The most iconic couple of today’s times, Anushka Sharma and ViratKohli hosted a reception for their friends and families in New Delhi’s Taj Diplomatic Enclave on 21st December 2017 which saw who’s who of the film fraternity, the cricket board and from the powers of corridor with the Prime Minister himself present to bless the couple.
The bride and the groom wanted to go all-out traditional with the reception outfit. While everyone expected Anuksha to be seen in a signature lehenga, the actor threw a curveball and instead arrived in a vermilion Banarasi brocade sari by Sabyasachi.
According to the designer, “I don’t think Indian brides feel complete without wearing the colour red in one of their functions. Anushka decided to wear red on her reception. And much to my absolute delight, it would be a red Benarasi Saree. The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent and powerful,” he said. The star also wore a heritage uncut diamond choker and jhumkas from the Sabyasachi Bridal Jewelry collection.
Fully aware of the celebrity power, the designer anticipates and hopes that Anuksha’s Banarasi brocade saree will result in more business for the handloom sector.“Bollywood can play a major role in spreading awareness about Indian textiles and handlooms. And I must say the occasion couldn’t be better. I know copies of this sari will flood the entire country in the next few months to come, which also means that a million weaver’s children will be back at school. All I can say is thank you Anushka!” said the designer.
Meanwhile, ViratKohli complemented his better half with a subtle look. The captain of the Indian cricket team wore black bandhgala with 18k gold buttons and a hand-embroidered antique pashmina shawl from Sabyasachi’s ‘Kashmir Revival’ project. Truly the power couple used their power to promote handlooms and their choice will make a marked difference to the handloom industry in years to come!