The first day of the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai saw a number of stars in attendance. Some strutted their stuff on the ramp while others were there to get a front-row view.
Smart lady that she is, Jaya Bachchan got rid of the cameramen who were hounding her by pointing in the opposite direction, saying, “Woh dekho Sridevi aa gayi”, “Woh dekho Hema Malini.” Each time, the camera crew actually fell for it.
Perizaad Zorabian was apologising to designer Raghavendra Rathore, saying she wouldn’t be able to make it to his show as it was her birthday the same day. However, there was reason for Rathore to cheer as he was conferred the best designer award for designing accessories for Cellucom — a cell phone and laptop retail chain. Asked how affordable the designer laptops would be, all Arjun Nagar, MD, Cellucom, said was, “Affordable is a difficult word!”
If designer Nikasha had her way, Sanjana Kapoor would have walked the ramp as well. “She comes across as a strong, level-headed woman. She isn’t too fashionable but is always impeccably dressed. That’s my collection in a gist,” said Nikasha.
Someone who did manage to get an enviable line-up to walk the ramp for his collection was Narendra Kumar. Unfortunately, Kumar’s three Bollywood showstoppers — Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse — didn’t accompany the designer to the post-show conference. The designer was caught off-guard when someone asked him why the B-town beauties weren’t with him.
The other film star who got a thunderous applause was Rock On!! actress Prachi Desai, who walked the ramp for Krishna Mehta. She was accompanied by actor Sameer Dattani.