Bollywood fashion permeates Malay-Indians’ Diwali celebrations

October 13th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 13 (ANI): The Indian community in Malaysia is increasingly getting influenced from the attire in Bollywood movies as they plan to get all decked up for Diwali celebrations.

Apart from the traditional attire such as saree and salwar kameez, many of the apparel for this year’s Festival of Lights celebration have a mixture of Arabic and Punjabi influences, thanks to the latest Bollywood and Kollywood movies.

“Many actresses in these movies have set the trend for this year by wearing costumes with these influences; hence many ladies are following them,” The Star Online quoted Grace Bollywood Fashions owner Joan Twinklin Gomez as saying.

Her boutique in Jalan Segget offers a variety of such apparel, specially selected and brought in from India.

She revealed that most of the costumes available this year were influenced by movies such as ‘Dilli 6′ and ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’, featuring famous Bollywood stars Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee respectively.

Others include suits made famous by Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and saree from the latest Kollywood flick Kandasamy.

“The costumes sold also have intricate embellishments and detailed works on the pants which are baggy and have many tiers,” she said,

She further said that the colour palette for this year was vibrant and many Punjabi suits had at least two contra colours in them.

“Indian shirts or kurtas for men are also elaborate,” said Joan.

Joan also said that men’s traditional attire came in an array of colours that were bright and studded with stones.

Also available in many Indian bazaars are Anarkali suits, embellished cotton suits and two-toned saree. (ANI)

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