Saree! A symbol of divinity, tradition and the culture of India. There is nothing more quintessentially Indian than a saree. The image of a woman draped in a saree is instantly relatable as something to do with India. Being said this let’s not forget the stereotypes associated with women, women in sarees and the women who don’t like sarees.
The Hindi cinema (Bollywood) has always managed to portray the saree as a classy outfit that can make any woman a dazzling diva with the element of Indianess. The sarees that have been featured in Bollywood, movies and the glam world surrounding the “star” life have certainly made a fashion statement over recent years. This fashion statement also seemed to have evolved over the years infusion with a western touch commonly referred to as “indo-western” which mainly focuses on a semi-formal, minimalist approach.
Apart from movies, the Female actors also take it a chance to embellish themselves in supple sarees at events or award functions which is flattering. With the massive outreach that the films and celebrities have, it’s almost impossible to avoid the question of influence.
The Bollywood divas have always preferred the handlooms saree for flaunting their looks and meticulous handwork done by workers from all over the country.
Rekha is the queen of Bollywood since her first debuted. Her love for the Kanjeevaram sarees is quite notable, and she wears it to all the public appearances possible and does that in style. The timeless beauty always makes sure that her saree clinch her style in an eye-catching manner and the timeless beauty never fails to impress others in her saree look.
Aishwarya Rai Bachan
Aishwarya Rai, Miss India (1994) is cited in the media as “the most beautiful woman in the world”. The gorgeous Aishwarya makes sure that she flaunts with her saree even at international meets and red carpets events. Her famous song from the movie “Dola re Dola” has also shown her love for the Resham silk saree’s and she has proved that a diva can slay her beauty in their culture and traditional clothes too. This all happened because her love for saree has what made the international audience to go crazy with her ethnic outfits
The Ayodhya Girl have successfully marked her stand in the Bollywood with her Amazing acting styles and Glamorous looks. The Ayodhya Girl has been notching up with the Saaree since she got married to Indian cricket team captain till her promotion for her film “Sui Dhaga”. The diva has also been showcasing a range of beautiful outfits that highlight Indian handlooms and craftworks while promoting her film “Sui Dhaga”. Anushka has given us more reasons to crush on Indian fabrics all over again.
Sonam Kapoor is also known as the “Fashion Icon of the Bollywood”. She is slaying her not only Indian but also all over the world fan with her style statement. Her unique Fashion Sense and sense of style make the people go spellbound. The way she carries herself in sarees is what we all should watch out for. Even though sarees are simple her unique way of draping them have won hearts. The style of draping them is imitated by young ladies who want to look stylish & contemporary with the traditional saree.
Priyanka Chopra the former Miss World (2000) and also known as the Desi girl have never failed in impressing the audience with her traditional look. Apart from her sizzling gowns and bold outfits, the desi girl also makes the onlookers go weak in the knees whenever she turns up in a saree. Pee-Cee have never forgotten the roots of Indian culture which she proved by showing up in many international events and awards in a saree. Her love for sarees has been quite manifest as she at least makes it a chance to flaunt the lovely saree whenever she can.
With the changing style statements in the industry, the pattern who has also changed is what we as an audience deem beautiful, stylish and flamboyant with the intricate details. The Bollywood queens have patched up in a bond to let the saree fashion stand alone for a woman who is her domestic face as well as the Boss in the boardroom. The divas have always flaunted their culture and tradition by wearing a saree and make a statement that they represent India and their great handlooms fabrics.