New Delhi, Bollywood veteran Jaya Prada, who walked the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) ramp for designer duo Ashima-Leena here Saturday, says though she was nervous about the catwalk at first, she felt like a “queen” once she stepped on stage.
“I felt on top of the world while walking on the ramp. I was really very nervous before because I have never done it before but once I was there I felt like I’m the only one there. I felt just like a queen,” Jaya told IANS after the show.
The 47-year-old actress, who featured in films like “Sharaabi” and “Sargam” and is an MP, didn’t look a wee bit nervous as she took to the ramp wearing a differently styled, multi-coloured and floral salwar-kameez.
Her hair was tied in a bun and ornamented with two real pink lilies.
Though she Indianised her catwalk a bit to match the tune of the background song “I have a dream”, she looked extremely excited about being a showstopper.
Jaya Prada says she had fun while dressing up in the outfit, applying make-up for the show and setting her hair for the show.
“Even if I am into politics now, I am still an actress….and I like dressing up. I think it’s fine if politicians go in for a bit of glamour at times,” she said.
Besides Jaya Prada, Ashima-Leena had also brought former cricketer Kapil Dev and chess champion Tania Sachdev to sashay across the fashion runway.
While Kapil wore an olive green kurta-pyjama with leaf motifs on it, Tania looked young and chirpy in a short, balloon-like dress and gave a shy smile on the ramp.
The designer duo were promoting “Go green, go Delhi, go haute” through their show.
While on one hand, their clothes reflected nature through colourful floral motifs, the sportsmen brought alive the idea that there must be environmental consciousness among all to create a greener Delhi for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in 2010.
“We wanted to be different and spread a message for everyone through fashion,” Leena told IANS.