A few decades ago, romance in Bollywood was synonymous with the female actor draped in a light-weight chiffon sari, dancing in the Alps, wooing her beloved.

Today, while every other facet of Hindi movies has changed, this interlude of fashion and romance continues to be a sacred match.

The latest to play the quintessential Bollywood lead is actor par excellence, Alia Bhatt. Known mostly for her earnest acting chops and realistic performances, the 30-year-old actor, finally portrayed a character that required her to twirl in a dainty sari in Kashmir.

Ahead of her Hollywood release, Heart of Stone, in August on Netflix, the Dear Zindagi actor is starring in Karan Johar’s ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ this July. Bringing back the Gullyboy pair, the director promises to bring forth a family entertainer with glamour at the core of its heart.

While promoting her latest flick, the mother-of-one has consistently been seen wearing the six yards, making a strong case for the simple silhouette this summer. From ombre and colour block to multiple stark black numbers, the acclaimed actor is dressing up as her character on-screen while marketing the films as well.

Diaphanous chiffon saris are the perfect ensemble to combat this heat. It’s easy to carry, looks elegant and adds a bit of old-world charm to your look. If you’re a beginner looking to build a sari closet, take your inspiration from Alia’s latest promotional looks.

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