Celebrities Who Made Banarasi Sarees An ‘Undying Craze’ in Bollywood
- by Sumana Bhattacharya
You may have seen a number of celebrities wearing sarees in films. You might have seen them shake their legs in saree, like Priyanka Chopra from Dostana or Mumtaz from Brahmachari. You might have seen them performing high-note acts like Devdas of Dilip Saab or Aandhi of Suchitra Sen. The actresses might have portrayed a beautiful chiffon, synthetic, cotton and even printed sarees is the utmost fashion.
However, there are some films where we have seen the glory and pomp of wearing the Banarasi Sarees. Not just to make a statement through the beautiful actresses but also to tell that Banarasi is a never dying saree collection that is hard to fade, even today.
No we have not taken up this to show how Indian cinema has glorified banarasi sarees, but also to tell that in the world of crop tops and tube tops, saree yet has its own place.
Meena Kumari in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gulam
Oh just like the charismatic performance of Meena Kumari in Bimal Mitra’s Saheb, Biwi Aur Gulam, the dresses and couture used in the movie had a great impact on the then audience. Banarasi Sarees that Meena Kumari wore in the movie were just an exceptional and authentic ones and it has not went any type of fusion at that era of cinema.
Aishwarya Rai in Devdas
Devdas is a movie with a number of enigmatic performances. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has not only executed the movie well, but has directed some of the bigger and commercial starcast in single frame. The sarees Aishwarya wore in her marriage to the sarees which she wore regularly in her rich in-laws home. They made her look like an aura to remember forever and impressed audience with a separate image.
Anushka Shetty in Bahubali
Not only TribebyAmrapali it was also the high profile sarees that Anushka wore in the whole movie was dazzling, burning the soul to the brim. Oh, that refined eye makeup along with gorgeous saree pallus and movement of the warrior princes, whether she danced, fought or walked over the shoulder of Bahubali (Prabhas), everything was so mesmerizing in Bahubali.