"The saris in Silsila were gorgeous. They used a lot of Benarasi, Ikats that made me look at Indian traditional textiles and the way Rekha wore her saris...she made them look so beautiful," says Sujata Assomull, author '100 Iconic Bollywood Costumes'.
“Young, vibrant, sexy and yet, traditional - The purple sari from Hum Aapke Hain Koun was truly iconic. I was at an age when I was just starting to wear saris and that one really influenced me,” says Sujata.
“Sushmita Sen’s wore this polka-dotted sari in Main Hoon Na while playing a sexy teacher. Then, Satya Paul did polka-dotted saris for breast cancer awareness around the same time and this just made it a must-have for everyone,” says Sujata.
“I really, really love the Mumtaz sari! The idea of a zipped up sari that you can just dance in is so fun and modern. It sparked a trend that can still be seen in many other movies,” she says.
“Vyjayanthimala wore this red cotton sari in Jewel Thief that had cotton-balls like applique all over and she teamed it with a coat. It has a very bohemian chic vibe,” she says.