Did you know? Alia Bhatt's 30-year-old ivory Resham saree for Hope Gala took over 3500 hours to make!

Alia Bhatt hosted her first-ever charity event in London yesterday. The Hope Gala was held at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. The initiative was supported by the actress' chosen charity, Salaam Bombay Foundation, which provides education and job opportunities for disadvantaged adolescents in India to complete school and access better employment. The lady of the hour was dressed to represent India's heritage.

Alia opted for a saree from the collection of renowned veteran fashion designer duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. Created in the year 1994, the 30-year-old saree was revived for the actress' special day. The ivory Resham saree took over 3500 hours to make. Adding dimensions and life to the saree, it has been made with different stitches. Alia paired it with a halter-neck blouse featuring delicate pearl embellishments on the back.


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Alia was styled by Ami Patel. Sharing pictures from the Hope Gala on Instagram, the actress wrote, "I had the great pleasure of hosting an evening that was truly special, brimming with so much love, purpose, and hope. Thank you @mo_hotels for bringing our vision to life, and to @salaambbayorg for empowering and supporting young lives, providing them with what they need for a brighter tomorrow. HOPE GALA 2024 (sic)."