Kangana Ranaut dons traditional Manipuri Phanek, gets fans talking


IMPHAL | Sept 01, 2020:

Manipur handlooms have always been catching many an eye with its colourful and silk fabric and now it has made its way into Bollywood as famous actor Kangana Ranaut dons on the traditional Manipuri Phanek and Phi and uploaded it on her Instagram handle.

The actress on Tuesday delighted her fans from Manipur after she flaunts the Manipuri 'Phanek', a silk sarong, giving a boon to the handloom industry in the state.

The attire is designed by acclaimed Manipuri Designer Robert Naorem and gifted by her Manipuri school friend Bondina Elangbam.

Looking breezy in the attire, the 'feisty' actor also emphasised ongoing vocal for local products by saying, "Fashion should be inclusive but what is the point of including others and excluding our own? true meaning of Nationalism is Nation first, our own first…"

Fans were also in for a surprise as the actor decked up in the unusual avatar which is unconventional for Bollywood stars. Some even called the move 'Bold'.

This is the second time that Kangana has worn the Manipuri traditional attire. The first one was worn during the book launch of her Manipuri friend Bondina in Mumbai.