In Eka


At the screening of Umrika at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, producer Swati Shetty was seen in an Eka sari. Props not only for going the desi route but also for keeping it earthy and bling-free.

Catch her inside in another Eka sari from the opening night.


Swati Shetty at Umrika Screening
at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


Swati Shetty at Umrika Screening
at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Photo Credit: Instagram


  1. Left the bling out but not the cleavage.And bling free and ‘earthy’ does not exactly translate into anything thats worth giving a second look here.

    • And what exactly is the problem with cleavage? Also, since when is it compulsory that ‘earthy’ and ‘bling-free’ have to exclude showing one’s cleavage. Jesus! Every woman has it and can show it even while wearing an ‘earthy’ look. What an uneducated and regressive comment.

  2. The saree looks like a lungi, and that sloppy drape brings it down a few more notches.

    For how to do “earthy and elegant”, look no further than Nandita Das.

  3. I love cotton saree’s but can’t get on board with this one. It is untidy and not at all elegant. My mom is a very elegant and sophisticated lady and she dresses like this at home and she would never step out looking like this.

  4. She looks better in the second picture.
    The first one, you may call, earthy, natural etc..but bottomline is that she looks a mom ready to cook dinner.

  5. Love the second look. The first one could’ve been better styled..perhaps with some accessories. It looks too bare.

    And jeez, I don’t have enough palms to put on my face for that cleavage comment above.

    • Yeah classy & sophistication is important for fashion of any race, culture or sub culture. It doesn’t matter if the sari is “earthy” handloom or blinged out Manish Malhotra, this kind of low blouse is bordering trashy. Nandita das can probably be a start point for her reference if she wants to do “earthy” & “classy” without being trashy.

  6. The comments in HHC drive me insane – and I only check in once in awhile, shudder to think of it on a daily basis. No appreciation or understanding of fashion subcultures, experimentation, fabrics, history, culture. If it is a cotton or silk sari expect maid, mom, granny, aunty, sloppy, horrible, I can get this for Rs 500 etc. Blinged up sari, lehenga, some designer dude from the West, what Anna Wintour is touting, favourite actress, toned lady expect hit it out of the ballpark! Only consolation is the daughters of the commenters are gonna shriek in 20 years mom what were you wearing. Unlike this lady’s daughter, if she has one.

  7. Second look is neat ! Wish she had tried a little more in the first look. I would call it ‘being a fashion snob’. The carelessly draped pallu , ill fitting blouse…..her face is the saving grace.

  8. People really need to calm down about a woman having cleavage. Sometimes your body type is such that its inevitable. And even if someone does it on purpose, what’s the harm? We aren’t talking nipple pasties but a hint of it is in no way trashy. I feel bad for these people who have never hugged a woman long enough to know that boobs dont bite.

  9. Like both sarees. Second one is draped better. She should have worn a brighter colored blouse and added a silver statement necklace to the white saree.

  10. Showing cleavage,wearing bling are all done to I assume make one look and feel attractive.So who decides whic of two is accepatable.For the women on beach in bikinis of course cleavage show is okay and for others who wear bling , of course bling is okay.So if ppl on this forum are pro cleaveg they shouldn’t thouw stones at bling and vice versa.Personally being a women I feel women show way more skin than men do.dunno why !

  11. Lady has striking looks and awesome body to make anything look good, but i wish the hair was neater in the first pic


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