Pongal is the first Hindu festival celebrated annually. It marks the harvest season across the country and is known by different names in various states. While Tamil Nadu celebrates it as Pongal, the North of India refers to it as Lohri. In Western India, including states like Maharashtra and Gujarat, people call it Makar Sankranti. It is celebrated over a couple of days.
As Pongal is being celebrated down South, women are looking forward to dressing up in gorgeous local and handloom sarees that come in vibrant and sophisticated colours. Bollywood actresses have been serving inspiration and how! On the occasion of Pongal 2024, here's looking at divas who nailed beautiful silk sarees.
Karisma Kapoor is a style icon loved by all. The actress gave a virtual tutorial to her fans on how to get the right saree look for the Pongal 2024 celebration without going overboard. In the below pictures, she can be seen dressed in a bright yellow and pink saree. Maintaining the right balance between the outfit and accessories, Karisma opted for statement jhumkas. The actress completed her look with braided hair bun.
Alia Bhatt made teal a trending colour with her 10/10 saree look. She paired the gorgeous silk saree with a matching blouse. The actress opted for a pair of statement jhumkas and completed her look with a sleek bun adorned with gajra.
Mrunal Thakur looked drop-dead gorgeous in a bright sunshine-yellow saree. She paired it with an eye-catching pink blouse. Making it look perfectly festive, the actress raise the bar high. Mrunal rounded it off with heavy jhumkas, a neatly done hair bun and a mini bindi.
Rashmika Mandanna showed how to make pastel colours look festive and stylish. She looked ethereal in an ivory-coloured saree. The actress kept her look simple with a statement necklace, earrings and a ring.
For one of her wedding festivities, Athiya Shetty wore a warm gold saree with a pink border. She paired it with a pink blouse. Elevating the look, Athiya opted for a multilayered heavy necklace and matching earrings. Her hair was done into a neat bun adorned with a variety of flowers.
Sobhita Dhulipala looked regal in a golden and purple-bordered silk saree which was paired with a matching blouse. Allowing the outfit and her natural glow to do the talking, the actress completed her look with a choker and earrings.
The colour golden can make any outfit look festive and royal. Take notes from Janhvi Kapoor on how to nail a simple yet classic look. The actress wore a soft golden saree and paired it with an embroidered blouse. She completed her look with a hair bun adorned with a gajra and a red bindi.
Vidya Balan's saree collection is incredible and this goes without saying. The actress wore a lime green and pink silk saree. She matched it with a contrasting blouse. Vidya added more traditional touches to it by wearing a dainty necklace and earrings.
Kiara Advani looked festive-ready in a bright pink silk saree. She wore it with a contrasting red blouse. The actress paired it with temple jewellery and statement earrings. Taking it a notch above, Kiara adorned her hair bun with a gajra.