Amrita Rao shuns the model strut, plays coy bride on ramp


Dressed in a sheer pink saree, the 'Vivaah' actress walked the ramp caressing a pink feather, keeping with the 'Swan Lake' theme. "I am not a model and I did not want to walk like one. I told myself that I am walking in a garden and that is what I did. I think it also goes with the theme of Suneet's show," said Rao.

The 28-year-old actress reminded people of her character Poonam from the hit film 'Vivaah' as she walked and posed demurely.

"There comes a role in every actor's life which becomes the actor's identity, like when people think of Hema Malini they immediately think of Basanti.

Poonam's character from Vivah has stuck to me like that and I am glad that it has," said Rao. The actress who shook off her girl-next-door image with a glamorous makeover in 'Shortkut' said that her real life ward robe consists primarily of jeans and T-shirts.

"I have very few Indian dresses in my closet, you'll find western outfits mostly. We have such a costumed profession that in real life I just feel like wearing jeans and a T-shirt," said Rao. Verma's spring-summer 2010 collection is inspired by Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky's classic opera 'Swan Lake', with ballet setting the tone of the show.

"Any woman who is beautiful and elegant, including Amrita is a swan for me and my creations are for them. I have used the swan as a metaphor," said Verma.The collection which consisted of both Indian and Western wear was presented in a dramatic show, divided into parts interspersed by thematic ballet performances

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