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The story behind Anushka's bridal sari

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
December 22, 2017 09:36 IST
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This is why designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee chose a red Benarasi sari for Anushka Sharma for the wedding reception. 

Anushka and Virat

Anushka Sharma makes a gorgeous bride in red. She completed the look with sindoor, a bindi and mogras on her hair. 
Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI

For her wedding reception, Anushka Sharma picked a red Benarasi sari. 

While people will think it is the obvious choice for a bride to pick a red sari, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee explains the real reason. 

'I don't think Indian brides feel complete without wearing the colour red in one of their functions,' revealed the designer on his Instagram page. 

'Anushka decided to wear red on her reception,' he added.

'And much to my absolute delight, it would be a red Benarasi sari -- from the by-lanes of Peeli Kothi in Benaras.

'I was particularly excited about this look because I have seen an entire generation of Bengali women getting married in red Benarasi saris.

'The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent and powerful. She chose to wear heritage uncut diamond choker and jhumkas from the Sabyasachi Bridal Jewelry collection.

'Bollywood can play a major role in spreading awareness about Indian textiles and handlooms. And I must say the occasion couldn't be better.

'I know copies of this sari will flood the entire country in the next few months to come, which also means that a million weaver's children will be back at school.

As for Virat's look, this is what the designer had to say, 'Virat chose to complement his new bride in a very subtle and elegant manner.

'He wore a black textured silk signature bandhgala with the house buttons in 18k gold and a white silk kurta with hand-woven brocade churidaar.

'He teamed it with mojris from the Sabyasachi accessories line and a hand-embroidered antique Pashmina shawl from our 'Kashmir Revival' project.'

Anushka Sharma

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