Saris and Bollywood an age old connection has inspired Indian fashion designers to create irresistible designs. Sometimes a particular Sari design become famous after a blockbuster movie. Furthermore, a song can start new trend of sari style for the festive season. Bollywood divas from Waheeda Rehman to Deepika Padukone have gracefully carried sari with oomph and made everyone to follow them. Thus, saris have an inseparable connection with the Indian film Industry.
In 1960 Bollywood actress Mumtaz donned orange and gold border sari in the song ‘Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche’ of Brahmachari movie. She showed off her moves in that stunning sexy sari with different style of draping without pleats. Consequently, it made an iconic look that has been copied many times and lapped up by the nation. Madhuri Dixit, an Indian actress who is well known in America, ruled Bollywood in late 80’s and 90’s. She rocked the screen with heavily adorned purple sari in the most popular movie Hum Aapke Hai Kaun. Her stunning look in the song ‘ Didi Tera Dewar Diwana’ made her a sensation and saree sold like hot cakes.
Who can forget Sridevi in blue saree dancing with Anil Kapoor in Mr.India? Kajol inspired modern Indian woman in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai by tucking sari at her waist and playing basketball. She carried red color saree with attitude in the song ‘Tum Paas Aye’ which became very popular. Kajol also made trendy designer chiffon saris very popular thru her movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Hence, a Sari scenes often become memorable parts of movie for people to cherish and talked about it all the time.
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Deepika took the nation by storm with the black-pink and electric blue saree with copper-gold border in the movie ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’. She danced off with oomph and, thus, saree became fashion statements overnight. She inspired the graceful half and half saree with her South Indian village belle look in 2013 Bollywood blockbuster Chennai Express. Therefore, sarees will continue to be a fashion statement for Indian women because of Bollywood and its fashion.