Ill-fitting outfits deprive ‘EMI’ cast of ramp walk at LFW

October 20th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The cast of Suneil Shetty and Ekta Kapoor’s “EMI” were deprived of a ramp walk at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) that commenced here Monday due to the lack of properly fitting clothes. Model-actor Ashish Choudhury and Neha Uberoi who star in the film backed out at the last moment as the outfits provided to them by designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil did not fit.

“I did not walk the ramp as the clothes did not fit me. It is not proper for an actor to walk the ramp if the clothes provided do not fit them properly and are not comfortable,” Choudhury told IANS.

“Even Neha did not like her clothes and decided to stay away from the ramp,” Choudhury added.

Choudhury said he had given his measurements over the telephone and there was no initiative from the designer’s side to arrange for a trial.

“At the last moment it was too late to make any adjustments and so we decided to stay away from the show,” Choudhury said.

The ramp walk was a part of the promotional campaign for the film and was organised by the renowned diamond and jewellery manufacturers Gitanjali - the brand association partner for the movie.

Sources said even Sameera Reddy, who is one of the brand ambassadors for Gitanjali, also backed out of the ramp due to similar reasons.

However, the producer-actor Suneil Shetty along with his wife Manna Shetty and Aashish Choudhury sat through the whole show.

“We don’t have any ill feeling against anyone and decided to sit through the show as it did not make any sense in walking out with ill feelings,” Choudhury explained.

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