Kangna Ranaut used as bait at Lakme Fashion Week?

Mar 24, 2015, 14:00 IST | Asira Tarannum

Lakme Fashion Week organisers put Kangna Ranaut's name in the list of showstoppers even though she had declined their offer

Kangna Ranuat had been approached to be the showstopper for designer Tarun Tahiliani at Lakme Fashion Week, but she had to turn it down as she is currently shooting in Delhi. Regardless of her refusal, the organisers sent out messages to guests and the media that the actress would be a part of the show, say sources.

Kangna Ranaut
Kangna Ranaut

"A few designers had requested her to walk the ramp for them, but she had expressed her inability to do so. However, the organisers mentioned her name as Tahiliani's showstopper. So when Chitrangada Singh walked the ramp for him on Sunday, it took the onlookers by surprise," adds a source.

A member of the organising team insisted that a list of celebrities they had received from various agencies had Kangna's name as part of Tahiliani's show. "The showstoppers often change at the last minute depending on their availability. So we retain all the suggested names of celebrities in the list of our shows. We found out at the last minute that she wouldn't be able to make it," says the member on condition of anonymity.

The actress' spokesperson maintains she did not accept any offer to walk the ramp due to her packed shoot schedule. "It was unfair to put her name in the list when she had clearly mentioned her unavailability," the spokesperson says. 

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