Set Beautiful Free



The day I agreed to be the style partner for Vivek Oberoi’s charity event “Set Beautiful Free”, I knew that this year’s Raksha Bandhan is going to be a special one. Right from designing the outfits for the girls to spending time with them, every moment was an exhilarating one.
Walking into the green room backstage on the day of the event, the excitement of the little girls was palpable as they sprinted around. It was gratifying, to say the least, for me to see them so euphoric. They were ecstatic to get photographed in their lehengas.
When the power women who were to walk with the girls entered the event in my designs, I felt a sense of pride because each one of them looked stunning. Madhuri Dixit Nene looked ravishing in the cream lehenga that I had put together for her. Mary Kom carried of the anarkali kurta with great elan proving that she is not just good in the boxing ring. While Amruta Fadnavis was a picture of confidence as she strutted around in the structured yet flowing long dress, Shikha Sharma, the MD & CEO of Axis Bank looked elegant in the sari I had put together for her. The other iconic women present were Nita Ambani and Yashoda Oberoi.






The event was a high powered evening with the top echelons of society showing their solidarity with their marked presence. While Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis was the guest of honour, top cop Rakesh Maria was also present. Bigwigs from the corporate world hobnobbed with Bollywood personalities. Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor graced the evening and won hearts when he knelt down to let little Teju tie a rakhi on his wrist. The girls also tied rakhis on the wrist of the Chief Minister and Vivek Oberoi. Amruta Fadnavis wrapped up the evening by singing a medley of beautiful Bollywood songs.

The event was a huge hit and I couldn’t be happier for these little angels. I will always pray to God for their well-being in their safe haven. I wish they achieve everything they aspire for without being pulled back by the society. That in true sense will be setting beautiful free.