Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor is walking the ramp as a
showstopper for emerging talents Kallol Datta and husband-wife duo
Pankaj and Nidhi at the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week
(LFK). The No. 1 Bollywood star has taken this decision in a bid to
promote the budding designers, who received a standing ovation from
the audience for their scintillating show at Winter/Festive grand
finale last night.
Wearing a black and white knee length dress with jacket and
black leggings teamed with stand-out eye make up, Kareena Kapoor,
popularly called Bebo, walked the ramp first for Kallol. For Pankaj
and Nidhi, Kareena looked stunning in a jet black basket woven top
with infusions of leather with long fringe detailing.
Usually established designers like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal,
Narendra Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani are allotted the grand finale slot,
but this time younger designers were given the chance to bring the
curtains down on the five-day fashion extravaganza. This year's
outfit of Kareena Kapoor contradicted with ace designer Manish
Malhotra's finale outfit in the previous season where she was the
This season she went dark as compared to her angelic look for
Malhotra earlier. Talking to PTI, Kareena Kapoor said, "I have been
on ramp earlier. I am very happy to be able to encourage new
talent. It is an honour to be wearing their collection on the ramp.
I should be thanking them for giving me this opportunity to wear
these clothes. It was electrifying to see the reception this
designers got today."