Bollywood actress Koena Mitra was the showstopper at the recent Bangalore Fashion Show as she glided down the runway in an elegant embroidered rust-red floor-length lehenga choli for designer Priyanka Thakur’s traditional Indian collection called Bold & Bollywood. “Not only was she cheered the loudest, but even off the ramp she was chased by her fans eager to get their pictures clicked with her,” said a source, “It got really tough for Koena to get away from them all.”
Koena was enthused by the occasion and the designs. “Priyanka’s show was special and I liked her collection,” she confirmed, “I felt great wearing her beautiful ghagra-choli. People associate my style with Western outfits, so it was refreshing to carry off the Indian Bridal look. The outfit was heavy, but I guess that’s the beauty of Indian clothes.”
Koena’s last movie was the high-budget Kollywood action thriller Ayan with Surya and Tamannah, filmed in Africa, Hong Kong and India. Full of remarkable action stunts filmed by innovative director KV Anand, it seems destined to become a cult classic.