Esha Deol at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week press conference, New Delhi.
Asked when she would be walking down the aisle, instead of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) ramp in Rocky's creation, Esha laughed, and said: "Well! I would rather be a runaway bride".
The young actress matched steps with her evergreen mother, veteran actress Hema Malini, who was the cynosure of all eyes at the closing show on the third day of WIFW. While Esha sported a splendid maroon and green, heavily embroidered lehenga-choli, Hema stole the limelight with her grace in a similar coloured sari teamed with an embroidered burnt orange coloured blouse.
"It was wonderful walking the ramp. Rocky has given me a beautiful sari to wear. It has a wonderful combination and it was very nice walking with Esha," Hema told reporters.
Esha, who did not look even a wee bit nervous while walking the ramp with Bollywood's 'dreamgirl', said: "This isn't the first time that we are on the runway together. But I am thankful to Rocky for having given us such lovely outfits to wear."
"I was a little nervous walking in this heavy ghagra, but thankfully I had my mother to hold onto," she added.
Rocky, who is among Bollywood's favourite designers, didn't have to think twice before judging who among the mother-daughter duo looked best. "Definitely Hema Ma'am!" he said, and added: "Esha is my friend but I'll take Ma'am's side." When Esha made a sad face to that, Rocky was quick to add: "Actually, both of them look gorgeous."
Rocky's collection was a sellout among the audience for his use of bright colours and eclectic combinations like blue, red, teal, pink, peach, burgundy, green with a heavy use of borders, motifs and tassles. The outfits were primarily suits, saris and lehengas in silk, georgette and brocade. The range starts from Rs.10,000- 1,15,000.