Designers Ashima and Leena will be showcasing their collection at the Wills India Fashion Week today by using the stars Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. “When Azhauddin and Rubina came back from the Oscars and then went back to their slums, our hearts went out to them,” said Leena, “We want to keep their glory alive.”
The designer duo will also take the opportunity to use the event to launch the Ashima-Leena Jai Ho Foundation, which they hope will reach some of the children highlighted in the film. “There must be several Rubinas in the slums and hopefully this foundation will reach those children and help them with their education,’ Leena added.
Following their success in Slumdog, Azharuddin and Rubina have been cast together in upcoming movie Kal Kisne Dekha which will feature cameo roles from Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla.
The fashion world is abuzz this week at the thought that Bollywood beauties Deepika Padukone, Minissha Lamba and Mughde Dohse may also be involved in this week’s WIFW event. Former model Deepika appears almost certain to walk the ramp for Ranna Gill, as might Mughde Godse and it’s thought JJ Valaya’s collection might feature Minissha Lamba. Meanwhile, rising star Kalki Koechlin has confirmed she will be involved in the event.