Bollywood actress Esha Deol made a grand entry at WIFW as a ‘runway bride’ wearing a traditional wedding ‘lehenga’ but it was her mother Hema Malini, who got maximum cheers from the audience.
The mother-daughter duo turned showstoppers for B-town’s favourite designer Rocky S.
The 28-year-old actress, who has been away from films for sometime now, wore a maroon and green lehenga-choli while Hema looked elegant with a sari of same colour paired with a burnt orange coloured blouse.
The veteran actress got a standing ovation from the crowd as several people in the front row stood up to clap for the ’Dreamgirl’
Esha said she was happy to be a ‘runway’ bride and had no plans to tie the knot anytime soon.
“Well! I would rather be a runaway bride. Thanks Rocky for getting me and mom to walk down the ramp together with such lovely. I was a bit nervous since I am wearing this heavy ghahgra but thankfully I had my mom to hold onto,” Esha said.
The actress, who was last seen on the big screen two years back in ‘Hijack’ told PTI before the show,” I am goning to be in a comfort zone to walk the ramp with my mother” while Hema said she was very excited to share the ramp with her daughter.
Rocky S said that one word which describes the mother-daughter duo is “grace“.
He, however chose Hema over Esha when asked who looked the best among the two. “Definitely Hema Mam, Esha is my friend but I’ll take Mam’s side. Actually, both of them look gorgeous,” Rocky S said.
The collection had fabrics like flowy silks, georgettes, satins, jacquards, traditional rare brocades, crepes ornamented with embroidered sequins, mukaish, zardozi, gota work, bejewelled with antique gold and exotic broaches peeping through sheer net.
“I wanted to keep it traditional and feminine. I have purposely stayed away from Blacks this time,” said Rocky S who highlighted colours like maroon, rust, peacock blue, sea green, beige to created the mood of lavishness with his collection.