Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie at Oscar awards 2012 (L), Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 (R). Image: Reuters, SIIMA
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie at Oscar awards 2012 (L), Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 (R). Image: Reuters, SIIMA

Hollywood's superstar Angelina Joile turned out to be a huge sensation at the Oscar awards this year, when the brunette beauty arrived in a floor-length Versace dress with a thigh high slit that accentuated her right leg in an awkward pose. 

The 37-year old actress has set this bizarre trend for high-thigh slit, and since then several actresses and models worldwide have tried their hand on imitating the now-famous pose, obviously with some minor modifications.

The trend has also drawn fascination from the Indian sub-continent, with Southern beauty Shruti Hasan, who on being completely bowled over Jolie's sexy high-thigh slit, chose to don exactly the same outfit for the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) held in Dubai recently.

Shruti slipped her hour-glass Indian figure into a beautiful floor-length dress by India-based designer duo Gauri and Nainika. The gown was unerringly a copy of Jolie's lush velvet Atelier Versace gown, and had awkwardly exposed Shruti's left leg through the slit of her black dress.

Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 in Dubai. Image: Twitter
Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 in Dubai. Image: Twitter

In order to accessorise her glamorous gown, Shruti went in for black peep toe shoes by Dior and a clutch, which was quite similar to the ones Angie wore and carried at the event.  

Though Shruti tried to emulate almost everything from the Hollywood starlet, including the trademark red lip color and matte make-up, she failed to create that oomph and style that Jolie achieved with just her "famous right leg."

The 26-year-old actress modeled for photographers at the event, purposefully jutting out her left leg. However, the actress looked rather uncomfortable and conscious in the clich├ęd look.

Earlier at Cannes, Indian-origin actress Freida Pinto attempted the same pose in her soothing pink gown at the red carpet.

The two-day South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) ceremony was held at Dubai's Park Hyatt hotel and at the Dubai Trade Centre, with most A-listers of all four South Indian film industries gracing the occasion.

Asin, Sridevi, Shruti Hasan, Shriya Saran, Dhanush, Aishwarya, Sameera Reddy, Rana Ragubbati plus several others were amongst those from the film industry who attended the biggest awards ceremonies in the history of South Indian cinema.

Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 in Dubai. Image: SIIMA
Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 in Dubai. Image: SIIMA
Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 in Dubai. Image: SIIMA
Indian actress Shruti Hasan at SIIMA awards 2012 in Dubai. Image: SIIMA