She was born and brought up abroad, but she has come to love everything Indian, courtesy her stay in Bollywood. Actress Nargis Fakhri, who walked the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week ramp for a jewellery brand here Saturday, says she's in awe of the intricacy that goes into making traditional Indian jewellery.
As the showstopper for jewellery brand Azva, the "Rockstar" actress flaunted an opulent statement choker which complemented her flamboyant black gown on the ramp.
For her catwalk, she flaunted one of Azva's pieces from its latest collection of 22-carat bridal gold jewellery.
"I like to wear jewellery, even though I like my look to be minimalist. When I go out for events, I like to have at least one statement piece. It always adds glamour," Nargis told IANS in an interview here.
For the ramp show, her jewellery piece was handcrafted in gold with an antique finish designed by a craftsman from Junagadh.
"I'm hoping someone will buy it for me someday," the actress quipped, and added that she is yet to buy herself an exquisite piece of ornament.
She says she prefers Indian designs in jewellery.
"I'm intrigued by traditional Indian designs. They are so beautifully handcrafted and the designs are so intricate and beautiful. I really prefer the Indian designs," the actress added.
Since Nargis wore a black gown for the bridal show, one couldn't help but ask if she feels women have gone beyond the stereotype of colour in bridal wear.
To that, the New York-born beauty said: "I come from a culture where we wear white for weddings. In India, it's different. But I really feel that there should be no set notions, and a bride should only wear something when she's comfortable in it."
Luckily, Nargis was at ease while walking the ramp. She always finds it a fun experience.
"It's something I am confident about. It gives me an adrenaline rush - who wouldn't want want to wear beautiful clothes and jewellery and look wonderful - it's a dream job for many," she said, admitting that her "heart starts racing" when she's on the ramp.
Though she had a bit of an 'oops' moment before the show ended, she smiled on. That's some confidence!