Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will turn showstoppers for designer Manish Malhotra, who will display his collection at Mijwan Couture Fashion Show, hosted by Shabana Azmi in association with her NGO Mijwan Welfare Society. In a new interaction, the veteran actress said the couple represents ‘glamour, power and courage’ and the forthcoming Mijwan show highlighting them would be the ‘grandest event to date’.
In a recent interaction with Mid-day, Shabana Azmi applauded showstoppers Deepika and Ranveer. “Deepika is sensitive to the cause of empowering women and the girl child. Individually and together, they represent glamour, power and courage,” she said. Deepika had walked the ramp with actor Ranbir Kapoor during the last edition of Mijwan Couture Fashion Show in 2018. Deepika looked stunning in an embellished lehenga, while Ranbir looked dapper in a black sherwani.
Shabana said she was happy Ranveer was the showstopper this time. One of Bollywood’s favourite couples, both onscreen and, in real-life, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will walk the ramp together first time in the forthcoming fashion show.
Shabana said that in numerous ways Ranveer and Mijwan Welfare Society, began by the late Kaifi Azmi and run by Shabana, have had a similar journey. “When I requested him to be our showstopper, he said yes in an instant. He had walked for our third fashion show at the start of his career, and today, he is a big star. Ranveer epitomises the fledgling steps we took when we first started, only to become a brand that is recognised internationally,” Shabana said.
Shabana likewise said that Manish Malhotra’s new Mijwan collection would be ‘white-only’. In his past collections, the designer highlighted the chikankari handwork done by the artisans of Mijwan.