Alia Bhatt, the recipient of the Best Actress National Film Award for her role in Gangubai Kathiawadi, made a resounding statement on sustainable fashion during the National Film Awards held in New Delhi. The award was presented by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, during a ceremony on a Tuesday afternoon. Accompanying her for the event was her husband, actor Ranbir Kapoor.
Alia Bhatt gracefully adorned the white Sabyasachi Mukherjee-designed saree she had worn at her wedding in April 2022, radiating elegance and poise. This choice to re-purpose her wedding saree echoed a commitment to sustainable fashion. She complemented the attire with a white pearl choker and matching studs, styled her hair in a chic messy bun, and delicately tucked white roses on one side.
As Alia ascended the stage to receive her award, her proud husband, Ranbir, captured the special moment on video while sitting in the audience, beaming with pride for his wife.
Fashion arbiter Diet Sabya’s Instagram account commended Alia’s outfit choice for the momentous occasion and aptly highlighted that many women in India choose to re-wear their wedding ensembles for special events. The post received an outpouring of appreciation for the actress’s role in championing sustainable fashion.
Images and videos of Alia’s arrival at the awards event have been circulating on social media, with fans celebrating her choice to reprise her wedding saree look as she accepted her National Award.
In the Best Actress category, Alia shared the honor this year with Kriti Sanon, who also won for her outstanding performance in Mimi.