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Anil Kapoor: Before I became an actor, I modelled

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor recently walked the ramp and turned show stopper for designer Ashish N Soni’s finale titled ‘La Dolce Vita’ at the Wills Lifestyle India fashion week. The actor was wearing a White shirt paired with a dinner jacket as he walked down the ramp, a bright red multilevel stage set reminiscent of an Opera theatre. “This might come as a surprise but much before I became an actor, I modelled. I had walked down the ramp for late Mr Dhirubai Ambani for a travel show…and later became an actor,” Anil said.

The monochrome collection featured peplum dresses, polka dot shirt and trousers, flared skirts, jackets, short satin dresses, trench coats, ball gowns, dinner jackets and tuxedos. The fabrics used by the designer were mostly satin and silk. “I was super excited about doing the finale. I hope it went well and with Mr Kapoor walking the ramp, it couldn’t have been better,” Ashish said

There was live singing and music by a jazz band while models walked down the stairs set on the ramp. ‘La Dolce Vita’, in English means ‘The Sweet Life’, and was a 1960 comedy-drama film written and directed by the critically acclaimed director Federico Fellini. The movie is a story about a passive journalist’s week in Rome, and his quest to search happiness and love which never comes to him. It had won the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Costumes.

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