Vidya Balan's love for saris is well known, and she has made a statement with the garment every time she has stepped out wearing one.

A couple of years ago, the National Award-winning actor visited villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to observe weavers.

Now because of her love for saris, especially in fabrics such as cotton and handwoven silks, a popular group of Hyderabadi weavers has invited Vidya to launch their store in the city.

A source says, "Vidya has the most varied and enviable collection of saris. Her wardrobe has saris of every fabric, right from cotton to Kanjeevaram silk. She has always supported the revival of handloom and spoken about its importance and relevance. She is aware that Hyderabad is renowned for Pochampally saris in cotton and silk, Narayanpet saris with gorgeous zari work and vibrant Gadwal saris."



Vidya, who is the national brand ambassador for the Silk Board of India, is "delighted" to receive the invitation. "The launch is scheduled to happen in the coming month, and in order to support the weavers and handloom [industry], Vidya will be flying down to Hyderabad," adds the source.

Vidya couldn't be reached for a comment.