When Disha Patani shared the video of the Slow Motion track from Salman Khan-starrer Bharat, she had come under criticism from many who felt that what she wore in the track wasn’t really a sari. Disha’s attire had become a butt of jokes on social media with netizens targeting her for spoiling the essence of what’s been quintessentially fine ethnic Indian attire.
This was after Disha was seen converting her pallu into a naada, a knotted thread, which is often used to tie pyjamas or skirts.
— Namrata Gupta (@Namrata1005) April 26, 2019
— Ayush Bhadauria (@dilfenkbhartiya) April 25, 2019
Days later, her co-star in the film, Katrina Kaif, appears to have shown Disha how to pull off a Sari without showing off too much skin. In the Ishqe-di-chashni track of Bharat, Katrina is setting the screen on fire by matching steps with Salman in sari and lehenga all through the track.
The song starts with Katrina preparing a rangoli in a pink sari. In the subsequent part of the song, Katrina is also seen sporting a green sari and lehenga with absolute grace and style. This has prompted fans to launch an instant poll on social media asking others to vote as to which of the two actresses looked better opposite Salman Khan.
— Salman Khan Fans Club Indore (@SalmanKhanCity) April 30, 2019
— Zain (@BeingZainKhan27) May 1, 2019
After the release of the Slow Motion track, many acclaimed stylists had slammed Disha for spoiling the image of a sari by not wearing the attire properly. Award-winning textile designer Gaurang Shah had told news agency IANS that the actress had completely diluted the essence of the sari . He was quoted as saying, “Well, everyone one has a choice to reinvent, but that doesn’t mean you do away with fundamental essence that made sari a beautiful attire for generations. It is a celebration of our cultural legacy and heritage. A sari is a sari. You must drape it in a manner that retains its magnificent character.”
Hope the comparison doesn’t put off Disha Patani from wearing the sari in future and she is able to prove her critics wrong.