Pooja Batra goes Turkish for designer Babita at LFW

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MUMBAI - Actress Pooja Batra, who recently walked the ramp at Van Heusen Men’s Week, yet again stunned the audiences by becoming the showstopper for designer Babita Malkani’s show at Lakme Fashion Week.

“I walked the ramp after nine years. As you know, I used to be a model before entering Bollywood. I felt really honoured when Babita asked me to be the showstopper,” Batra told IANS after the show.

Asked if it’s her slow stride back to modelling, she said: “I actually never went away for a comeback. I don’t like that word (laughs). I think that you should enjoy what you do and I enjoy walking the ramp.”

The collection showcased was representation of the art form of Cappadocia which brought in distinctive Turkish elements into the collection. There were block prints that have been drawn from the Cappadocian art forms. It had a unique mix of blues and browns, mixed with radical tie and dye techniques and layering of cutwork elements.

When asked what made her rope in Pooja as showstopper, Babita said: “We both know each other for a long time. I thought only Pooja could justify the collection. Her Turkish eyes and height were perfect for the show.”

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