Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wont anyone say anything?

I grew up in Tamilnadu where the most common dress for a woman was sari (I am talking about those days)...and later I have seen sari worn in all its variations...the South Indian, the Gujju, the Marathi, etc...

In fact, I have seen many women in villages who wear sari without a blouse...but they do it so beautifully that it never comes across as vulgar or even cheap. Sari by nature of the way it is draped is sexy by itself. We do not have to do anything much to sex it up. A look here, a see there, keeps the mystery hidden but worth fighting for...

But in today's fashion world, there is no mystery to spare...it is all left to hang...er...I mean, to be seen...I seriously wonder why people do this to the Sari? I cannot even start with the list of Indian Celebs who drape a sari as if it was designed to showcase one boob...

Lets start with Priyanka Chopra in this song...Desi Girl from Dostana (2008). I know she had to fight real hard to compete with the rock hard abs of John Abraham...but then Why the hell do you go about vulgarizing a sari? And she has repeated this faux pas many a times too.



And then of course we have Lara Dutta


There is also Celina Jaitley...

I mean seriously...these women are Indian...and they know how a sari is traditionally wrapped...they have no excuse for doing this! Seriously...shouldn't there be a rule against it? It is part of our culture...

And then there are people who visit India and think that the minute they wear a sari and go to the Osho Ashram (or other similar places) they become Indian...of course for most, everything Indian is cool...including the poverty...

And this is how they look when they ask people with no experience to help them drape a sari...I mean seriously? Could someone not help the William sisters out and tell them that there is something wrong with the way the sari has been draped? or just with the way they look in a sari?



Or how about this one? Ms. Hurley thinks she owns the world because she is married to some Rich guy with Indian heritage that she can flash for the camera flash? This definitely takes the cake...

From Mid-Day

Ms. Hurley...I am not sure you really wanted this outcome for what you would have thought was a cool Indian Sari...next time remember that the grandma in a no-name village in India could have carried this off better than you can ever imagine...and there is a reason why we wear a blouse...or at least a bra...well unless of course you did want to flash...I am sure you made many a mens dream come true.

Love
ART

EDIT TO ADD:
A friend of mine sent me this photo of another actress (starlet) who forgot that camera flash can see beyond the SHEER!!!


PS: None of the images above are mine. I got them from google images

7 comments:

Kavita said...

I agree! It is definetely necessary they maintain the grace of the saree and it is a traditional dress which women wore to cover....

Well is it fashion or slutty look is for them to answer...!!

Anonymous said...

vulgarizing our sari !! these people can go above and beyond to vulgarize anything. Kodumai kodumai. I hope all of their parents see these pictures.
Good post

Meena ( you know me from before) *waves hi *:)

Anonymous said...

you should write about the Nithyananda scandal. what an a*hole!!he really had a good run, I must say. damn !

ArshiK said...

hahaha, the William sisters win hands down in this category of 'Sari or Sorry??!!'....LOL

Anonymous said...

man you have issues with everything. and yes i will post as annonymous! i donot think you can raise an issue with that, since you have commented about the same issue on 'someone else's' blog and have been on the other side of the fence! hah!!!

Anu Russell said...

oooh! on Second thoughts Anony...you flatter me!

remabh said...

you are right... most of these people see saree as a costume to reveal more skin ... ergh!!!

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