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Madhuri Dixit turns 'devi' for Anju Modi's show

PTI 11 Aug 2012, 9:31:06 IST
New Delhi, Aug 11: Wearing a cream embroidered lehenga, black blouse and red muslin dupatta, Madhuri Dixit transformed into a devi for designer Anju Modi's Bengal-inspired collection at the PCJ Delhi Couture week this evening.

After reciting a Rabindranath Tagore poem, Madhuri sashayed down the ramp with her trademark smile, her hair in loose curls around her shoulder, reminiscent of the Chandramukhi that she was of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's “Devdas”. 

The song ‘Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ashe' in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan from the film “Kahaani” played in the background.

“My collection is inspired by Bengali literature and the films inspired by it, such as ‘Charulata', ‘Devi', ‘Parineeta' and ‘Devdas'.

Red is a very prominent colour in Bengal. I have focussed on the power of woman - lovable and energetic. I have taken the influence from Bengal an twisted it to make a fashion statement,” said Modi.

“Madhuri is the epitome of elegance, an intelligent, passionate human being. She is the devi of my collection,” she added.

The show began with models walking in with a backdrop of scenes from black and white Bengali films playing, showing women at the riverside, boats on the Ganges and the iconic Howrah Bridge.

Cotton, muslin, tusser blend were the fabrics used to create the layered lehengas, jackets, half-saris and drapes.  Colours were mostly red, white and black.

Modi has been designing Madhuri's outfits for her TV show “Jhalak Dikhla Ja” as well and said that they've been associating for a year now.

“I have known Madhuri for a year now. Like a typical American she was shopping online and she came across my clothes. When I met her I found her to be down to earth person. She eventually became my muse,” said Modi.