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Vidya Balan's sari fetches princely sum

With plunging necklines and strappy blouses, Vidya Balan's dresses have certainly been creating a buzz. In fact, the sari that Vidya Balan wore on reality show Bigg Boss 5 has found a buyer, who's willing to shell out a whopping price for it.

bollywood Updated: Dec 15, 2011 17:45 IST
Collin Rodrigues
Collin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times
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Vidya Balan, who had been promoting her movie, The Dirty Picture, until recently, also made an appearance on reality show Bigg Boss last month.

Wearing a red sari, the actor had showed up along with her co-stars, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor. Though The Dirty Picture released on December 2, the buzz around the film’s lead, played by Balan, refuses to die.

Now, the sari worn by Vidya on the reality show has found a buyer, who’s willing to shell out Rs 90,000 for it. Mreenal Deshraj, who wants to purchase the sari, is also an actor working on the small screen.

Says Mreenal, “After watching the episode of Vidya Balan on Bigg Boss, I decided that I would buy the sari that she was wearing, no matter what. In fact, I liked the sari so much, that I have been wearing red for about 15 days on my TV show.” Mreenal is one of the lead protagonists on the show, Chhoti Si Zindagi.

She adds, “I have already paid Rs 40, 000 for the sari to the designer, but it will cost me about Rs 90,000. I will pay the remaining amount once the sari is delivered to me.” The outfit, designed by Riyaz Gangji, is one of the rare occasions that Vidya, a die-hard Sabyasachi fan, has worn something outside of the Kolkata designer’s stable.

Vidya Balan

Says Riyaz, “Balaji Films wanted me to design saris for Vidya (Balan) that she was supposed to wear during her film’s promotions. I have designed three saris for her so far. She has already worn one of them on Bigg Boss, and she’s yet to wear the other,” adding, “With red as the main colour, I have used gota work on the border, and small peacock motifs in blue and green for the sari.”

First Published: Dec 15, 2011 10:45 IST