He certainly knows how to combine colours to create the right effect and Phadnis did the same when he chose earthy shades along with traditional hues for his ensemble, which boast of lehengas in different cuts and designs, anarkali and free flowing kurtas teamed with churidars and palazzo pants. From tussar, net and brocade, he used fabrics in shades such as reds, greens, creams and yellow. When the models flaunted his creation on the ramp, it said a lot about his astute craftsmanship.

The icing on the cake was the Bollywood divas whom the designer dressed in traditional lehengas. "This is a milestone in my career and not just a show, I wanted someone with whom I share a great relationship as a showstopper. Dia and Bipasha, I have known them for years now and our friendship goes beyond clothes. They were not typical showstoppers," said Phadnis.

Dia looked as beautiful as ever in traditional cream lehenga with golden border teamed with kurti, black jacket and dupatta, while Bipasha Basu stunned in red lehenga with heavy embellishments teamed with blouse and cream dupatta draped in a traditional manner. The chanting of Sanskrit shlokas in the background elevated the entire experience.


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