used on head), and earrings, Jewels Emporium. Necklace, Umrao Jewels.


Graceful girl - I love the small, hidden note between her toes.

Anarkali, churidar, and chunni, Payal Pratap Singh. Maang tikka and payals, Amrapali.


Veiled beauty - Beautiful inspiration for a bridal pose.

Kurta, Rohit Bal. Chunni and churidar, Dabiri. Maang tikka and necklace, Jewels Emporium. Bangles, Umrao Jewels.


Veiled beauty - There's too much going on in the photo but the large, flamenco-styled skirt is to die for.

Anarkali, Saffron by Nidhi Tholia. Dupatta (inside) Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali, dupatta (outside) RAJ by Rakhee Grover Jain. Maang tikka and haath phool, Amrapali. Necklace and earrings, Umrao Jewels.


Days of light

Anarkali, Pankaj & Nidhi. Dupatta, RAJ by Rakhee Grover Jain. Churidar, Payal Pratap Singh. Maang tikka, and earrings, Umrao Jewels.


Free spirit

Anarkali, Sabyasachi. Earrings, Jewels Emporium. Leather notebook, Portside Cafe.