Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan will be the showstoppers at the Karan Johar- Varun Bahl fashion showing at the HDIL Couture Week this year. Last year, Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan did the honours.
The Dharma scion Karan Johar, known for his emotional decisions, always decides on industry people he is close to, to walk the ramp, sporting his designs. The Bachchans are family and Roshan Jr is a new buddy and the star of his next, the Agneepath remake.
Interestingly, Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan, who flagged off last year's KJo show, will not be on the runway. They will be cheering him on from the sidelines. Says a source close to the producer-director, "Karan is being very secretive about who is walking the ramp for him tomorrow. Apart from the Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan, 40 other models have been shortlisted for the all-male collection."
Adds the source, "It's inspired by the Victorian era. It consists of formal wear: suits, shirts, overcoats and men's accessories. There's nothing casual in the collection."
Bachchan Sr confirms, "Yes, am walking the ramp for Karan on the 7th. Am nervous yet very excited for Karan."
Johar remained unavailable for comment.