Forget the skin-fitting leather bodysuit she wears as Black Widow in The Avengers — Scarlett Johansson thinks the sari will make her look far more sexy. The first thing the 27-year-old Hollywood star will do when she lands in India in the first week of May is to go sari shopping in Chennai. Johansson plans to wear silk saris throughout her Asia tour to promote the film.
“Scarlett will be in India in the first week of May for the Asia promotions of The Avengers. She will stop at Chennai with her designer, as she wants to pick up a few silk saris to wear to the film’s premiere ... she thinks a sari would make her look sensuous and make her assets appear more curvy,” says a source close to the actor.
With this, the American singer-actor-model will join the ranks of others such as chat-show queen Oprah Winfrey, hotel heiress Paris Hilton, Hollywood actor Elizabeth Hurley and supermodel Naomi Campbell, who also donned the sari, most during their recent India visits.
The Indian fashion fraternity is all cheers, and says the sari has indeed come of age on the international scene. “It’s great to see Hollywood celebs choosing an Indian sari over a John Galliano or Marc Jacobs outfit at red carpet events. I think it’s the creative process, the way you drape a sari, how you carry the pallu, the style of blouse which is all so fascinating. The sari is a great replacement for the LBD. When in doubt, wear a sari. You can’t go wrong,” says designer Rina Dhaka.
Designer Ritu Kumar thinks she should go for red. “I think a red sari with beautiful bootie work and a golden yellow border would look great on her. We have lovely textiles in India and international celebs are fascinated by the fabric, embroidery and bright colours.” Designer Falguni Peacock, however, has another suggestion: “Scarlett should wear a sari in beige with lots of embellishments in red. Her red pout would make the overall look so hot.” with inputs from robin bansal
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