Sonam Kapoor was at her sensuous and playful best as she walked the ramp for fashion designer Rohit Bal at the India Bridal Fashion Week.
She broke into a jig to the "sexy" cabaret number Aa jaane jaan from the 1969 Hindi film Inteqam playing in the background.
The heart-warming Lag jaa gale (Woh Kaun Thi, 1964) set the pace for the show, and then the audience couldn't stop humming and swaying to melodies like Yeh hai reshmi zulfon ka andhera (Mere Sanam, 1965), Baahon mein chale aao (Anamika, 1973) and Aaiye meherbaan (Howrah Bridge, 1958), moving on to more contemporary Kehna hi kya (Bombay, 1995) and an instrumental version of Roja jaaneman (Roja, 1992), only to return to Aa jaane jaan.
In a cream-coloured lehenga choli with understated gold embroidery and kundan jewellery, she, however, hardly made a coy bride, blowing kisses and laughing out in her carefree demeanour. The jhoomar on the side of her head and other ornaments caught many eyeballs.
Bal's Mulmul collection saw an interesting melange of the pristine simplicity of muslin and grandeur of velvet, with different forms of embroidery and surface ornamentation.
The veteran designer used antique Kashmiri embroidery on muslin to tie-and-dye techniques on fabrics like chanderi and voiles. Rich jewel tones like royal blue and regal red combined with ivory muslin gave the ensemble a unique grandeur.
Victorian collars, structured corsets, gowns, achkans, bandhgalas, angarkhas and saris dominated the collection. It was replete with myriad options for both men and women.