Manish Malhotra's Mijwan fashion show with Deepika-Ranbir is finally happening!

File photo of Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor together. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Apr 17, 2018, 10.22 AM (IST)

Those who were waiting desperately for Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor to walk together on the ramp as reported earlier for Manish Malhotra’s ‘The Walk of Mijwan’ fashion show, can rejoice as the ace designer announced a new date for the show -- April 19. 

Like every year, entire Bollywood fraternity will gather to support the annual fundraiser fashion show hosted by the Mijwan Welfare Society. Designer Manish Malhotra is all set to put up a fashion show ‘The Walk Of Mijwan’ showcasing the exquisite craft of Chikankari work by Mijwan's women, fashioned into contemporary silhouettes by Manish in his signature style.

This is the 9th annual fundraiser for Mijwan in support of the movement started by Late Kaifi Azmi in 1993. Noted Urdu poet and writer Kaifi Azmi founded Mijwan Welfare Society with the goal of making Mijwan a scalable and replicable model of development with a focus on the girl child and women. In 1993 Mijwan didn't exist on the map of India. Today Mijwan is known worldwide.

Speaking on the motive behind this, Youth President Namrata Goyal said, "The annual Mijwan Fashion Show brings the spotlight on Mijwan and gives us the means to carry on all the work behind the scenes that MWS does- We run The Kaifi Azmi School and Inter-College for girls, The Kaifi Azmi Computer Centre, The Kaifi Azmi Sewing and Embroidery Centre. The Sewing and Embroidery Centre started with 40 girls, today it has 400 workers spread over 10 villages in UP.”

Veteran actress and daughter of Kaifi Azmi, Shabana Azmi said, “In the 9 years since the first Mijwan Fashion Show I have received unstinted support from my Film Fraternity. Everyone from Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan to Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra and from Priyanka Chopra to Shraddha Kapoor have walked for us."