Showstoppers at the Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW): Salman Khan, Malaika Arora

Lakme India Fashion Week began in Mumbai on March 28th. The show saw plenty of beautiful dusky models sashay down the ramp in some of the best fashion wear. The fashion week began with four shows from designers Rocky S, Surily Goel, Anshu Arora Sen and Manish Malhotra. Bollywood brigade turned up in full force to show their support for their fellow colleagues and friends.
In fact, many of our bollywood celebs walked the ramp for their fellow designers. John Abraham, model turned actor walked down the ramp with model Shivani Kapoor for designer, Rocky S’ show. The fashion week opened with Rocky S’ collection and several of his other designer friends and participants in the LIFW like Manish Malhotra and Narendra Kumar Ahmed were there to cheer him on and show their support. Bollywood also made it’s presence felt with the likes of former actress Sangeeta Bijlani and husband Azharuddin Mohammed (former Indian Cricket Captain), Dino Morea, Sophie Chaudry and Alvira Agnihotri (Salman Khan’s sis).

For Manish Malhotra’s showing, the star designer of bollywood, there was a huge turnout of bollywood celebs both on the ramp as well as off it. Preity Zinta sizzled on the ramp for her favorite designer Manish. She looked drop-dead gorgeous in Manish’s creation and beau, an industry scion, Ness Wadia seemed completely enthralled by her radiant beauty. Another strong Manish Malhotra supporter who walked the ramp in high spirits was Kajol and cheering her on was kid sister Tanisha of Neal n Nikki fame. From the senior bollywood bandwagon one spotted Jaya Bachchan and Kirron Kher. Manish’s protégée Surily Goel who had her own showing later on was also present. Karisma Kapur looked young and fresh as ever. Amrita Arora and Diya Mirza were spotted chatting with one another. Director Karan Johar came in from out of the country especially for his buddy Manish’s show. Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, Bobby Deol and wife Tanya were also seen at this show.

Several bollywood biggies turned up for designer Surily Goel’s debut show at the Lakme India Fashion Week. Former actress Neelam Kothari opened the show and looked as stunning as ever. The showstoppers were the dynamic Salman Khan and Malaika Arora Khan both sizzled and sashayed down the ramp. While the kool Khan walked down the ramp, his bollywood friends Preity Zinta, Karan Johar, Gauri Khan and Akshay Kumar whistled and cheered him on. Sallu looked uber cool in a jacket which appropriately read ‘Royalty’. Sis-in-law, Malaika Arora Khan also managed to cause a flutter when she threw a bouquet of roses to husband Arbaaz Khan. Neetu Singh, Reena Kapoor, Natasha Madhvani Khan and Nandita Mahtani were also there to check out Surily’s collection.

Also, seen walking the ramp was Koena Mitra in a Maheka Mirpuri lehenga. She looked completely stunning and so different that audiences were quite unsure of who the beautiful lass was. Arbaaz Khan also walked the ramp for Banu Sehgall; he was his usual cool and confident self.

Overall bollywood celebs completely overshadowed the rest of the models and seemed to have taken over this year’s Lakme India Fashion Week. Our bollywood celebs have a tendency to make their presence felt wherever they go and they seem to be having a whale of a time doing it too.