Gurgaon: Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen has marriage on her mind and says it's her dream to have a lavish Christian style wedding.
"It is my childhood dream to have a Christian style wedding, just like the fairy tales. I always imagine myself as a bride who will wear a gown, with a long train and veil. I find the idea of walking down the aisle and then being handed to the groom by the father very romantic," Sushmita said.
The 36-year-old former Miss Universe, who has two adopted daughters Renee and Alishah, said she is now thinking seriously about getting married.
"I will also do a traditional Indian wedding since my father wants me to. Right now I am seriously thinking of marriage. May be something will happen next year," she added.
Sushmita has allegedly dated director Mudassar Aziz and actor Randeep Hooda earlier. She was recently rumoured to be dating business man Imtiaz Khatri.
The actress walked the ramp for designer Mandira Wirk at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour here last night, wearing a full-skirted old rose coloured ball gown and looked every bit like the bride of her dreams.
"Walking around in this dress is very emotional because of what it depicts. I am a firm believer in the institution of marriage and I feel all these are signs that are telling me it is time," she said.
Wirk's collection oozed romanticism. The colour story started with fresh ivories to muted silver going down to powder hues of aqua, lilacs, lemons, apricots and rose pinks. There was a lot of layering with foil printed organza, pleated nets and crumbled satins.
The use of props such as umbrellas and fans added to the old world charm.
Origami and ribbon embroidery with soft bows, chiffon drapes and thigh high slits completed the look. Besides ball gowns, the collection also had slim evening dresses with tight pleating, one shouldered tulle gowns with stunning trains and body hugging shifts.
Earlier in the evening model-turned-actress Bipasha Basu walked the ramp for designer friend Nandita Mahtani, who displayed her resort-cum-evening wear collection.
"I started modelling from the age of 16 and within three years I was bored and decided to shift to films. But I love modelling because it gave me independence. I love coming back and working with my old designer and model friends," said
Bipasha, who wore a neon green maxi dress with detailed sequin work in the hemline.
Mahtani's collection consisted of a range of structured to easy flowing silhouettes. The colour boasted of deep sparkling metallics and bright summer hues of pink, red, yellow, green.
The fabrics used in the clothes were georgettes, chiffons, satins and crepes embellished with sequins, chains, stones and beads.