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‘Made In Heaven’ Star Sobhita Dhulipala Talks About Sarees, Playing Strong Leads And Lip Care!

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Ladies, please call up the person who pays for your Prime and Netflix subscriptions…these streaming services have given us great shows and we are thankful! One of these shows that had audiences abuzz was Prime Original ‘Made In Heaven’. The show made for a fantastic viewing experience and stars of its leads. Sobhita Dhulipala is not just a powerhouse performer, turns out, she is an old soul as well! We ran into her at the Satya Paul A/W 19 preview show and got around to talking all things fashion!

Talking about her personal style, Sobhita confessed, “Fashion to me is an extension of your personality, it defines who you are.  For me, being comfortable is of the utmost importance”. She also confessed her love for sarees and said, “Since childhood, I’ve been in awe of my mother, my teachers and other women who wore saris and made it synonymous with grace and femininity. Satya Paul creates these unique saris that are as stylish as effortless. Their new AW 19 collection celebrates ‘Folklure’. I’m an ardent admirer of all things folk – music, dance, design etc. This collection is an amalgamation of fashion and art with folk spirits it’s core. I’m wearing this hand-painted sari called “Manthan” from the collection.” And it’s so smart!

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A glimpse into an afternoon filled with sari-stories, cultural swag and talks on contemporary interpretation of Indian craft in Fashion. Satya Paul’s newly launched limited edition hand-painted collection #Folklure is all about re-creation of traditional crafts like Kalamkari and Madhubani into modern contemporary saris. We’re glad to have shared the panel discussion with Fashion Journalist @behavebandana and the ever Gorgeous @sobhitad of Made in Heaven. Take a look at some of the most beautiful fashion influencers of the country, a walk-through an ethereal sari installation and iconic portraits. #SatyaPaul #Folklure #LimitedEdition #SPHandpainted #Kalamkari #Madhubani #ContemporaryCraft #sariiscool

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Sobhita And The Saree

While speaking to co-host, fashion journalist Bandana Tewari, Sobhita confessed to finding the struggle young women face with sarees, unrelatable. She revealed, “I grew up in South India and women in the south wear saris daily. My mother, teachers, principals have always worn a sari on a daily basis. My mother wore saris to work, for picnics, while travelling so it never occurred to me that saris were occasion wear. I saw a woman playing so many roles in a sari. According to me, saris give a woman a sense of power and confidence. For this reason, the sari always meant strength and an epitome of grace to me”. We share her thoughts on making the saree more wearable for young women.

Sobhita And Made In Heaven

The actress has also been very open about the choice of roles playing complex female characters. About her stint in ‘Made In heaven’, she revealed, “When I was in conversation with the makers of Made in Heaven, the digital medium hadn’t expanded as much as it has. It was the start of something new and that intrigued me to try it out. Made in Heaven was also made by people of distinct merit so was easy for me to be a part of the show. I got called back for a look test a month and a half later. Their keenness towards me, along with the fact that every person involved was of such great talent made my decision making process easy. And honestly, I did believe in the story and team and that the show would garner great traction”. And we are glad it did so well!

Sobhita And Satya Paul’s ‘Folklure’

Sobhita spent the entirety of the event marvelling the gorgeous hand-painted sarees. She divulged, “I come from Andhra Pradesh which is where Kalamkari originated so I am familiar with the type of art but to see Satya Paul incorporating these form in their designs is very inspiring. These art forms seem to have lost their appreciation over the course of time. Satya Paul’s Folklure collection is a great attempt of reviving ancient traditions especially by making it look so stylish and chic. My favourite from Satya Paul’s folklure collection is the sari I’m wearing at this event, it’s called the Manthan sari. I also really like the Kajal and Phool sari. I love the bold colours used in all of them”. We loved the light-weight, pretty sarees, they moved like the wind and that’s so cool!

Finally, we managed to pry a bit and wanted to know the secret to well maintained, plump lips. “I have always relied on home remedies. I use a home made scrub made of honey and sugar for my lips. I also always carry a lip balm with me to keep my lips hydrated”, revealed Sobhita. Noted!


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