Actress Karisma Kapoor says that her big fan moment was meeting the legendary Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, who was considered a classical beauty and a fashion icon in her younger days.
The actress got the opportunity to meet Gayatri Devi during the shooting of Shyam Benegal's 2001 film Zubeidaa which also starred Manoj Bajpayee and Rekha.
"A few years ago, when I was making Zubeidaa, I met Rani Gayatri Devi for the first time and saw her elegance and her class. And you know that time I was also doing this movie which was also about a princess. So yes, it was a big fan moment," said Karisma Kapoor on the sidelines of Spring Summer Collection launch of designer Esha Amin.
Gayatri Devi's husband Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, played a crucial role for Jaipur State to become part of the Union of India. She had become an extremely successful politician, especially during the 1960s.
Karisma, who was present to support a designer, feels that comfort plays a key role in fashion for her, which even creates a style statement.
"I should wear what I feel comfortable in, for me that is fashion. And once you wear what you feel comfortable in, that makes a style statement,"
Karisma, one of the most sought-after actresses of her times, is currently embroiled in a tough legal battle with her estranged husband, industrialist Sanjay Kapoor.
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