Bollywood's young star Alia Bhatt put up a confident front while walking a three-ramp set-up in a lehenga as heavy as over 20 kg, for ace designer Manish Malhotra's show at the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week. She said she was nervous as she's usually clumsy.
"I get very nervous. I am not the best walker. I am a very
clumsy human being, I fall (while) standing, so walking on the ramp
wearing (an outfit of) almost 25 kg and high heels, looking good,
posing and smiling while people are clapping...I think it's nerve
wrecking, but I think it's the best two minutes," Alia told
reporters post the show.
With minimalist make-up, a roughly done-up hairdo and no
jewellery, Alia carried the red bridal wear couture outfit, adorned
by vintage gold embroidery, with aplomb Saturday night.
Adding more Bollywood flavour on the ramp was Aashiqui
2 actor Aditya Roy Kapur, while off the stage and in the
audience were names like Urmila Matondkar and Huma Qureshi.
Alia is fresh out of tasting success with her latest Hindi film
Humpty Sharma Ki
Dulhania, in which her character is hell-bent on getting a
lehenga worn by Kareena Kapoor in a film. Here, she was happy that
in real life, she was getting a chance to walk for Malhotra, who is
one of Bollywood's favourite designers and has been responsible to
lend a makeover to many of Hindi cinema's heroines.
"I think when you're walking in a Manish Malhotra outfit, it's a
big day. It's a special day. I was telling someone that I am very
happy that my film has done well, but I'm happier to be walking for
Manish. It's a great achievement," Alia said.
She also recalled a time when she was in the audience for a
Manish Malhotra show.
"I was here two years back and Katrina (Kaif) was walking the
ramp. I was sitting in the audience with Karan (Johar) and was
thinking, 'How do people walk?'
"I remember Katrina was sitting and her outfit looked heavy. I had no idea then how heavy it was but when you walk yourself, you realise how heavy it is. But it's beautiful, I loved it," she added.