‘Nervous’ Radhika Apte makes fashion runway debut

Mumbai: Actress Radhika Apte has impressed moviegoers with variations in many of her films but says walking the runway for the first time made her nervous.

“It was the first time I walked for ramp so I was very nervous and I hope it’s just the beginning,” Radhika told reporters post walking for label The Meraki Project By designer Sonali Pamnani.

Calling herself a cotton lover, the “Manjhi-The Mountain Man” fame actress says that she is grateful for being the part of fashion show and loved the designs for being so comfortable.

“I am very grateful that I am the part of this show as I really love this collection. I personally wear cotton a lot and of course loose clothes and I think comfort is the first thing for me. I am not a flashy person at all so this collection really suited me,” said the actress who was wearing a blue cotton Ikat knee length dress, with shoulder cut-outs. The pink bib detailing on the front added a playful touch to the ensemble

The Meraki Project by Pamnani’s collection ‘All Work and No Play’ delivered a message of pursuing passion for a living, and find true happiness in life.

The essence of the collection was portrayed through an eclectic mix of clothing, which reflected the heart and soul of the people who worked hard to create it. Classic silhouettes were creatively manipulated to present clean, minimalistic, anti-fit designs with a contemporary feel to them.

Soaked in natural, hand-woven textiles such as silk organza, pure cotton and hand-woven cotton Ikat, the collection was accessorised with sunglasses and gladiator sandals, rendered a modern appeal to the traditional Indian handloom.

Radhika also says that she is happy to use lot of traditional textiles grabbing spotlights nowadays.

“I am happy that these textiles are coming in . I feel these are the things that are celebrated most outside the country and sometimes we don’t celebrate ourselves… so its good to see such textiles,” she said.