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I’m a born actress, not a born model, Kareena Kapoor Khan said

I'm a born actress, not a born model, Kareena Kapoor Khan said here as she shimmered in a heavily embellished 30 kg golden ensemble at a couture gala.

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Kareena Kapoor said she is not a born actress, she's a born model. Flickr
Kareena Kapoor said she is a born actress, she's not a born model. Flickr

I’m a born actress, not a born model, Kareena Kapoor Khan said here as she shimmered in a heavily embellished 30 kg golden ensemble at a couture gala here on Thursday night.

Kareena felt “glamorous” and “beautiful” in the Falguni and Shane Peacock lehenga with a Parisian touch at the gala.

“I guess I am just a born actress, and not a born model. So when all the models were walking in front of me, apart from the fact that they are so tall and gorgeous, I realised that it’s so tough and I was so nervous,” Kareena told the media after the show here.

The “Veerey Di Wedding” actress stepped on the ramp with poise despite the 30 kg lehenga, keeping her jewellery minimalistic with just earrings, and letting the bespoke outfit with a Parisian vibe grab the limelight.

As she leaned against the cut-out of a crescent, Kareena lent a dreamy aura to the show, where models then took a final walk.

Model Kareena Kapoor khan. Flickr
Model Kareena Kapoor khan. Flickr

Kareena said: “I have walked the ramp for nearly a decade and more, but probably this is the first time I am wearing an outfit that weighs 30 kg. But if it wasn’t for Falguni and Shane Peacock, I wouldn’t have done it for anyone else.

“It’s making me feel glamorous… But I know it’s really really tough when you wear these heavy outfits throughout. But I am looking beautiful.”

The designers’ ensembles were teamed up with jewels by Prakshi Fine Jewellery.

Day 2 of the India Couture Week began with a show by veteran designer Pallavi Jaikishan, who showcased ‘Nostalgia’, an amalgamation of her classic old designs revisited and modified to a collection that resonates with the woman of today.

She took her two-decade old Chakra design and blended it with flower motifs, lending a contemporary avatar. Known for her classic flowers done in French knots on saris, these are presented with a new element.

Besides the usual tulle and georgette duchess satins, Jaikishan used a translucent fabric with a glass touch. She also used French lame and tissue for a pleated line and a line of French and Italian brocade lehengas with embroidered dupattas and blouses.

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The colour palette in dove blue, old rose and silver oyster with a touch of pink, was highlighted with metallic tones in various shades of gold and silver.

On the sidelines of the gala, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) felicitated model Renee Kujur, who came to limelight for her striking resemblance with international R&B star Rihanna. The tribal girl from Chattisgarh left her home and family years ago and came away to Delhi to make a life as a model. (Bollywood Country)

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Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan Believes in Reinvention

I can make jeans, T-shirt look like couture: Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Model Kareena Kapoor khan. Flickr

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan believes reinvention — in her personal and professional life — has driven her survival as a star in showbiz. She says she has the self-confidence to make even everyday fashion look like couture.

Kareena, in an interview to IANS here, said she finds her elder sister Karisma “more of a fashion icon” between the two, without a second thought.

“Most of the time you will see me in a jeans and a T-shirt. It’s besides the point that I can make jeans and a T-shirt also look like couture.

“I know I have that… I can… It’s just that I don’t like dressing up,” she said, just ahead of a glamorous showstopper moment at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 here on Sunday night.

From her maiden film “Refugee”, which saw in her in bare minimum make-up, to Karan Johar’s “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” — in which he presented her as the uber stylish Pooja aka Poo — Kareena has been fearless about trying different looks.

“It’s (the fearlessness is) a part of being successful… Actually I was trying to do different kind of stuff at a very early stage. In fact, I’d say I was very experimental when I was 19.

I joined the film industry to be known as an actress first, then a star. So I want people to remember my performance, even if the film does not turn out as expected. Wikimedia

“‘Refugee’ was a very experimental launch. It was not the typical glamorous girl. But again, I think there would have been no fun if there was no fear or excitement.

“It is good to be a fearless actor, but it is good to have a little bit fear so that your performance level is always high,” added the actress.

Reinvention is something she takes seriously.

“If I can’t reinvent as a person, I cannot be a better actor. The reason I feel that I have been in this business through decades and still been here is only because of reinvention.

“To constantly reinvent as a human being is so important,” averred the actress, for whom marriage and motherhood have been life-changing.

“They have made me and my thoughts so much better than what what they were, say 10 years ago.

Kareena Kapoor said she is not a born actress, she's a born model. Flickr
Kareena Kapoor said she is a born actress, she’s not a born model. Flickr

“Just sometimes not doing so much work, cutting out on travelling, taking a break and not really being a part of the Bollywood herd… A lot of things in my life that I have chosen to do are a part of me reinventing,” she said.

The actress, who came up with “Veere Di Wedding”, a coming-of-age story on female bonding last year, said she is glad that subjects and scripts are being reinvented.

“‘Veere…’ was a revelation. We have always spoken about male friendships, but we had never seen what female bonding is like. So I think in a way it took it forward in terms of content,” Kareena said.

Steering the conversation to her upcoming film “Good News”, which is on surrogacy, she said: “It’s a topic which not many people will touch upon, but of course it’s in a commercial space. It’s a lot more funny.

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“But we have to keep those dynamics in mind. The idea is to keep entertaining your audience, but with more content-based films.”

She will also be a part of Karan Johar’s period drama “Takht”.

“The entire ambience and setting will be so different. Besides that, I haven’t worked with Karan in many years… He has grown as a director from strength to strength and I am a very different actor today. So it will be very interesting.” (IANS)