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'Explain the wardrobe malfunctions'

Repeated wardrobe malfunctions at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) have cheesed off the Mumbai police. In fact, the police's Social Service Branch isn't even sure they were 'malfunctions.'

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 19:14 IST

Repeated wardrobe malfunctions at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) have cheesed off the Mumbai police.

In fact, the police's Social Service Branch isn't even sure they were 'malfunctions.'

So, they're going to ask LFW organisers to clarify whether Carol Gracias' dress falling off and Gauhar Khan’s skirt coming apart were mere accidents or deliberate publicity stunts.

DCP (Enforcement) Sanjay Aparanti, who heads the special branch entrusted with the upkeep of public morals and women's is sues, says the incidents are "wrong, unethical and immoral."

That's a lot of adjectives. But he has more: "This is derogatory to the morality of every woman and society at large." Speaking to HT on Friday, Aparanti said LFW organisers should have been extra careful after the first 'malfunction' on Wednesday.

"The shows are being telecast on almost all TV channels, and such sights are harmful for children," Aparanti said. "We have taken serious note of it and the organisers will be asked to clarify whether the incidents were deliberate.” Aparanti also appealed to the media not to show the "derogatory" clippings over and over again.

"The media should exercise restraint. It needn’t wait for authorities to probe the matter," he added.

This is not the first time Aparanti has come down hard on "unethical" matters. His department had earlier cracked down on "sensuous" film posters put up across the city, starting with those of Pooja Bhatt's Rog.