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When I want to feel beautiful, I wear a sari: Zoya Akhtar

Published Feb 25, 2019, 12:03 am IST
Updated Feb 25, 2019, 12:03 am IST
 Zoya Akhtar
  Zoya Akhtar

Though she is quickly gaining the reputation of being a filmmaker ahead of her times, director Zoya Akhtar is often spotted in the most casual looks. Be it on the movie sets or her office, Zoya seems at ease in her simple and stylish T-shirt and denim look. But not many know that the Gully Boy director loves draping a sari.

“I love wearing saris. Be it for celebration, weddings or film festivals. I feel it is a beautiful and gorgeous garment. Whenever I want to feel beautiful I wear them. But I can’t wear it on the set, as it’s cumbersome,” shares Zoya.

The director reveals that the sari she wore to the Berlin film festival was custom made.

“The sari I wore there was designed by Shweta Bachchan and Monisha  Jaisingh. It was winter there so I had told them to make a special sari for me. They made a sari of cashmere wool so it was like being wrapped in a shawl. It was a white sari with a brocade blouse,” she smiles.

Talking about her mother’s sari collection, the Luck By Chance director tells us that all the saris will be given to her.

“My mom has a lovely collection of golden georgette saris and she gives them to me for every event. I try to make the best use of them,” she says.



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