While we talk of red carpet walks, the first name that strikes our mind is the various international film festivals. Without any double thoughts, it is a well known across the globe that it was the beauty queen and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai who made it big internationally when she made an appearance at Cannes Film Festival as a jury member. Since then fashion critics have put her under tough scrutiny on what the flawless beauty will wear for her first appearance at the prestigious Cannes. For her first appearance, the dreamy eyed actress played safe and wore a yellow Bollywood saree with zari work and sequin embellished borders. While in 2003, she dazzles in a vintage pink corset style quilted choli and heavily embellished multicolored lehenga. In 2010, Aishwarya looked splendorous in a Bollywood saree embellished with sequins and designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
In her recent appearance last year, she had no choice than to go for an XL size Indian designer saree because of her post pregnancy weight issue. But she silenced all her critics by donning up a ravishing designer saree from the label Abu-Sandeep. The saree presented a lehenga style as Aishwarya sported a golden yellow and red thread work embellished long blouse covering her waistline, over her saree drape.
Besides Aishwarya, another actress who sizzled at Cannes with her single appearance in the leggy lass Deepika Padukone. The actress sashayed down the red carpet in an ivory Indian designer saree. The saree was beautified with golden lotus embroidery and designed by Rohit Bal. Her golden Kundan bracelet and earrings and dazzling sleeveless choli blouse completed her flawless look for the event.
On the other hand, Bollywood actress Tabu went loud and bold for Golden Globes awards in 2012 when she graced the red carpet in support of her film Life of Pie. Tabu dazzled and got all the attention of the shutterbugs in red saree with mirror works. Last but not the least, goddess Sridevi and her appearance in Indian designer saree at Toronto International Film Festival. Her choice of the white net Bollywood saree and black velvet pallu cleared dazzled and she managed to bask in the limelight!
Designer sarees and classy Bollywood sarees are back in the spotlight, thanks to the popularity of Indian cinema and the Indian film fraternity at international film festivals. One of the designs in Bollywood sarees which is increasingly gaining popularity is the lehenga style saree. Woven in luxurious fabrics like net, organza and georgette along with intricate embellishments, Indian designer sarees available today can give tough competition to haute couture gowns. This is one of the significant reasons of the Indian actresses choosing Indian designer sarees for international red carpet walks.