By Shubham Dasgupta, Kolkata, Mar 13 IBNS | 4 months ago

Singer-actress Monali Thakur on Wednesday was present at the 12th edition of the Kolkata Fashion Fair (KFF) here, to promote her debut Bollywood film, 'Lakshmi' directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.


Speaking of the exhibition, the 'Sawaar Loon' singer said she was impressed by the collection of sarees, accessories and handloom products and that the exhibition is sure to attract fashion conscious customers of all ages.

Complementing the wide array of fashion wears from ethnic Indian to international western, from accessories to garments and from home decor to lifestyle products, the playback singer said that she was left spoilt for choice.



Regarding her upcoming Bollywood film 'Lakshmi', she said it is a real life story of a 13 year old girl trapped in the vicious spiral of human trafficking and her following ordeal, where she finally brings legal justice for other victims of prostitution.

Monali Thakur said that the sensitive theme of 'Lakshmi' will reveal the crisis faced by women since time immemorial and instill hope and courage into real life victims of molestation.

Given the topic of the film, she made it clear that 'Lakshmi' is made to make the young generation aware of this brutal crime and is to be experienced as a movement and not a commercial box office venture.

Lakshmi has grabbed the Audience Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival and is scheduled to hit the silver screens on Mar 21.

(Posted on 13-03-2014)