Sonali Bendre Behl to conduct an exhibition to showcase Paithani saris

  • Rukmini Chopra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2016 17:33 IST
Sonali Bendre Behl will be conducting a special exhibition to promote and showcase traditional Paithani weaves. (Yogen Shah)

For the past few months, Sonali Bendre Behl was in the news for launching a book on parenting. Now, the actor will hold an exhibition to promote Maharashtra’s Paithani saris.

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A source says, “The art of weaving is dying, but Sonali is fond of the traditional Paithani weave. She wants to conduct an exhibition, giving weavers from remote corners of the state a chance to talk, showcase and sell their works. She is speaking to organisers and sponsors to come on board, and hopes to pull off a show that will revive this dying art form. The exhibition will be held in Mumbai in the next two months. The venue is yet to be decided.”

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Sonali remained unavailable for a comment, but her spokesperson confirmed the news, saying, “Sonali believes in going that extra mile to do something for the weavers. She wants to promote talent and support their cause.”

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