Lakme Fashion Week has had a penchant for grandiose shows and path-breaking designs, and the finale show for the Winter/Festive season, which wrapped up yesterday, was no different. With symphonic melodies playing in the backdrop, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s opulent collection, titled Illuminate, filled the runway.
Even as the music reached its crescendo and the chandeliers went dim, a resplendent looking Kareena Kapoor Khan walked out, and gasps filled the room. As she walked slowly across the ramp, the five-month pregnant Kareena caressed her baby bump with every pause she took.
Designer Pria Kataria Puri was all praises for Kareena’s act. “Kareena is the brand ambassador for Lakme, and it was already decided that she would walk the ramp,” she says. “However, the fact that she agreed to do so, despite being pregnant and the organisers too deciding to go ahead with it, is worth applauding. I think she looked absolutely radiant and beautiful.”
Kareena’s walk for Sabyasachi seems to be a sneak-peak of the signs of times to come. The actress, was asked earlier if she intended to take a maternity break. She shot down the suggestion with a simple, “I’m pregnant, not a corpse.” True to her word, Kareena made an appearance at the fashion week, and is reportedly going to start working on her upcoming movie, Veere Di Wedding too next month. In an industry that has often seen actresses quit at the peak of their careers, to get married or to start a family, Kareena’s attitude towards maternity comes as a breath of fresh air.