Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone flaunt lungi for Chennai Express
Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are seen wearing a lungi in a new poster from Chennai Express. Both the actors look funky in the traditional look with aviators to complete the look. Shooting of Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone is on in full swing. The unit recently completed a long shooting schedule in Wai.
This is the first time both SRK and Deepika are working with Rohit Shetty. King Khan seems happy with the experience as he tweeted, “CE: Good shoot, good people, good vibes, good fun. Everyone feels, it’s sad the schedule is coming to an end. But we will be back! Ready..Steady..Po!” The film is produced by SRK’s Red Chillies along with UTV Motion Pictures.
Clothing in India
Clothing in India is dependent upon the different ethnicity, geography, climate, and cultural traditions of the people of each region of India. Historically, male and female clothing has evolved from simple garments like kaupina, langota, dhoti, lungi, sari, gamcha, and loincloths to cover the body into elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear, but also on festive occasions, as well as rituals and dance performances. In urban areas, western clothing is common and uniformly worn by people of all social levels. India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colours, and material of clothing. Sometimes, color codes are followed in clothing based on the religion and ritual concerned. The clothing in India also encompasses the wide variety of Indian embroidery, prints, handwork, embellishment, styles of wearing clothes. A wide mix of Indian traditional clothing and western styles can be seen in India.
Panche or Lungi
A Lungi, also known as sarong, is a traditional garment of India. A Mundu is a lungi, except that it is always white. It is either tucked in, over the waist, up to knee-length, or is allowed to lie over and reach up to the ankle. It is usually tucked in when the person is working, in fields or workshops, and left open usually as a mark of respect, in worship places, or when the person is around dignitaries.
Lungis, generally, are of two types: the open lungi and the stitched lungi. The open lungi is a plain sheet of cotton or silk, whereas the stitched one has both of its open ends stitched together to form a tube-like structure.
Though mostly worn by men, elderly women also prefer lungi to other garments owing to its good aeration. It is most popular in south India, though people of Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Somalia also can be seen in lungis, because of the heat and humidity, which create an unpleasant climate for trousers, though trousers have now become common outside the house.
January 04, 2013 – dailytimes.com.pk