Aug 29 2008
Kirron Kher has always been admired for her huge collection of sarees but this is one time when her sarees got flak rather than praise.
Says a source, “The entire cast of Saas Bahu Aur Sensex, from Masumeh to Tanushree Dutta, is walking the ramp for a fashion-cum-marketing tie-up where they will wear designer Satya Paul’s creations. The only person who won’t be wearing Paul’s sarees is Kirron Kher.
When she heard that Paul was designing her sarees, she threw a mini-tantrum and refused to wear them. The actress said she’d only wear her own sarees as she had in Saas Bahu Aur Sensex. The producers Jayshri Makhija and Raman Lamba had no choice to comply or Kirron wouldn’t have walked the ramp. Incidentally, she’s one of the main characters in the film.”
Kirron says, “Yes, I told them that I will be wearing my own sarees as I don’t wear the kind of sarees that Satya Paul designs. I didn’t put my foot down or throw a tantrum but said it would be impossible to get so many blouses stitched on time for the event. I was reasonable about it.”
According to Kirron, she has over 500 sarees in her collection some of which she even wore for Saas Bahu Aur Sensex. Kirron says, “I love wearing ethnic sarees and my character in the film, Binita Sen is born and brought up in Mumbai but goes to Kolkata after her marriage. But she undergoes a divorce and returns to Mumbai with her grown-up daughter (Tanu-shree) starting life afresh.
The mother-daughter relationship is strained. I have worn lots of tusshars (Bengali handloom silk), tangails (traditional Bengali cotton sarees with woven borders) in the film which have been taken from my own personal collection.”
Kirron says that she has particular places to buy her sarees from all over India. “I love to wear only woven handloom silk and cotton sarees. While I buy my tusshars from the Weaver’s Studio in Kolkata and tangails from Kanishka, I buy silks and Kanjeevarams from L’Affaire in Delhi as the collections are larger, more beautiful and embroidered. In Chennai, I pick up my Kanjeevarams from Usha Ranganathan and from Sundari Silks owned by Rajaram who has good taste.”
Kirron will be soon going on a shopping binge in Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai when she goes on a promotional tour of Saas Bahu Aur Sensex. She says, “I love going to different cities to pick up different sarees from my favourites” says Kirron, whose next release will be Karan Johar’s Dostana.”
Just in case you are wondering ” isn’t her name Kiron? why is it spelled Kirron?” Well, turns out that she has lately changed her name from “Kiron” to “Kirron” due to beliefs in numerology.