New Delhi: Ace designer Ritu Beri has roped in Abhishek Bachchan to launch the fourth edition of her annual children`s fashion collection and she says the actor is the perfect choice because he is a great father.
Abhishek, 37, who has one-year-old daughter Aaradhya with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will be the star guest at this year`s charity Baby Beri show for The Blessed Hearts Foundation.
"The Bachchans have always been generous and have done their bit for the society. Moreover, Abhishek is not only an excellent actor but he makes a great dad too. With baby Aaradhya in his life, he not only relates to Baby Beri but is equally excited to be a part of this charity event. I couldn`t have thought of anyone else but him as our Star Guest for the show," Beri told reporters.
Actors Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kapoor have been part of the charity event in previous years.
The theme of this year fashion show is `Hippie Baby, which Beri says is extremely colourful and the mood of this collection is absolutely carefree and crazy.
"I am mixing the casual look with a little tribal feel, the clothes are wearable and easy. The amalgamation of their generation with the style from the 1960`s, is absolutely adorable and intriguing," Beri said.
In 2010, Beri was conferred the Chevalier dans l`Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters), by the French government, for her contribution to the fashion industry.
The designer, who has completed 22-years in the fashion industry, said she is happy to see the metamorphosis it has undergone.
"Fashion industry has undergone a tremendous metamorphosis, since I joined the industry back in 1990. Now people are conscious about what to wear, they want to look their best at all times which is fantastic," said Beri.
"Also, today our designers are constantly showcasing in various fashion capitals of the world. India`s fashion is spotted on the fashionable ramps of the world and is a huge source of inspiration," she said.
First Published: Friday, March 01, 2013, 14:23