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Darsheel Safary steals show at LFW

The 12-year-old actor of Taare Zameen Par famewalked the ramp for designer Neeta Lulla at the ongoing fashion gala.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 31, 2008 18:34 IST

Bollywood actor Darsheel Safary of the Taare Zameen Par fame hogged the limelight as he walked the ramp for renowned fashion designer Neeta Lulla at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) here.

"I was both nervous and confident. I did not do any practice but it was nice," Darsheel told IANS.

The 12-year-old actor was in a brown velvet suit and off-white shirt and said: "I like what I am wearing and would give 10 out of 10 to her."

Apart from Darsheel, the show witnessed a bevy of Bollywood stars - Sameera Reddy, Sheeba, Bhagyashree and Shatrughan Sinha's wife and actor Poonam Sinha - seated in the front row.

Attired in a white kurta and churidar, Sameera said: "I love Neeta's work. There is always the 'Indianness' intact with it. As models sashayed down the runway I was once again pleasantly surprised by her creative brilliance. The Persian-look and the intricate embroidery the outfits had, were just beautiful."

"However, I must confess that Darsheel stole the show. I have seen so many show stoppers but he was the best," she added.

The show kicked off with a dancer wearing a yellow anarkali kurta and churidar swaying to the beats of Sufi song Sanam ab dil mein bhi tu hai... on the ramp.

"The theme of my collection was - I love you a little more than you do - was a tribute to immortal love," said Lulla.

"Everyday, all of us keep saying this to each other but don't give heed to it. The collection draws inspiration from a woman who loves his soul mate without any expectations," she added.

Followed by a brigade of models walking down the runway sporting flowing dresses of varied lengths and styles, kurtas teamed with churidars and slacks.

This apart, there were long gowns, mermaid skirts, corset tops and tooth short and long jackets. The outfits had splendid use of crush effect and intricate embroidery like zardozi, dabka and sequins work.

"The crush effect was in sync with the theme - varied form of textures like georgettes, organza, chiffon, fur and satin were used to bring out the subtlety of love.

"Also, a lot of embroidery was used because we are Indians and if we do not incorporate our own treasure (embroidery) how would we come of age?" Lulla added.

The colour palette ranged from ivory, beiges, pinks, maroons and burgundy, which "depicted the passion of love".

Models were tastefully accessorized with embroidered gloves, fur bands and flowers on the head.

Commenting on why she picked up Darsheel, Lulla said: "You can't depict love without a child, which has enormous innocent love for everyone. So I zeroed in on him."

Speaking on why the collection seemed as an extension of her Jodhaa Akbar line, she said: "It had to be an extension of 'Jodhaa Akbar' collection because the film is also about eternal love."

The five-day long fashion extravaganza with 57 designers participating is going on at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and would conclude April 2.