"What bothers me about the red carpet, particularly, at Cannes is that it is an extremely important film festival where stunning films are shown and nothing of that comes in the papers. But it's only women in gowns standing with one hand on their waist. Cannes is not a fashion event; it's a platform for serious cinema"
"Every year now Shabana conducts this ramp fashion show to collect money for the very skilled villagers of Mijwan who do exquisite work on clothes," Big B wrote on his blog
The occasion, which marked the completion of 4 years in the journey of Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), showcased creations by ace Indian designer Manish Malhotra
Several Bollywood celebrities including megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ranbir Kapoor walked the ramp for a fashion show organised by actress Shabana Azmi in support of women's empowerment.