Mallika Sherawat is taking her love for the organic a step further. The actress, who believes in the naturalist way of living will wear an Anita Dongre outfit bearing an environmental message to the opening of the luxury hotel Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Says a source close to Sherawat, "Mallika will be flying to Dubai on November 19 for the opening (November 20) of Atlantis, The Palm. Kylie Minogue will perform at the party. Other stars expected include Denzel Washington, Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro and Oprah Winfrey among others."
The designer says, "I have given Mallika the option of wearing two gowns for the opening and a dress which she will wear at the party that night. They are fully embroidered, flesh-coloured gowns with sequins and crystals which will flatter Mallika's body beautifully. The dress is very interesting as it has a little message on nature. Apart from the fact that Mallika loves everything natural, I have been veering towards organic clothes of late. This dress, though not made of organic stuff has got a relevant theme with green as its basic color. All the outfits are fully hand-embroidered, high couture, timeless classic pieces and took three weeks to create."
The developers and operators of the hotel have sent invites to 2000 guests including prominent CEOs, business leaders, politicians, actors and musicians and members of the Dubai Royal Family. The Palm Jumeirah has been cited as one of the newest icons of the world and Atlantis, The Palm, is set to be one of the most luxurious resorts in the Middle East, with 360° views of the ocean, restaurants from acclaimed chefs and an 11 million-litre marine habitat that is home to more than 65,000 animals. Palm Jumeirah Island will be lit up in a giant fireworks display on November 20.