Firangi Friday Saree

The Crow Road Saree Mystery

The Crow Road Saree Mystery    firangi friday saree

This isn’t a genuine wedding photo, it’s part of a publicity still for the BBC’s 1996 adaptation of Iain Banks’ novel The Crow Road. The wedding is a pivotal moment in the story but, curiously, the fact that the bride is wearing a saree goes entirely unexplained. This saree is completely detached from Indian culture. Neither the bride, groom or, indeed, any of the wedding guests have any Indian connections and the wedding takes place in the Western Isles of Scotland. So why does Verity Walker (played by Danish actress Simone Bendix) wear this rather lovely white and gold saree for her wedding rather than the more traditional western wedding dress? My guess is that it’s designed to show Verity as a worldly and cosmopolitan woman but, as a saree fan, my guess could be a little bit biased. Although, if the saree is written in the book, then the explanation may be more complex.


Anja Ploetz, Photographers’ Agent

Anja Ploetz, Photographers’ Agent    firangi friday saree

This is Anja Ploetz, a Paris based photographers’ agent in the fashion industry. In a recent interview in the New York Times (which you can read here), she talks about her love of sarees and how, for the past two years, she has only worn Indian dress.

To me this seems like nothing more than a fairly light interview accompanied by a rather nice picture but take a look at the comments of the NYT readers! Do we find this article as controversial as they do?

Oprah Winfrey in a saree : can Oprah do for sarees what she does for sales of books?

Oprah Winfrey in a saree : can Oprah do for sarees what she does for sales of books?    firangi friday saree bollywood saree

“Leaving the home of Abishek and Ashwirya… Having just seen their gorgeous baby” as Operah says

While on a trip to Mumbai on Monday, Oprah Winfrey got all decked out in a chic sari, the silk garment popular with women in India.

In related news, worldwide sales of saris are now expected to go through the roof.Oprah Winfrey in a saree : can Oprah do for sarees what she does for sales of books?    firangi friday saree bollywood saree

Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey is on her maiden visit to India. And guess who is taking her around – Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and hubby Abhishek Bachchan.

Oprah Winfrey chose to go truly Indian as she draped an orange and golden sari as she went to meet Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai and her 2-month-old baby on Monday night in Mumbai.

She was greeted by top-notch Indian socialites and Bollywood glitterati including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and her ever favourite Aishwarya Rai at a private party thrown by page 3 socialite Parmeshwar Godrej.

But before all of that Oprah made it a point to stop and visit the main star- Aishwarya’s baby.

Oprah went to visit the Bachchan residence Jalsa to meet Abhishek and Aishwarya’s two month-old daughter, nicknamed ‘Beti B’. The meeting was at the top of her priority list upon her arrival in Mumbai. She was at their residence for more than an hour.

Amitabh Bachchan then took over the role of a chauffeur and along with Abhishek, Aishwarya and wife Jaya drove Oprah to a party.

Overwhelmend by Oprah’s gesture Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “The gracious Oprah Winfrey visits our home, to meet us and bless the baby..warm hearted, endearing .. drive her to party in her honor”

He also seemed thrilled to see the lady in saree “And Oprah in sari .. looking lovely !!”

The family accompanied Oprah to a private party hosted at the socialite’s residence in Mumbai according to Daily Bhaskar.

The party saw an impressive footfall from Bollywood, filmmakers Ashutosh Gowariker and Rajkumar Hirani, as well as actors Anupam Kher, his son Sikander Kher, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty with hubby Raj Kundra, Abhay Deol with actress-girlfriend Preeti Desai, Lara Dutta, Dino Morea, Sameera Reddy, Kalki Koechlin, Kangna Ranaut, Anil Kapoor and Imran Khan were in attendance for the high profile party.

Celebrities took to Twitter to share their excitement upon meeting the 57-year-old iconic lady.

Sameera Reddy tweeted: “My god! Oprah Winfrey is the warmest most down to earth person I haveever met! What a personality! I’m thrilled.”

Heavily pregnant actress Lara Dutta was equally upbeat about being in the company of Winfrey, as well as her “Don 2: The King Is Back” co-star Shah Rukh.

“@Oprah and @iamsrk, two people I absolutely adore! Thank you for making my day! Now can go into labour happily!” posted Lara.

According to news agency PTI, Oprah is amazed by the tolerance and system of joint families in India.

She likes the way families learn to love and live together.

On Tuesday she visited a city slum at Colaba in Mumbai and is also had dinner with a family of four generations.

Oprah is in India primarily to shoot for her new show ‘Next Chapter’.

Oprah’s ‘Next Chapter’ is the next edition of her famous talk show in which she will travel around the world interviewing celebrities, newsmakers and others.

She will be travelling to India to shoot with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra for ‘Next Chapter’.

She will also participate in the Jaipur Literary Festival to be held from January 20 to 22.



Lady Gaga in a saree….looks almost like a painting

Lady Gaga in a saree....looks almost like a painting    firangi friday saree


Somewhat of a ghostly look, but in a good way. White saree goes very well with her blonde hair. This could potrait of the lady whose ghost is haunting the protagonist in a horror movie, maybe to tell him that she was murdered by her husband.

Sorry I couldn’t find a bigger picture of her in this saree. Please post the link if you do.

Pussycat Dolls in black sarees

Pussycat Dolls in black sarees    firangi friday saree

I don’t listen to their music and don’t know much about them. But my 5-year old daughter knows more about them and likes to see them in action.

Couple of them in this picture haven’t got the drape right but that’s understandable. Don’t they all look so nice? I would like to see perform in sarees.


Naomi Campbell in sarees

Naomi Campbell in sarees    firangi friday saree

Some reader commented that i should post some pictures of an african model in saree. So here is Naomi Campbell in flaming red saree. She has done a good job here in getting the drape right.


Naomi Campbell in sarees    firangi friday saree

Here she is on the ramp. This looks much better than the red one. I would like to see her in a light colour such as white

Naomi Campbell in sarees    firangi friday saree