The designer world has liberally opened its door to personalizing styles the Bollywood masala way; shimmer and shining attires, lahenga-choli, brocaded and stone set sarees statement one piece Jadau necklace, armlets or bajubandh, intricately crafted manngtika, mehendi, todhe, kangan, every piece has a trend setter, whether Aishwariya Rai Bachhan of Jodha Akbar or Chokher Bali or Sridevi of Chandi or Karishma Kapoor of Zubeida, Bollywood has an immense influence in the daily lifestyle of the people and more so if a bride is planning a trousseau and matching bridal jewellery.
Every body wants to look a bit of Chandramukhi or Paro of Bhansali’s Devdas; or like Lachchi of Paheli fame simple and serene and what they usually try to find whilst shopping for the right kind of jewellery is that which one looks the closest to what the stars flaunted on the screen.
Brides also show an inclination of designing a match-work taking influence of what they like and blending it with finesse. In this context one cannot miss out the prominence of Kundan and Rewa works which dominate the small screen. The perception of the brides are so full of these exquisitely crafted designer wear that even a high investment to them seems okay for the occasion of marriage. And well it should be so.
Who doesn’t want to look exclusive on their wedding day? To be able to co-ordinate the look people often refer to catalogues before they place orders. The wish is simple; to be able to look as beautiful as their favourite stars. While the jewellery has its own take, even the sarees are named after the Bollywood heartthrobs; Kajol saree, Karishma saree, Madhuri saree!!! Thus to draw a line to the influence of Bollywood is impossible; well actually there is no harm to feel like the star!