Rashmika Mandanna recently walked the ramp for the first time at the India Culture Week (ICW) 2022 in New Delhi. The actress shared pictures in her gorgeous red lehenga describing her experience as the showstopper for fashion designer Varun Bahl at the event. In her caption, Rashmika revealed that it was her first time in Delhi and her first appearance at the ICW where she tried to walk like a “pro model” on the red carpet but failed. And soon, her personality “of just smiling and having a great time took over.” She wrote: “1st time in Delhi…1st at the fashion week! I had butterflies in my tummy…I tried to walk like a pro model…It clearly didn’t work out. My personality of just smiling and having a great time took over.. but I surely did have a blaaaaaastttt! Thank you Varun Bahl for my very first walk! It will always remain very special. I love your art and I love your vibe. Cheers to doing a lot more cool stuff together. Thank you Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and thank you team for making this so much fun!”
The actress wore a red lehenga with a fully embellished corset. It had “appliques such as sequins, cut dana, beads and crystals, which highlight the flora and fauna inspiration” of Varun’s “New Leaf” collection.
Varun Bahl’s Instagram post, too, featured Rashmika’s ramp walk at the ICW. The caption read: “Presenting ‘New Leaf’ with our beautiful muse Rashmika Mandanna at FDCI India Couture Week 2022.”
On the work front, the 26-year-old actress will mark her Bollywood debut with Mission Majnu co-starring Sidharth Malhotra. She will also feature in GoodBye with Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta. Directed by Vikas Bahl, GoodBye will release on October 7. The actress has other films in her line-up including Pushpa 2: The Rule and Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal.