This Tuesday, Bollywood fraternity came together to support the cause of girl child education by walking the ramp in the fashion show named ‘Mizwan – Sonnets in fabric’. The show was organized by Shabana Azmi, was conceptualized by Namrita Goyal and styled by renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra and Anita Dongre. The funds raised from the event will be given to the Mizwan welfare society, founded by eminent poet Kaifi Azmi, father of Shabana Azmi, for the empowerment of girl child.
The stars showcased the designs of the young students of five renowned fashion institutes of Mumbai. The likes of stars like Urmila Matondkar, Tushar Kapoor, Prachi Desai, Amrita Rao, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Raima Sen, Soha Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Celina Jaitley, Abhishek Bachchan, Konkona Sen, Malaika Arora Khan, Diya Mirza, Abhay Deol and R. Madhavan set the ramp afire.
Also present there was the Bachchan Bahu Aishwarya Rai, who said, “Very honestly we are here for Shabana Azmi. I think the fact that she is doing something so noble and fulfilling her father’s dream is definitely is very moving. We are here to support her to support her fathers’ dreams of all the accomplishments of Mizwan welfare society,” she said.
“What to me is very-very interesting is that you get generation next to get the opportunity of lifetime. They could never dream that while they are students all these leading stars would showcase their clothes and you connect it to a small little girl child that is still waiting to be empowered in Mizwan the village in which my father was born. His focus was the education of girl child,” said Shabana Azmi.