Masaba open to do cameo appearances in films

Noted designer Masaba says she is open to acting but would prefer doing only cameo appearances. Married to producer Madhu Mantena, who co-founded Phantom Films, the 27-year-old designer said she might try hands on acting in small roles.

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"If not full-fledged roles, maybe cameo appearances," Masaba told PTI when asked if she would like to act in movies. Masaba said she is not involved in her husband's work.

"It's (producing films) a thankless and stressful business and I have enough stress of my own," she quips. Daughter of legendary West Indian cricketer Viv Richards and actress Neena Gupta, Masaba is all geared up to present her collection at the upcoming season of Lakme Fashion Week here from March 29 to April 3.

She says the inspiration for her collection is old Indian aesthetics and culture.

"We have modernised the contemporary Indian 'ikat' patterns and used Indian elements like the chhap tilak, sliced garlic and chillies," she said.

The collection will consist of frill concept saree, voluminous baggy pants, Angrakhas with layered jackets. The colour story for the collection would be red, soft pink, canary yellow and baby blue.

"It is a very vibrant collection with digital and pigment prints, while the fabrics used are mainly cotton poplin, crepe and light silks," Masaba said.

A Bollywood celebrity would be walking down the ramp for Masaba but the designer did not revealed the name. She has tied up with fitness tracker maker Fitbit as partners for the fashion week.

"We will be showcasing the new Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta in interesting ways through presentation. We believe in fitness and believe that FIT is always in Fashion," she said.

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