SurKshetra is a musical battle, but host Ayesha Takia made it a fashionable affair with her style. And it began at the SurKshetra press meet itself. Here, Ayesha teamed a sheer black turtle neck blouse with a black and green saree. But the twist was the guitar print that ran all through the saree. Daring, we must say!
The first episode of SurKshetra was certainly a big event, and Ayesha dressed for the occasion in a beige ensemble studded with crystals. She teamed it up with a pink dupatta and chandelier earrings, keeping her long hair open.
In the second episode, Ayesha went with black as she wore a glittery black outfit, with diamond accessories. Her red lipstick complemented the black outfit perfectly.
In Episode 3, the contestants were introduced to the jury. And Ayesha dressed to impress in a purple studded outfit and pretty jhumkas. But the best accessory? Her bright smile!
In the 4th episode, Ayesha was seen in pastel shades, wearing a light blue empire line dress and a chunky golden bracelet and ring. She kept her hairstyle simple, to balance the ornate outfit.
Episode 5 was the Josh Special, but Ayesha was a picture of calm in her white beaded outfit. She jazzed up the ensemble with a pearl bracelet and big hair.
In the Love special episode, Ayesha's looks certainly inspired a lot of love. Her black graphic print outfit made her look youthful. And all the young singers who professed their love for her bore testimony to her prettiness that day.
The Dedication Special Episode was certainly a special one, as Ayesha Takia chose to wear a saree for the first time. Her champagne coloured shimmery saree was certainly an eye catcher, and the bright pink lipstick made her smile stand out.
In the Abida Parveen vs. Asha Bhosle episode, Ayesha chose a dark pink anarkali outfit with silver detailing. But the most interesting part was that she tied her lovely hair up in a high updo, choosing to highlight her face with dangling earrings.
In the Qawwali Special episode, Ayesha dressed according to the theme by choosing a white floor-length anarkali with sheer sleeves. The hairstyle and dangling earrings, though, were similiar to the last episode.
For the Retro Special Episode, Ayesha decided to contrast her look with the theme by wearing a black net saree with red and white detailing. The chunky ring, though,was pretty retro style.
Ayesha Takia managed to look like there was a wedding in her family during the Wedding special episode when she wore this pink outfit with a differently styled pallu. The heavy outfit was complemented with chandelier earrings, and Ayesha even wore a nose ring!
For the 12th episode, Ayesha went back to black by wearing a shiny black outfit and huge earrings. But her hairstyle was nothing that she had tried earlier, making her look like a completely different Ayesha.
In the Superhit special episode, Ayesha looked pretty subdued in a beige coloured lehenga with a black border. The bun and long earrings were a fixture this time around too!
In the episode dedicated to Maa, Ayesha wore a subdued but eye-catching blue dress that brightened up the proceedings. The design on the dress as well as her accessories were silver, and we love the tiny bindi on her forehead!
In the Masti Special Episode, Ayesha's outfit reflected a bit of the theme with its red detailing on shiny black fabric. Ayesha left her hair open to one side casually, adding to the 'Masti' effect.
In the sixteenth episode, Ayesha Takia wore an interesting and fresh combination of green and pink in the salwar kameez that she was wearing. Her high pony tail and light make up also helped her get the 'fresh' look.
This episode saw Ayesha revisiting one of her favourite choices, the colour purple. Ayesha dazzled in a purple accented outfit, with the red lipstick and new curls enhancing her look.
The theme of the day was 'Folk Special' and this episode saw one of Ayesha's most beautiful outfits. She wore a yellow anarkali suit with a tribal print, and her simple look made sure that nothing took attention away from the gorgeous dress.
When the episode is Rock themed, how can the outfit be any less than rocking? This blue floor length dress was perfect for the evening, and the side braid gave Ayesha a look of playfulness. We like!
When you have a hit formula, why bother changing it? After wearing a beige coloured saree in the 7th Episode, Ayesha wore a variation of the same for the Himesh vs. Atif episode. This saree was simpler than its earlier version, but it looked just as good.
This look of Ayesha is pretty simple, and why wouldn't it be when the theme is Sufi? A simple black saree with a gold border, and neat bun and minimal jewellery, that's all it took for Ayesha to look good in this episode.
In the 22nd episode, Ayesha decided to play around a little with the champagne saree that looks so good on her. This saree had a heavy dose of red work, and when Ayesha looks like this, we're not complaining.
Is it a saree? Is it a dress? It's a combo! Ayesha kept the mystery alive by wearing this pink and red combination in the 23rd episode. To keep the attention on the outfit, her hair and make-up followed the simple no fuss look.
In the 24th episode, when the final battle for the finalist chair was playing out between India and Pakistan, Ayesha managed to keep things cool with this tea green and white outfit. After a string of sarees, this salwar kameez ensemble was definitely a welcome change.
And here's the black saree again! In the 1st pre-finale, Ayesha wore the trusted outfit, with a few changes in the design and draping of the saree. But of course, we don't mind, seeing that Ayesha is looking the way she is.
We love everything about this outfit that Ayesha wore in the 26th episode. Everything from its colour to its quirky border and dupatta. The accessories and the simple hairstyle, too, do full justice to the bubbly actress. Thumbs up!
With the Grand Finale nearing, it was time to up the glam quotient. Ayesha looked lovely in this interesting beige net saree with generous pink designs during the 27th episode. We must say, Ayesha looks better with every saree!
Ayesha continued her good run with sarees in the 28th episode, in a saree with atleast 3 shades of pink (that we could discern) and a mirror work border. The hairstyle does make Ayesha look a little severe, but the soft pink shades can take care of that, right?
Ayesha Takia mixed and matched all her best looks from Surkshetra in this last Pre-finale episode. Black and pink colours? Check. Dangling earrings? Check. Hair tied up in a bun? Check. Big grin? Check and check. The only addition seems to be Anil Kapoor's presence, which definitely added to show's glamour quotient.