Alia Bhatt attended the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya on Monday with her husband Ranbir Kapoor
Distinguished personalities from various spheres of life graced the historic event of Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya on Monday. Bollywood luminaries such as Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor added star power to the proceedings with their presence. Among all the celebrity outfits, it was Alia Bhatt's turquoise saree that became the focal point of discussions.
Ami Patel, who was the creative mind behind Alia Bhatt's ethnic ensemble for the special Ram Pran Pratishtha ceremony, shared fascinating insights behind the creation of the actress' distinctive saree.
Patel took to her Instagram handle, providing a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship behind the special outfit designed for the occasion in Ayodhya on January 22.
Saree took 100 hours to complete
For the consecration ceremony, Alia Bhatt donned a custom turquoise blue Mysore silk saree, the pallu of which featured intricately hand-painted scenes from the Ramayan, portraying pivotal moments in the epic. Ami revealed that the saree, a labour of love, took a staggering 100 hours to complete in time for the historic event.
"Simple yet Historic! Alia Bhatt’s custom turquoise blue Mysore silk saree from @madhurya_creations had important scenes from the Ramayan intricately handpainted in the Pallu," read Patel's caption on Instagram. The miniature paintings, executed in the traditional "Pattachitra" style, depicted key events such as the breaking of the Shiva Dhanush, Dasharatha's promise, the golden deer, the kidnapping, the Ram Setu, Hanuman presenting the ring to Sita ma, and the Rama Pattabishek.
Pattachitra style paintings
She further explained, "These miniature paintings were done in a traditional 'Pattachitra' style and took 100 hours to complete on time for this momentous occasion of the inauguration of the Ram Mandir."
The actress elevated her attire with a minimalist makeup look, adorned elegant jewellery and styled her hair in a sleek bun. Alia Bhatt completed her ensemble with a matching potli bag and a shawl, adding grace and charm to the auspicious occasion.