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PIX: Bollywood's Gals Wear the Sari, with a Difference!

Last updated on: May 30, 2012 19:42 IST

PIX: Bollywood's Gals Wear the Sari, with a Difference!

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After wearing a string of designer gowns to Cannes year after year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose the traditional Indian attire for her first appearance at the 65th edition of the film festival.

The Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla sari -- with a heavily embroidered blouse -- was drapped in a unique style, with a front pallu.

In fact, actresses have deviated from the regular sari, and worn it in many different styles over the years. We look at some of them.


Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Reuters/Yves Herman

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Bipasha Basu

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Bipasha Basu's opulent Rocky S sari uses floral extensions to up its glamour quotient.


Image: Bipasha Basu
Photographs: Reuters/Punit Paranjpe

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Shilpa Shetty

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Shilpa Shetty wore a magnificent Tarun Tahiliani gold sari-gown for her wedding reception back in 2009.

The bridal outfit was designed to flaunt the actress' enviable body.


Image: Shilpa Shetty
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Kareena Kapoor

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Kareena Kapoor pours her curves in a delish red sari in Ra.One.

Instead of the traditional way of having the pallu over a shoulder, she ties it around the waist.


Image: Kareena Kapoor in Ra.One


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Katrina Kaif

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With Chikni Chameli, Katrina Kaif brings renewed glory to the attire of Koli fisherwomen with her checkered blouse and a red sari tied in the dhoti form.


Image: Katrina Kaif


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Vidya Balan

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Vidya Balan dons the nauvari sari for her item number Mala zau de in Sharman Joshi-starrer Ferrari Ki Sawari.


Image: Vidya Balan


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Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra went skimpy with the sari for her first red carpet appearance at the Toronto Film Festival.

She wore a tied blouse with a lehenga-like sari to go with it.


Image: Priyanka Chopra
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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Ameesha Patel

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Or, you could wear your sari the Ameesha Patel way.

The actress practically invented and popularised this topic-of-much-controversy style of wearing even the simplest and demure saris.


Image: Ameesha Patel
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone sashayed down the Cannes red carpet for her first appearance in an ivory-coloured Rohit Bal sari worn the traditional way.

The neat pallu pleats and the tie-up blouse were the highlights of the look.


Image: Deepika Padukone
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters

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Kajol

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Kajol wore the Bengali sari as she attended the Durga Pooja at a Mumbai venue last October with younger sibling Tannisha.


Image: Kajol
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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