Padma Lakshmi set to explode at IFW
Her presence at the forthcoming Lakme India Fashion Week could generate as much heat as boyfriend Salman Rushdie's novels. A fatwa against actress-model Padma Lakshmi is however ruled out.Updated: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST
Her presence at the forthcoming Lakme India Fashion Week could generate as much heat as boyfriend Salman Rushdie's novels. A fatwa against actress-model Padma Lakshmi is however ruled out.
While the globetrotting beauty's participation in the premier fashion event is yet to be confirmed, Padma herself remains optimistic about adding a dash of spice to the proceedings. "As a professional, I would love to be a part of such a grand occasion", she says.
Padma, whose delightful curves have graced the pages of international style magazines like Elle, Vogue and Glamour, remains noncommittal about teaching Indian models a thing or two about setting the ramp on fire. According to her: "The idea is to display a product or dress in its true spirit, society's perception of morality notwithstanding."Sensuality says Padma, 32, cannot be treated like a commodity. Neither can it be created by trial and error. "You either have it or you don't. For example I enjoy the best of both worlds. While my looks are essentially western, I also happen to radiate a certain oriental charm. That is what makes me so irresistible in fashion capitals across the world," exults the sultry rampwalker who will soon be seen in Kaizad Gustad's 'Boom' alongside a powerhouse starcast of Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif and Madhu Sapre.
Although there's still no official word on Padma's involvement with the LIFW, Indian fashion industry stalwarts are already excited about the prospect. "Padma is 5'9" of pure oomph and her body language is simply amazing. The way she is able to communicate with the audience has made her a hot favourite with well-known brands like Armani and Versace who prefer to cast her in all their showings", says ace designer Rohit Bal.
First Published: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST