Before Sabyasachi began lecturing Indian women about the saree, there was Sridevi.
The first on-screen crush of at least two generations, probably no other movie star in any language has had so many sensual songs as her in the five-and-a-half yards.
Back then, of course, the saree was the thing, but the way Sridevi maintained herself and the way she wore it, enabled directors and cinematographers to give it a superior edge.
Aku chatu, Telugu,
Movie: Vetagadu, with N.T. Rama Rao
‘Abbanee teeyani dabba’, Telugu
Movie: Jagadeka Verrudu Atiloka Sundari, with Chiranjeevi
Ammai muddu, Telugu
Movie: Kshana kshanam, with Venkatesh
I love you, Hindi
Movie: Mr India, with Anil Kapoor
Tere mere honton, pe, Hindi
Movie: Chandni, with Rishi Kapoor