Sui Dhaga These three looks prove that Anushka Sharma should be the flag-bearer of sarees – Anushka Sharma’s sarees have always been the talk-of-the-town. Who can forget the time when she painted the town red with her gorgeous Banarasi saree at her wedding reception party. While we were still getting over her look for her special night, Anushka commanded our attention yet again with a new collection of sarees. The actress, who will be seen in Sui Dhaga – Made In India, has been weaving a breathtaking saree story on several occasions over the past few days.
She caught everyone’s attention when she draped a green Banarasi Chanderi silk saree for the Priyadarshni Academy’s 34th Anniversary Global Awards. Instead of experimenting, Anushka chose to match her blouse with the saree and wore statement jewellery, making a classy statement at the do. She looked elegant and regal while she went on stage to receive the Smita Patil Memorial Award that day.
If that wasn’t enough to get us talking, Anushka gave the fashion police a run for their money with her glamourous nude saree. The Pari actress stepped out wearing a Sabyasachi georgette sari, with bold tilla borders to witness Virat Kohli received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind. She slipped into a hazar-buti blouse to go with the sophisticated saree. She chose to wear polki earrings set to complete her look and went complete traditional by tying her hair up and sporting a nude lip colour.
Her third saree look was unlike the previous two outfits. While she juggled the two chic-yet-traditional ensembles for two iconic moments of her life, Anushka decided to get back to the basics with a sophisticated white Maku Textiles saree, which she wore with a blue-and-white chequered short-sleeved blouse at one of the Sui Dhaga promotion events.
It seems like Anushka is taking a keen interest in her look lately as she tries to add a hint of Mamta from Sui Dhaga to her real life. Speaking to India Today, the actress revealed that the Indian attire has changed her body language and helped her portray the role better. “Mamta is someone who wears saree every single day, that is what she wears. I had to be so comfortable doing jhadu in a saree, cooking in a saree, climbing up and down the stairs in a saree and looking really easy while doing it. I had to be at ease,” she relayed.
“No matter what I would be doing, the pallu would stay on my head because I had to be used to it. Normally I don’t laugh like how I’m in Sui Dhaaga but because of the pallu, it used to automatically go on the face. Towards the end I got so used to it that I constantly kept putting pallu on my head, and my body language changed because of the pallu; it helped me so much to play this character,” she added.
Anushka loves sarees so much now that she bought about 35 sarees when she was filming in Chanderi. The actress, who was in the town to film Sui Dhaga, met the weavers there and spent time picking out some attractive sarees from Chanderi.
BL Verdict: Anushka pulls of a saree like no other Bollywood actress today and we’d like to see her drape the traditional outfit more often.