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Bollywood goes the sari way

india Updated: Jan 02, 2010 20:15 IST
Jaydeep Ghosh

Thanks to Bollywood divas’ newfound love for the six-yard wonder, the


is on its way to resurgence. The recent past has seen gorgeous film stars turn out in designer chiffon saris, traditional Kanjivarams and Jaamdanis at Shilpa Shetty’s wedding reception.

The sari has undoubtedly been the most beautiful attire for women for generations now. It has lured even the big-ticket designers of the West such as Christian Dior and the present-day geniuses such as John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier.

A six-yard of fabric, which when draped, turns out to be the most sensual of attires, was an enigma for the Westerners but back home, the sari was slowly fading away.

If there was a significant presence of it, it was in southern and eastern India. North and the west got lost in the


, frocks and pantsuits.

One may argue that a woman wearing a sari at a wedding reception is a common thing (though it wasn’t a year ago), but when we saw the Bollywood hotties all dolled up in saris at the police show, the PETA Awards and in the Couture Week, it became quite obvious that the sari had suddenly started to appeal to the glamour brigade of the tinselville.

This sure will have a trickledown effect and we hope to see many more fashionstas draped in saris. It will indeed be a treat to the eyes to see gorgeous women in gorgeous saris. Are the designers listening?