No wonder she is darling of all, especially girls... Deepika Padukone recently launched a clothing line with Van Heusen and the brand wanted to put together a fashion show for her collection. While the brand was keen to have top models walking the ramp for the show, Deepika however suggested that rather than models, her fans should get this opportunity.
The team then chose 10 female fans of Deepika from across the country to walk the ramp. Randomly picked fans from different cities will be all flown in.
We were told that Deepika would spend time, interact and groom them. For this, Deepika has worked around her schedule, by shooting night to ensure she can personally groom these girls. In fact, Deepika is keen for them to taste of what it's like being a professional model. They will undergo rehearsals, make up, grooming, trials and everything else before they hit the ramp.
Since the ace actress herself believed in this idea, she took full responsibility of grooming the girls who would be walking the ramp for the very first time.
Said Deepika "I thought it would be interesting to pick girls who identify with the way I dress. We haven't selected them on the basis of their looks, height or whether they are experienced models. It was a random pick from the entries we had."
"I will try to make it as memorable and special for them. I will spend time with them, chat and groom them so that they go back with great memories," added Deepika, who made style statements with her looks in 'Cocktail', 'Race 2' and 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' among others.
She further said, "I have always been grateful to my fans and, in whatever little way, I have always tried to give back."