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A New Drape

Mini Mathur has designed a line of bright,colour-blocked saris.

When actress and TV anchor Mini Mathur attended the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year at Salman Khan’s residence,she had no inkling that the day would have a lot more in store. “Salman’s 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,” recollects Mathur,who has no professional training 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 a range of 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. She plans to take up this profession more seriously. “I hope to launch a line on a portal and design a line of accessories sometime next year,” she reveals.