Shabana Azmi’s annual fashion show in her ancestral village of Mijwan where the biggest names in films, fashion and business come together in solidarity for the annual fundraiser fashion show hosted by the Mijwan Welfare Society, has been postponed. Both of Shabana’s showstoppers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have fallen ill. Says Shabana, “It is so bizarre. But we are keeping the faith alive and waiting for them to recover and get back on their feet. Until then…que sera sera. I am cracking jokes and keeping my very young and vibrant show-organizing team’s spirits up. They’ve been working round the clock to ensure the annual event goes well. I am keeping them regaled with jokes, biryani and chocolate waffles. We’re waiting for Ranbir and Deepika to recover and then the show must go on.”
Designer Manish Malhotra was all set to put up a spectacular fashion show ‘The Walk Of Mijwan’ on 9th April 2018 showcasing the exquisite craft of Chikankari by Mijwan's women, fashioned into contemporary silhouettes by Manish in his signature style. This was the 9th annual fundraiser for Mijwan in support of the movement started by Late Kaifi Azmi in 1993. Ranbir Kapoor, Goodwill Ambassador of the Mijwan annual event since 2014 was to walk the ramp along with Deepika Padukone.
But as Shabana sighs, “Woman Proposes, God Disposes. We are helpless.”