Viewers in the US and Canada were finally able to catch a glimpse into Oprah’s January 2012 trip to India as the American-based media star recounted her travels on the show, Oprah’s Next Chapter. It was the first time Oprah visited the country, a visit which brought cheers and jeers from Indians alike. For those that couldn’t watch outside of North America, here are video highlights of the first part which aired April 22, 2012. Part 2 of Oprah Travels to India airs April 29, 2012 on OWN.
First Look: Oprah Travels to India on Oprah’s Next Chapter
Oprah travels to India for the first time and meets Bollywood’s biggest stars, including “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Plus, Oprah visits Mumbai’s infamous slums and has a traditional Indian meal at a home where four generations live under one roof.
Oprah’s Va-Va-Voom Sari Fitting
Indian women have been wearing saris—long pieces of ornate fabric that are draped over petticoat skirts and fitted shirts—for thousands of years, but for Oprah, this is a first. Watch as fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani presents Oprah with the beautifully detailed saris he created for her and helps her get the perfect fit.
Exclusive Webisode: Oprah’s New Favorite Thing to Wear
Indian fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani helps Oprah drape the colorful sari he designed for her. Then, Tarun explains why the sari—Oprah’s new favorite thing to wear—suits voluptuous women.
Oprah Visits a Family’s One-Room Home in the Mumbai Slums
On her first trip to India, Oprah wanted to visit the Mumbai district known as Colaba, where thousands of people live in cramped spaces and share bathroom facilities. Watch as the Hegde family gives Oprah a tour of the 10-foot-by-10-foot concrete room they call home.
Oprah Explores the Slums of Mumbai and Shares Her Reflections
Oprah says she now knows what’s really important after visiting the Hegde family’s 10-foot-by-10-foot home in Mumbai, India. Watch as Oprah tours the family’s bathing area, where 60 neighbors share four toilets and a small room for washing. Plus, find out why Oprah says this experience changed her forever.
Oprah’s First Traditional Indian Meal
While visiting the Somanis, an upper-middle-class family living in Mumbai, India, Oprah sits down for her first traditional Indian meal. Watch as she discovers what it’s like to live with four generations under one roof. Plus, Oprah learns the proper way to eat from the thali—which means “platter” in Hindi—using her hands.
Oprah Goes Bollywood
The media in Mumbai, India, called it the “party of the year.” Go inside the lavish bash thrown in Oprah’s honor by billionaire socialite Parmeshwar Godrej and her husband, Adi. Watch as Oprah experiences Bollywood entertainment and meets India’s biggest stars, including A.R. Rahman, the celebrated composer best known for his work on the Oscar®-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
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