Ahead of first death anniversary, Boney Kapoor to auction Sridevi’s saree

It’s going to be one year since Sridevi left for the heavenly abode. On her first death anniversary, Boney Kapoor is going to do a noble cause. A Chennai-based online platform, Parisena is going to hold an auction in which Sridevi’s favourite kota saree will be displayed for auction.

The money generated from the auction will be donated to Concern India Foundation, an NGO. The online bidding price starts from Rs 40, 000 and is still going on and has already touched Rs 1, 30,000.

Sharing details of the auction, Parisera website could be read as, “While the entire industry was awestruck by the unstoppable phenomenon called Sridevi, the audience was falling in love with a woman who was a firecracker in disguise. Only a few actors can be remembered for their screen names, Sridevi was definitely one of them.”

It concluded with, “She started her career as a child artist and quickly catapulted the hierarchy to become one of India’s first female superstars. This iconic actress was also revered for her fashion choices. She dazzled in Kanjivarams and looked like a mini-constellation. Her fans have always adored her saris, and it is perfect that the Kapoor family decided to auction one of her favourite saris. They have partnered with Concern India Foundation and have chosen Parisera as the online portal. We are humbled beyond words to bring you this sari.”

Another statement pertaining to the same could be read as, “Being born in a South-Indian household, the actress has worn saris as a badge of her identity and has always infused a sense of unique charisma into its pleats. For the auction, the family has chosen a Kota sari. It is light, bright and emanates the perfect essence of Sridevi. Its versatility is widely known, this stylish weave can be worn to a reception, soirée or to a simple party. Handmade silver trinkets or a string of pearls will enhance the beauty of this luxurious weave.”

Speaking about her love for sarees in an interview with Verve, Sridevi had once shared, “I am very comfortable in saris. South Indians wear them a lot. For us, it is very easy to wear the sari — whether it is a heavy silk or a light chiffon one.” Do you know, who her fashion icon was? The actress had shared, “Maharani Gayatri Devi, for she was very elegant. The way she carried her chiffon saris and pearls was extremely graceful. I remember thinking that I would dress up in the same way, some time in the future. And, if we speak of Western icons, I would name Princess Diana. She was dignified.”