US-based celebrity chef and model of Indian origin, Padma Lakshmi, 40, may be walking the runway at the Lakme Fashion Week, to be held in Mumbai from August 17-21.
Lakshmi, who divorced author Salman Rushdie in 2007, will reportedly walk for swimwear designers Shivan and Narresh. “Talks are on with Padma Lakshmi. I cannot confirm till the advisory meeting takes place. She is a part of the fashion fraternity so this might just happen,” says Anjana Sharma, director fashion, IMG Reliance, the organisers of the event.
Narresh of the designer duo says, “If IMG is in talks with her to walk the ramp for us, we are thrilled and delighted to know of it. She had donned one of our creations on the Cosmopolitan magazine cover in the past, but we have no clue about her walking for us so far.” Till the time of going press, Padma Lakshmi’s spokesperson could not confirm the news. htc