Rohit Bal invites Sonam Kapoor for an impromptu dance


Designer Rohit Bal is known for his innovative and flamboyant design. After all, only great things are expected from the talented Kashmiri designer who counts some of the most well known celebrities of the world and India among his clients. His latest show in New Delhi on the fourth day of the India Bridal Fashion Week gained a new dimension when the designer suddenly invited Sonam Kapoor to join him in an impromptu dance. The audience cheered and clapped as the two danced with typical Bollywood ‘latkas and jhatkas’.

The show featured Bal’s highly acclaimed bridal collection inspired by Indian Elizabethan traditions. The collection titled the “Mulmul Masquerade” featured heavy gold Kasab embroidery in the best of Kashmiri tradition on fabrics such velvet, chanderi, voils and mulmul. Models were walking down the ramp dressed in sarees, lehangas and jodhpuri pants classically teamed with short jackets. Bal has shown his customary flair and had gone for a lot of black in his ensembles which is not commonly seen in Indian bridal attire. Red, white and ivory has also been used to great effect.

Bal had dressed Sonam Kapoor as a traditional Mughal bride. Her white golden mulmul lehanga was perfectly combined with the thick maang tika on the side of the parting of the hair and another on her forehead. The overall look was typically Indian and the model said, “I feel beautiful”.

As the models walked down the ramp decorated with lit lotuses which are a trademark of a Rohit Bal show, classical numbers from Bollywood were played. Using melodious and traditional numbers conveyed the real spirit of the show. It was towards the end of the show when the classic, “Aa …….. jaane ja …..” was playing that Bal took the stage and as he danced along, he invited Sonam to join him.

"During the last song when I looked back and saw Sonam dancing, that was the moment for me. She was dancing like Helen ji. Since the collection was purely Indian I selected some of my favourite Indian songs. All the songs were such where people could relate to them and I feel it`s really important to create an ambiance with which people can relate," said Bal.

"I always wanted to act in films which had this kind of music. But it was enough for me to walk, listen and be a part of it in some creative way," Sonam said.


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