When the bindi is back in style

Besides being a phenomenal success, the movie Mahanati proved to be an inspiration for fashionistas too

By Author  |  Nikisha Uddagiri  |  Published: 16th May 2018  7:42 pm

It’s been a week and all eyes are still on one woman — Keerthy Suresh. Keerthy’s resemblance to yesteryear actor Savitri in Nag Ashwin’s Mahanati inspired this generation to experience the old hand fashion.

Girls, who adore the fashion that goes without bindi, now love to wear it in style. Most of them are wearing a long bindi to post their photograph on social media. However, this fever of Mahanati’s fashion has caught up with women not just in Telugu States… it has crossed overseas.

A group of women in Los Angeles dressed up as the veteran actor in sari, teardrop bindis, and loosely-plaited hairstyles on the release day of the movie Mahanati. They danced on her hit numbers at the theatre and celebrated Savitri.

The legendary actor always maintained a trademark look with her long bindi and short necklaces. She wore it regularly and it was almost like her identity. A 22-year-old writer, Saritha Bhupati, used to watch Savitri’s movies along with her parents since childhood and this made her wait for the release of movie. “I’m a huge fan of Missamma and Gundamma Katha, her roles always attracted me. Even after watching the movie, I couldn’t get enough of her and so, tried her style. Nevertheless, it’s not just me who tried her appearance; many are taking her as fashion inspiration now. I think this fashion might stay for a while, just as elbow hands and high neck for blouses,” says Saritha.

While wearing bindi on the forehead is passé for the younger generation, Carnatic music singer Nikhita Srivalli wears it regularly. “I do not follow any fashion trend, it’s my mom and granny who wear bindi on the forehead and so do I. Although, the shape of my bindi differs from circle to tear drop, I got used to it. So, when the movie released, I thought of giving it a try and took a picture with similar angle,” says the 25-year-old who carried the same look to theatre on the release day.

Like Nikhita, dialogue writer Lakshmi Priyanka wears bindi on the forehead. So, when the movie released, people mistook her trademark fashion to be Mahanati’s influence. But, she did love the praise and attention she got for carrying off the style with elan!