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When Priyanka Chopra’s 'No Blouse' photos were trolled by 'sanskari' social media users

First Published Apr 19, 2021, 5:51 PM IST
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Priyanka Chopra was once trolled for posing bareback in a saree for an American magazine; here's how her look was slammed by netizens
 

A few years ago, Priyanka Chopra was featured in an American magazine InStyle where she donned designer Tarun Tahiliani's saree.

A few years ago, Priyanka Chopra was featured in an American magazine InStyle where she donned designer Tarun Tahiliani's saree.

The actress uploaded several images of her desi look wearing different sarees, but her skin showed in the traditional attire and annoyed many on social media. But the designer had defended Priyanka's most talked-about look.

The actress uploaded several images of her desi look wearing different sarees, but her skin showed in the traditional attire and annoyed many on social media. But the designer had defended Priyanka's most talked-about look.

"Fashion is such an important part of global culture, often arising from centuries of tradition, and doesn't go out of style when the seasons change. The 'Saree' is one of the most iconic and recognised silhouettes from India. To me, its beauty lies in its versatility, not just in drape and fabric. It embodies elegance, femininity, and power, and I love how I feel when I'm wearing one," Priyanka Chopra wrote on Instagram. 

"Fashion is such an important part of global culture, often arising from centuries of tradition, and doesn't go out of style when the seasons change. The 'Saree' is one of the most iconic and recognised silhouettes from India. To me, its beauty lies in its versatility, not just in drape and fabric. It embodies elegance, femininity, and power, and I love how I feel when I'm wearing one," Priyanka Chopra wrote on Instagram. 

But netizens disagreed with her. Social media user thought that it was misleading. "Last time I checked being creative meant more than being naked...FYI @priyankachopra a "Saree" comes with a blouse! Just in case you forgot. My problem is if you wanna go topless thats absolutely fine!...but wearing a saree & NOT even showing it in the picture does not do justice to you or the culture (sic)," one of the users said.

But netizens disagreed with her. Social media user thought that it was misleading. "Last time I checked being creative meant more than being naked...FYI @priyankachopra a "Saree" comes with a blouse! Just in case you forgot. My problem is if you wanna go topless thats absolutely fine!...but wearing a saree & NOT even showing it in the picture does not do justice to you or the culture (sic)," one of the users said.

But, designer Tarun Tahiliani came to Priyanka's rescue and said that there was nothing vulgar about Priyanka going backless in a saree.

But, designer Tarun Tahiliani came to Priyanka's rescue and said that there was nothing vulgar about Priyanka going backless in a saree.

Mid-Day quoted him as saying, "There's nothing vulgar about it. In fact, not using a choli makes it a global statement. The transition from alluring Indian beauty to this modern goddess for a mainstream fashion cover only speaks of her (Priyanka) versatility. She is truly a modern Indian icon."

Mid-Day quoted him as saying, "There's nothing vulgar about it. In fact, not using a choli makes it a global statement. The transition from alluring Indian beauty to this modern goddess for a mainstream fashion cover only speaks of her (Priyanka) versatility. She is truly a modern Indian icon."

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