Fawad and Deepika stole the show at IIFA 2016 when they each went down on one knee for the other. This time they came together as showstoppers for Manish Malhotra at FDCI Indian Couture Week 2016 and their chemistry was just as electrifying, if not more.
Titled “The Persian Story”, Malhotra’s collection was nothing short of regal. His showstoppers for the night, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone were dressed as royalty on the show.
Reportedly, Fawad was nervous about his show, though he has been a showstopper for several local designers, the ICW was ‘daunting’ for the actor.According to NDTV, when asked if it was his first time on the runway in Delhi, Fawad said: “In Delhi for the first time? In India for the first time. Obviously (it was) very daunting.”
“It is my India runway debut and it was daunting for me. I have probably walked the ramp three times and this is the fourth time. But it was an absolute pleasure to walk with Deepika for Manish,” the actor told DNA India.
Fawad opened the show for the coveted Indian designer in a black kurta and deep maroon palazzo-pyjama. Deepika, who was chosen to close the show, wore an off- shoulder choli and a train lehenga with intricate gold embroidery.
The designer was all praises for the Pakistani actor and couldn’t stop gushing about both his showstoppers.”I am so thankful to Fawad for being here and dearest Deepika. I know her since she was a model and her first film. It’s a very special moment,” said Malhotra.