Iconic Sarees in Bollywood

Stunning drapes from Bollywood songs that became a statement-making piece

I look up to movies for fashion suggestions. Bollywood movies are known for their fashion game. The outfits of the characters often end up becoming a statement-making piece. We even end up copying the styles of these characters and adding them to our wardrobes. Of the many iconic outfits in Bollywood, here is a look at some of the stunning drapes from Bollywood songs that became fashion inspiration for different generations.

1.Sridevi’s chiffon saree in ‘Kante Nahi’ from Mr.India

Sridevi in Mr.India

I have always been stunned by the late Sridevi’s fashion game from the 80s and 90s. What a fashionable woman she was. She could fit into any style and would steal our hearts. One such outfit of Sridevi that really changed Bollywood’s fashion game was the sultry blue chiffon saree she wore in the song Kante Nahi from the cult classic film Mr.India. She looked breathless.

Ever fantasized about recreating Sridevi’s iconic look? I have gathered here for you some options where you can find this saree and maybe recreate the look for yourself. The blouse in the link below may not be the exact match in the song but the saree is surprisingly similar. Thank me later.

2. Alia Bhatt’s saree in ‘Dholida’ from Gangubai

Alia Bhatt Gangubai

The year 2022 has been the year of Alia Bhatt. One of her best hits of the year was Gangubai Kathiawadi where she plays the real-life female mafia don by the same name. The Madam of Kamathipura had a fantastic sense of fashion it seems. The several shades of white that Alia adorns in the film really sets the identity not just for the character, but for the whole film itself.

Maybe add this outfit to your wishlist and wear it for the Navaratri celebration, or even any Bollywood-themed event! The link below has the exact-looking outfit from the song.

3. Madhuri Dixit in ‘Didi Tera Devar Deewana’ from Huma Apke Hain Kaun

Madhuri Dixit

The purple saree worn by Madhuri in Didi Tera Devar Deewana from Hum Apke Hain Kaun is never getting old. Rich with heavy golden embroidery and paired with a backless blouse, Madhuri set a cult status for her outfit. I tried searching for the look, but couldn’t find the best one.

4. Priyanka Chopra’s saree in Desi Girl from Dostana

Priyanka Chopra

The hit Bollywood number Desi Girl from the film Dostana had Miss World Priyanka Chopra in one of her best outfits in Bollywood. The silky silver saree with the sultry-fit blouse she wears in the song is a statement piece.

The below link contains only the saree as I could not find any similar blouse piece.

5. Deepika Padukone’s Saree in Badtameez Dil from YJHD

Deepika Padukone

Deepika’s fashion game is mesmerizing. She owns her look in every film. One of her most iconic drapes was in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The sexy blue saree with black biking blouse that she wears in the song Badtameez Dil is to die for. The love received for her outfit can also be counted as a reason for the song’s popularity.

I found the exact-looking saree and blouse in the links below.

6. Sushmita Sen’s saree in Main Hoon Na

Let’s just say that Sushmita’s sarees were a character in themselves in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Main Hoon Na. It is hard to pick one from the list of stunning sarees she wore throughout the film. How could background music not play when she is there, drop-dead beautiful in her sarees!

7. Katrina’s black saree in Teri Ore from Singh is Kinng

Katrina Kaif

Though from London, Katrina Kaif knows how to kill it in an Indian drape. Remember her in Teri Ore, from the film Singh is Kinng? The gorgeous black saree with sequins sparkled like anything in that desert backdrop.

The link below contains a similar saree but doesn’t have the pink outline like in the song.

Image Courtesy: YouTube

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