Mandira Bedi & her Saree

May 13th, 2007


I wonder what level one can go to get attention or to be in limelight.

Flop actress and cricket commentator Mandira Bedi, while hosting a show on Set Max channel during the final of the World Cup Saturday, wore a sari that had the national flags of 16 participating countries printed on it. India’s flag, however, found place near her knees, which allegedly violates the Flag Code. The controversial sari was designed for Mandira by Satya Paul especially for coverage of the World Cup.

I reckon if Satya Paul had taken some more pain in designing the saree, the Indian flag would have found top place on the saree.”

Gyan Prakash Kamra, a Jaipur resident, has accused Mandira of disrespecting the tricolour by wearing it as a design on her sari.
“She has shown disrespect to our national flag. So I have lodged a police complaint against her under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971,” Kamra told.
Mandira reappeared in the same show by sporting a different sari and apologised on the television. “I had kept this sari specially to wear on the day of the final but if I have offended anybody’s sentiments, I offer my deep apology. It was inadvertent and not intentional. I am proud of being an Indian and do not have any intention to show disrespect to the national flag,” she said.
But Kamra says her apology only makes his case stronger. “Her apology does not matter. On the contrary, it makes my case stronger as she has accepted that she did it,” he said.mandirasikhtattoo

Mandira had earlier angered Sikh authorities for using a Sikh religious symbol on her body as a tattoo. She then sent a signed apology to the Akal Takht, the highest body of Sikh religious affairs, expressing regret over hurting Sikh sentiments by displaying an “Ek Omkar” tattoo in Gurmukhi on her bare back during a fashion show in Mumbai recently.

Mandira also have a “Tibetan Om” tattoo on her lower waist.” my belly button acts as the chandra bindu (dot) above it,” a proud Mandira said. The Tibetans however, are yet to file a complaint. She did a photo shoot for “Maxim” cover showing off her thong and Tibetan Om tattoo.mandira










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