Ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were supoosed to walk the ramp for Mijwan on April 9. Now, designer Manish Malhotra is glad that actors are now in good health to walk for his show that will celebrate the seventh edition of his label in association with the Mijwan Welfare Society.
"It gives me immense pleasure to share that Ranbir and Deepika will be walking the ramp for Mijwan, a project very close to my heart, on April 19 at JW Marriot. I am really glad that both Ranbir and Deepika's health allows them to walk for my show," the designer told IANS.
"We are excited to showcase our design direction for Summer 2018 spotlighting the art of Chikankari. Both actors truly embody the global-Indian appeal that the collection stands for," he added.
Both the actors were due to take spotlight at the fashion event earlier this month. However, the event was postponed to Thursday.
Malhotra is excited to showcase the variations of Chikankari along with elegant embroidery techniques with the 'Mijwan Summer 2018' line.
Manish Malhotra announced the reunion of Ranbir and Deepika with an Instagram post. "I am thrilled to have Deepika and Ranbir as showstoppers for the Walk of Mijwan. I have worked with them before in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and they both are not only fantastic actors but style icons for millions of Indians," Malhotra told IANS over an email. ''In Deepika I find the confidence, grace and femininity that embodies the inspiration of my collection. Ranbir has an effortless sense of style and what he wears, he truly owns. His panache and magnetism compliment what a Manish Malhotra man is,'' he added. Malhotra will showcase the variations of Chikankari along with elegant embroidery technique in the fashion show. 2018 will mark 9 years of Mijwan.
Meanwhile, speculations are rife about Deepika tying the knot with her Padmaavat co-star and rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh. Reports suggest that their parents have shortlisted four dates between September and December. However, venue and designer is yet to be finalised.