KANAKAVALLI VIGNETTES - PREMA NARAYAN GUEST CURATES
Prema Narayan, Kanakavalli’s October Vignette, is a former Miss India and Bollywood actress who was far ahead of her time. Inspired by an aunt she adored whose life as an actress gave her early exposure to the world of film, Prema went from a teacher trainee to Miss India, a model and finally, a well-known face in Bollywood. In this candid conversation, Prema opens up about the glamorous and the not so glamorous moments from her life as a beauty pageant contestant as well as her foray into cinema. At a time when women in the Indian film industry had few options beyond the stereotypical, Prema took on every new role as a challenge, making bold choices in the characters she played. Reflecting on the changing landscape of Bollywood, she delights in seeing the many opportunities for women, and says she would consider making a comeback on the silver screen if she found the right role.
Taking the time to browse through the Kanakavalli repertoire, Prema curates a selection of saris reflecting her love for the drape that she has worn ever since she was a young woman. Shop the curation right here, and read the entire conversation on our blog.