He may have turned the big 50, but actor Anil Kapoor shows no signs of slowing down as he will walk the ramp for designer Anamika Khanna at the ongoing Pearls Infrastructure Projects Ltd (PIPL) Delhi Couture Week to promote his upcoming home production Aisha.
The Slumdog Millionaire star will be flanked by Lisa Hayden, Amrita Puri and Ira Dubey, who are debuting with the film, during his stint on the ramp on July 23. The foursome will be sporting jewelery designed by Raj Mahtani in the show. But Kapoor's elder daughter Sonam who plays the lead in the film based on Jane Austen's novel Emma, will give the show a miss as she is busy shooting with Shahid Kapoor for Mausam in Scotland.
Anamika is one of the Indian designers whose designs have been used in the film which is a co-production between Anil Kapoor film Company and PVR pictures. This is not the first time that Kapoor has taken to the catwalk. He had earlier walked the ramp for designer Kunal Rawal at the Lakme India Fashion Week in 2008. The actor is going the extra length to promote Aisha which stars Sonam and also marks the debut of his younger daughter Rhea Kapoor as a producer.
The actor's international career is also going great after Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire which went onto win eight Oscars. Kapoor was then signed on for the superhit US TV series 24. His growing fan base includes none other than supermodel Naomi Campbell, who had approached him for an autograph during a recent trip to South Africa.
The Couture Week meanwhile has seen the coming together of fashion and Bollywood in a big way. While Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan occupied the front row at Sabyasachi Mukherjee's show, Lara Dutta will walk the ramp for good friend Rina Dhaka.