Aditi Rao Hydari's Black Choli Lehenga and the Story of the 'Bottu'

Bollywood diva Aditi Rao Hydari stuns in a timeless black choli lehenga, adorned with intricate details, complemented by a traditional Andhra 'bottu.' Her fusion of heritage and modernity fashion is reflected in this cultural masterpiece.

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Aditi Rao Hydari exudes grace in an ethereal black choli lehenga adorned with intricate traditional details. The attire's timeless charm is heightened by meticulous craftsmanship, creating a tapestry of cultural richness. The tasteful silhouette accentuates her sophistication, and the lehenga, a masterpiece, drapes with fluid elegance, seamlessly blending classic aesthetics with contemporary allure. 


Aditi added a black bottu, a traditional Andhra bindi, to add a touch of cultural symbolism and enhance the overall attractiveness with a great blend of heritage and modernity. The actress took to her social media account explaining the significance of ‘bottu’ in her life. ALSO READ: After a Toofaani Reign in 2023, Here's a Glimpse at Shah Rukh Khan's Upcoming Buzzworthy Movies!

The post captioned:

“The little black dot!


I never wanted to wear a bottu
(that’s what a bindi is called in Hyderabad) when I was little.
It’s so much a part of the southern indian tradition, it doesn’t even count as dressing up.

My mother wears a kumkum bottu made out of turmeric in the most beautiful vermillion, I used to watch her make her kumkum bottu, just that and she would glow without a spot of make up.
I’d go to dance class and wear my neat middle parted long braid with no fuss but I just did not want to wear a bottu!
It was years later when I started shooting for Kaatru veliyidai with mani sir that I got attached to this little black dot on my forehead. From the costume trials with Eka ( @ekalakhani)
To shooting in Ooty, Ladakh , Serbia, the freezing cold, my Rudolph red nose and my little black bottu.

And here it is!
My favourite little black bottu





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As she dons this ensemble, Aditi Rao Hydari captivates onlookers with her innate sense of style and cultural appreciation. Her black choli lehenga, paired with the symbolic black bottu, stands as a testament to the fusion of tradition and modernity, creating a visual symphony that resonates with timeless beauty.


In her upcoming projects, Aditi Rao Hydari have a captivating array of films and series awaits, including 'Gandhi Talks,' a silent film co-starring Vijay Sethupathi and Siddharth Jhadav, an Indo-British collaboration titled 'Lioness,' and the eagerly awaited web series 'Heeramandi' by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, scheduled to stream on Netflix.





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