From Alia Bhatt and Preity G Zinta to Deepika Padukone: 8 Indian divas who stunned in sarees at international events

Sarees are ageless. They represent grace, sophistication, and heritage. Naturally, this attire holds a notable spot in the hearts of numerous Indian celebrities. Luxurious gowns and airy dresses are charming, but sarees are purely enchanting. Just recently, Alia Bhatt demonstrated this in a custom-made saree at the 2024 Met Gala while Preity G Zinta dazzled in a pastel pink ensemble on the Cannes 2024 red carpet. However, they’re not the only celebrities who glowed in sarees on the international stage. So today, let’s revisit moments when Indian divas left us wanting more as they draped themselves in mesmerizing sarees at global events:

Indian divas who dazzled in sarees at global events

Priyanka Chopra Jonas In 2019, international star Priyanka Chopra Jonas was recognized for her two-decade-long career in acting at the Marrakech International Film Festival. For the event, the original desi girl chose an ivory Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla saree with mukaish work, combined with a chic strapless corset blouse, a striking diamond necklace, and her hair styled in a loose bun. Unlock exclusive access to the latest updates on India’s general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now! Alia Bhatt For her second appearance on the Met Gala red carpet, Alia Bhatt honored the 2024 theme, Garden Of Time, in a floral saree custom-made by celebrity designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The spectacular saree featured fringes, semi-precious stones, and beads, while her blouse was lavishly decorated with emeralds, pearls, and sapphires. Preity G Zinta The cherished Bollywood actor made a triumphant return to the Cannes Film Festival after 17 long years, and what a return it was! Preity left admirers speechless as she graced the red carpet in an ombre pink saree by Seema Gujral, embellished with pearls, sequins, and beads. She completed the appearance with dangling earrings, soft glam makeup, and her hair let down. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes veteran Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has dazzled in sarees at the film festival on multiple occasions. But let’s highlight the top 2 moments! The first was her Cannes debut in 2002 for the premiere of her movie Devdas. The actor embodied Indian tradition in a golden saree by Neeta Lulla. Her second striking saree moment was in 2010 when she walked the carpet in a sheer, shimmering masterpiece by Sabyasachi, with her husband Abhishek Bachchan at her side.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rocking sarees at Cannes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rocking sarees at Cannes

Deepika Padukone Right before she announced her pregnancy, Deepika Padukone stunned everyone when she attended the 77th BAFTA Film Awards earlier this year in a champagne-gold Sabyasachi saree embellished with sequins. Another memorable saree moment of Deepika’s was at Cannes 2022 when she attended the film festival as a jury member. The actor left us wanting more in a vintage black and gold shimmery Sabyasachi saree, completing the look with dramatic eye makeup and her hair in a bun.

Deepika Padukone in shimmery Sabyasachi sarees Deepika Padukone in shimmery Sabyasachi sarees

Kangana Ranaut As everyone knows, Kangana Ranaut has a special affection for sarees. In 2019, when she attended the Cannes Film Festival, the actor paid a heartfelt tribute to her cultural roots. She donned a traditional gold Kanjivaram saree paired with a custom-made corset by Falguni Shane Peacock and purple gloves on her arms. This fusion look made significant waves in the fashion world. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja Another Cannes veteran, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has turned heads on the red carpet numerous times with her various ensembles. But our favorite moments were when she draped herself in 6 yards of elegance. In 2013, she embodied a true desi girl when she dazzled in a white lace saree by Anamika Khanna, paired with a heavily adorned jacket and her iconic pearl nath. A year later, she collaborated with the designer again and walked the carpet in a pale pink net saree. She finished the look with her mother Sunita Kapoor’s statement neck piece.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Anamika Khanna creations at Cannes Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Anamika Khanna creations at Cannes

Nancy Tyagi Content creator and fashion influencer Nancy Tyagi made her debut at the 77th Cannes Film Festival this year. After impressing us with her red carpet gown, she wowed fans with a sparkling net saree designed and sewn by her for another glamorous event at the French Riviera. The net saree was paired with a backless blouse and a stylish hood.

Nancy Tyagi at Cannes in a saree designed and stitched by her Nancy Tyagi at Cannes in a saree designed and stitched by her

If you could, which designer sarees from this list would you pick for your wardrobe?

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