Yes, Sanchitha Padukune is the younger sister of Deepaka Pudukune, in case you haven’t guessed it by now.
I love this classic saree, blouse fitting could have been better, but the colors are great, I wished we could see the pallu because with the extra green and the intricate scenes woven in, it will look spectacular. The little touch that I like is the flowers in the hair.
Click on the picture for a better view. And let us thank our friends at RagaLahari.com for sharing such beautiful pictures.
I greatly admire Sania. It really burns me up when issues irrupt about her clothing after each and every game she plays in India. I was really disappointed to hear that she will no longer be playing in India to avoid all that drama. I sympathize with her and I think it is a collective loss for all of us when a talented person like her has to choose between dressing right for the game and dressing right for “community approval”.
So I am really happy to see her do photo shoots in Sarees; I have profiled her grace and natural beauty in some other posts as well.
I just wanted to point out the slightly offending use of safety pin in this picture. Saree is a free flowing six yards of garment and I have resigned to the fact that it will need some sort of anchor to hold it right; pinning the saree is a ritual that many go through everyday.
But it doesn’t need to be as overt and as manifest as it is here. The pins can be used at multiple strategic places but they don’t need to show.
In this picture, it is clear that the person dressing her and preparing her for the photo shoot put the safety pin (you can tell that from the angle). But the fact that it ultimately ended up in the picture is a failure at so many different level – the make up person should have noticed it, the photographer should have noticed it, the light person should have noticed it, the person reviewing the pictures should have noticed it..
For a saree to be draped with such safety pin showing is akin to a man having a photo shoot done with the fly open – ok, may be not that bad.. but you get the point.
Ckick the top picture for a better view and right click to save it as a wallpaper.
In a nutshell, pinning is OK, but make sure that the pins don’t overpower the design of the saree. Pin them so that the safety catch is on the side of the fabric that is not visible.
Again, this is not a reflection on Sania; she looks gorgeous as always – this is a failure of the photographer and the staff that is helping take the picture.