Unlike most of the fashion weeks we attend (and cover for MissMalini) all over the country, which have numerous celebrities gracing the front row or walking on the ramp, the first day of the India Kids Fashion Week, in Mumbai, was low on celebrity quotient.
And that’s probably good because the tiny-tots who walked the ramp were the true stars of the show and they had everybody in the audience cheering and clapping loudly for them with the eclectic atmosphere frequently punctuated with “Ooohs!” , “Aahhs!” and “Oh! Cho chweet!”
We heard rumours of Hrithik Roshan being the show-stopper for the Hot Wheels by Narendra Kumar Ahmed, but they only screened an AV which featured the star. There were also rumours of Sussane walking the ramp with their sons, Hridaan and Hrehan, but the entire Roshan family was conspicuous by their absence.
However while choreographer Nisha Harale Bedi was getting the kids ready for the shows, we went backstage to do some celebrity bytes. But we only managed to grab a few moments with Bollywood star Dia Mirza, who walked as designer Rocky S‘s show-stopper.
Among the other show-stoppers were:
Dancer Sandeep Sopparkar who took to the ramp for the brand Just For Kids (JFK) with his son Arjun while his wife, model Jessae Randhawa, sat in the front-row, cheering them on.
Actress Tisca Chopra who dazzled in a flowing red skirt and walked for Sonali Mansigka’s finale.
Rubina Ali, the young girl from the slums of Bandra East, who played Latika, in the cult film, Slumdog Millionaire, walked for the brand Monalisa.