The gorgeous Mandira Bedi sashayed down the ramp for Satya Paul's 'Resham and Zari' collection showcased on Day 4 of the Kolkata Fashion Week (KFW) II. The actor chats with India Blooms correspondent Sreya Basu after the show. Photograph: Avishek Mitra
Is this the first time you walked the ramp in Kolkata?
Yes. I was actually very excited about my ramp walk here. Kolkata is my birthplace and to walk the ramp in a Satya Paul sari in Kolkata is all that I could ask for.
You have walked for Satya Paul earlier as well...
Yes. My friendship with Satya Paul goes back five-six years now. I have walked for him in Dubai, Delhi and now in Kolkata. But this time I was asked not to smile while catwalking. So I gave a serious, yet sensuous look.
What in a Satya Paul sari appeals to you the most?
Satya Paul makes saris the way no one in India can make -- he is the best at it. They are treated differently and also the blouses are really unique.I myself own umpteen Satya Paul saris. Most saris I wear during cricket commentaries are from the Satya Paul wardrobe. What better endorsement can it be that I wear his sarees on and off camera most of the time.
Are you picking anything from his 'Resham and Zari' collection?
Actually most of it (smiles).
What do you love wearing on an every-day basis?
Saris are my favourite garment. I love salwar kameez as well.
Now that you are in Kolkata, are you going to take back anything from here?
I was in Kolkata last week and I shopped a bit. But this time I am pressed of time. I am off tomorrow morning. I have been away from home for quite some time now and my husband is missing me.