Mumbai:   Deepika Padukone's skirt goes under the hammer online. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Salman Khan's NGO 'Being Human'.

Says a source, "Producer-director Rohan Sippy came up with the idea of auctioning the skirt  online. The beneficiary was discussed and the choice was unanimous - Being Human. They feel it has been involved in some exceptional charity work."

Why Deepika's skirt? "While on a nationwide tour, the DMD team is discovering that while the track itself is being criticised, there is great excitement over the costume that Deepika wears in the music video. There is a huge demand for it," reveals the source.

Rohan Sippy says, "We are all surprised by the reaction to Deepika's look in the track. We decided to auction it for charity." Anushka Manchanda has crooned for the DMD title track ‘Mit Jaaye Gham’ song that Pritam Chakraborthy composed.

Today's Gal!
Says designer Anahita Shroff Adjania, who was responsible for Deepika's look in the film, "We wanted today's girl at a rave -- barefoot, dancing on the sand, wearing anklets and a white dress.

Deepika's blouse made of stretch lycra, looks like a choli and is cut in such a way that the back looks bare.

The skirt moves like a subtle shimmer as there are pieces of  metal sheeting in it along with chiffon and is attached to a leather band. She has a tattoo and feathers in her hair to give her a beach-grunge look."