When actor and TV anchor Mini Mathur attended the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year at Salman Khans residence,she had no inkling that the day would pack in a surprise. Salmans sister Alvira Agnihotri,who likes the saris I wear,took me aside and insisted that I roll out an entire line of saris. She wanted them ready by October-end,in time for the launch of her multi-designer store Ahakzai, says Mathur,who has no professional training or experience in designing saris.
Within a span of two weeks,I travelled to Delhi and Kolkata,getting in touch with my personal network of tailors. I then put together 15 saris and even assembled a whole look around them,complete with stitched blouses and batuas, says Mathur. The idea was to offer a fun dressing alternative,says Mathur who opted for raw silk,thin tussar and phulia cotton.
Mathur plans to take up this profession seriously. I hope to launch a line on a portal and design a line of accessories sometime next year, she reveals.