Every Bollywood lover has grown up watching heroines dance in the freezing cold wearing only a chiffon saree, with the arms of their hero keeping them warm. *sigh* Isn’t that a dream we all wish would come true? Decades later, Bollywood and chiffon sarees still go hand-in-hand. We love ourselves some six yards of flowing drapes that look even sexier than a bikini.
Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic saree moments in Bollywood over the years:
Alia Bhatt in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani
Let’s start with what’s hot at the moment! Ever since the teaser of Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani dropped, the internet cannot stop gushing over Alia Bhatt, a.k.a. Rani’s look. The actress has donned some of the most exquisite sarees in the film. From sheer cocktail sarees to solid-coloured chiffon sarees, this Rani has us awestruck!
Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na
Sushmita Sen must be held accountable for the nation’s unrealistic college professor fantasies! One of Sushmita’s most memorable roles has to be that of Miss Chandni, the chemistry teacher in Main Hoon Na who had the best chemistry with her sarees. With a penchant for flowy chiffon sarees and tiny blouses, Sush made draping look sexy.
Sonam Kapoor in I Hate Luv Stories
Sonam Kapoor‘s saree moments in the song Sadka Hua from I Hate Luv Stories are unrivalled! The actress exemplified the term “modish sarees” in a cotton blue one and a red hot chiffon one. We’re convinced that it was Sonam who started the trend of draping traditional sarees over sexy bralettes!
Priyanka Chopra in Dostana
When we talk about iconic saree moments, it would be a crime not to mention Priyanka Chopra in Desi Girl! PeeCee, known for shattering stereotypes, transported the classic Indian saree within the cushy confines of one of Miami’s most hep spots. In a place filled with bikinis and LBDs, the actress stood out with a silver saree with a bikini blouse designed by the iconic Manish Malhotra. This is a look that will live on in history!
Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Nobody does a nerd to glamm queen transformation quite like Dharma. Deepika Padukone, a.k.a. Naina from YJHD, revolutionized cocktail night with a low-draped georgette saree and a sequined handkerchief blouse that captivated the fashion world! Deepika’s Badtameez Dil appearance is solely responsible for numerous prom and farewell outfit ideas. Agree?
Sridevi in Mr India
Sridevi showed us how to be sultry in a saree before it was even cool. Her laying in a haystack dressed in a blue chiffon saree, singing Kaate Nahi Kat Te, is still a moment that cannot be recreated! The sensual minimalism of the monochrome saree inspired a cult following.
Raveena Tandon in Mohra
There isn’t a 90s kid alive who hasn’t attempted to imitate Raveena Tandon’s Tip Tip Barsa Paani dance moves. Or wear a yellow chiffon saree as she does. It is one of the most sensual songs in Bollywood history. Raveena Tandon became one of the sexiest actresses in B-town after she teamed her plain yellow saree with a sexy ruffled blouse. Truly one of the most iconic moments!
Which Bollywood saree moment do you consider the most iconic?
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