The Kanchipuram Silk Sarees and Bollywood

by Shatika, May 3, 2017

Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram sarees are silk sarees made in Kanchipuram of Tamil Nadu.  One of the finest silk sarees available in India, each saree is woven with a lot of care and dedication.  It takes up to 4 months to weave a single kanchipuram sarees.

Made in pure mulberry silk, Kanchipuram silk sarees come in different colours and patterns and showcase very rich and intricate woven work. In South India, Kanjivaram sarees are specially picked as bridal sarees and are considered very auspicious wedding wear. The weavers of Kanchipuram follow certain rituals before weaving bridal sarees, making these sarees even more special.

Smitten by the unmatched grace and allure of Kanjeevaram Sarees, our Bollywood divas have always been enamored by its magic. A preferred drape since yesteryears, Bollywood has seen many a veteran actresses as well as young talent today drape these wonder silk sarees for many an award functions, film premiers or special screenings and grace the occasion. Let’s look at some of the Bollywood divas who have not only worn Kanjivaram sarees and looked graceful in them but inspired many women to embrace this dignified drape:

Even today, Rekha’s golden Kanjivaram saris have not found any competition in Bollywood. Rekha, the Kanjeevaram queen has Bollywood bowing to her Kanjeevaram silk sarees. These silk saris in shades of gold and cream, worn with heavy traditional jewellery have become synonymous with the enigmatic actress. In her sixties, she is still a style icon and deserves all the credit for making kanchipuram saris a popular choice amongst Bollywood celebrities.

Dream girl Hema Malini from the sixties has aged beautifully and still has the charisma which earned her millions of fans in her young age. Her wardrobe which mainly comprises of elegant Kanjeevarams and sophisticated chiffons are the envy of Indian women where each saree is a delight in itself with beautiful detailing and intricate embroidery.

Pretty and graceful actress Sridevi has been spotted in kanjeevaram sarees on multiple occasions. Her choice of kanchipuram sarees are generally in flaming colors that are flanked by rich, embroidered pallus and blouses.

Vidya Balan is known for her elegant looks while wearing sarees. As she carries the six yards elegantly, and loves flaunting them, she herself has confessed that she is an ardent fan of kanchipuram sarees like her role model Rekha.

While timeless beauties like Rekha, Hema Malini and Sridevi have always endorsed Kanchipattus, it isDeepikaPadukonewho made them desirable among younger generation with her ravishing kanchipuram silk sarees collection in Chennai Express.

Tamanna Bhatia looks absolutely gorgeous in sarees, more so in the pretty Kanjivaram sarees as she is usually seen in film premiers and screenings. And while her flawless beauty can pretty much carry any look, she looks best in vibrant kanchi pattus.

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