Bengal is state that is famous for its music, sweets and sarees. Bengali sarees are popular throughout India and even abroad. Bengal is also a state were sarees are the typical dress code for women. That is why there are different kinds of Bengali sarees, each with its unique features. Celebrities who love sarees generally like to collect Bengali sarees.
There are many Bengali celebrities in Bollywood and they always wear traditional Bengali sarees on special occasions. For example, Kajol, Bipasha Basu and Rani Mukherji wear Bengali sarees for festivals like Durga puja. Even the celebrities who are not Bengali share an affinity for these sarees. For example, Vidya Balan is a Tamilian but she has worked in Bengali films, so she has picked up a liking for these beautiful garments.
Bengali sarees have now become a fashion statement for many women. Celebrities wear these sarees not just as traditional wear but also because they are stylish and in vogue. This is a good thing for the skilled weavers who weave these exquisite sarees. Among Bengali sarees, there are different types like tant sarees, zamdani sarees, baluchori and silk sarees. Tant sarees are made of cotton and are most popular among the lot.
Here are some popular celebrities who have a fetish for Bengali sarees.
Bipasha Basu: Tant
This saree is from the movie still of 'shob charitro kalponik'. In this movie, Bipasha wore some really beautiful tant sarees. This one is a simple tant saree with a plain border.
The saree that Kajol is wearing is called a zamdani weave. The base of the saree is tant cotton and the embroidery on it done with silk threads. This fusion is called zamdani work.
Vidya Balan: Kotki
Vidya Balan has a huge fetish for Bengali sarees and her favourite fashion designer Sabyasachi is also a Bengali. This cotton saree is from Sabyasachi's couture. It is has temple patterns on its border that is typical of a kotki.
Bipasha Pasu: Red n White
As we all know, a white saree with a red border is immediately identified as a Bengali saree. Bipasha Basu is wearing this trademark combination with a puffed sleeves blouse from the 19th century.
Rani Mukherjee: Tant
Rani Mukherji is a huge fan of sarees and she looks gorgeous in them. This saree is a plain tant saree. The white saree has hand woven red thread work on it.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Kokona Sen Sharma has a very rustic style of dressing. She is wearing a simple black cotton saree with red border and huge red beads.
Bipasha Basu: Bengali Drape
This time its not the saree but the drape that is Bengali. Bipasha Basu has draped this exquisite designer saree in the Bengali style.
Rituparna Sengupta is an Bengali actress who has also done some Bollywood movies. She is looking radiant in a white tant saree with zamdani borders.
Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan has inherited her love for Bengali sarees from her mother Sharmila Tagore who comes from an illustrious Bengali family. She has draped this saree in the Bengali style and also did her makeup and hair to suit the look.
Kareena Kapoor is married into a half Bengali family. She donned this traditional red and white gorod silk saree for an advertisement.
Kajol: Bengali Style Saree
Kajol makes it a point to wear Bengali sarees during the special festival of Durga puja. Here is she has draped a simple red and white tant saree in the Bengali style.
Sharmila Tagore is dressed is a pure golden muslin saree for Saif and Kareena's wedding. All we can say about it is that it definitely look royal.
Sharbani Mukherjee is a cousin of Kajol and Rani who worked in some Bollywood movies. She wore this bright red kotki saree for Durga puja.