Is it just me or someone else out here too could see a stark resemblance in the two of the most trending and sizzling beach shoots from the subcontinent by far this year?

Vogue India’s recent one – models being the not-so-new kids on the Bolly block – Alia Bhatt & Sidharth Malhotra


Pepe Jeans Pakistan’s SS16 (Spring – Summer 2016) campaign starring ?Ayesha Omar &? Sikander Rizvi, vigorously hash-tagged across the social media as ?#?GetItOn!

Been a long long time since I last felt the undercurrents as evokably, as etched out in the above two shoots!

Yes I am biased when I say Pepe Jeans’ was all the more hotter. I am a hopeless Sikander Rizvi as well as an Ayesha Omar fanatic for almost a decade now. The founder of Cherry Cross – Shaheen Nouman, being a close friend for years is witness to that (not so) notorious folder I maintained on my work system, collecting Mr. Rizvi’s pictures day long :p back in 2009. Hmm, while at work. Jeez!

Keeping aside the bias, unlike the neighboring counterparts, our duo is not sporting “beachwear”, are fully dressed and yet…. just just JUST look at their insanely luscious chemistry, and their magnetic appeal AND that “come hither look” straight in the camera lens, melting us mortal beings by the second!!! If you’re wanting to shop some of the beach styles Ayesha is wearing, look for different types of resort wear for women for a laid back, unrevealing beachwear haul!

So, yea coming back to the similarities…

  • Same flowy, wavy hair… check
  • Sun kissed, next best to ‘natural’ makeover—check
  • Same dazzling chemistry—check
  • Petite ladies (not the usually tall lot)—check
  • People who’re real life close friends—check
  • Hunk overload—check twice!
  • Steamy to the hilt and yet far FAR from “scandalous”—-CHECK
  • Sandy beach—check ChecK CHECK !


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