After getting an all-guy gang of fellow actors to walk at his Being Human show last year, Salman Khan has now requested his leading ladies, among a few other actresses to scorch the catwalk this time. The all-girl brigade will walk the ramp at a fashion showing hosted by Salman Khan and his sister Alvira Agnihotri at the LFW on October 9. The proceeds from the show will go to Salman's NGO, Being Human.
The success of last year's show (see box) is seen as reason enough to sign on to be a part of the charity event, and ergo, be in the man's good books.
Alvira and Salman have sent out personal invites to Khan's leading ladies and they have responded almost instantly.
Here's what you can expect...
THE THEME: Changing fashion trends over time as showcased by outfits that symbolise various eras.
CONFIRMED: Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Asin, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji.
IN TALKS: With Sushmita Sen, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone and Ameesha Patel.
> "Though Katrina and Salman are no longer together, she continues to be friends with Baby (Alvira) and Bhai (Salman). They asked her and she immediately agreed."
> Priyanka, who also had issues with her Mujhse Shaadi Karoge co-star will be specially flying down from the UK for a day to walk the ramp for him.
> Bipasha patched up with the actor during an awards event held earlier this year. "They are good buddies now," reveals our source.
> Bebo is doing the show despite reports of her not getting along with Khan during the shooting of Main Aurr Mrs Khanna.
Khan's Dabangg heroine Sonakshi Sinha hasn't been confirmed as yet. Also Malaika Arora Khan, Salman sis-in-law and the Munni of the moment won't be walking the ramp with him. Says the source, "The show will feature only Bhai's leading ladies, so Baby and he haven't even asked Malaika."
There will be no showstopper. The girls will walk with Salman and Aamir for the grand finale. The ensembles have been designed for free and will be auctioned off later. The Kapoor sisters -- Karisma and Kareena -- will walk together. Salman and Aamir will be the only guys walking with the gals.
Manish Malhotra will design the only two Indian outfits -- for Lolo and Rani. The rest have been sourced or designed by stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania. Though invited, Shilpa Shetty can't attend because she will be in London attending a family event.
In 2009, Salman put together an all-male cast for the Being Human Fashion Show. The men who walked the ramp included Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Govinda. It was the first time Aamir modelled for a show and took to the ramp. This year as well, the actor will be present to show support to his friend, Salman.