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Big B makes it a big day for LFW.

WITH everything going great guns, there's only been one dampener at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai so far -- the lack of ' real' celebrity presence.

But that was more than made up for on Sunday, when none other than Amitabh Bachchan walked in to watch designer Nachiket Barve's collection, with wife Jaya in tow.

All hell broke loose when the word got out that Big B was in the house and that too, as a front row guest. The photographers, who were beginning to get bored with nothing off the ramp worth shooting, went into a frenzy.

Barve, known to be a Bachchan favourite, was delighted. He said: " The Bachchan family is very close to me. My first collection at the Lakme GenNext show, a few years ago, was curated by Jaya Bachchan. I owe my success partially to their support and style inputs.

Abhishek had come to see my show last time. But this time, it is Sr Bachchan who has come. I am of course honoured and humbled." And his joy was doubled at the sight of what Jaya had worn -- a black sari with a colourful border designed by him.

" I have always shied away from Indian wear because I felt it should not look like someone else had designed it and should have my own stamp and a distinct visual language. It was the first sari I had made and it was for her ( Jaya Bachchan)," Barve said.

Big B had a classic elegance about him in his black suit and white shirt. He was also sporting his by- now- trademark nerd glasses. The nerdy grandpa glasses are a huge hit with the younger lot nowadays.

No wonder then, that Amitabh kept his fashion quotient consistent.

Looking like a serious student of fashion, Amitabh didn't move his gaze from the catwalk when Nachiket Barve and then Anupamaa Dayal showcased their collections.

The collections were a mix of Indian and western wear, keeping in sync with the festive spirit that the fashion week is showing.

Though he was his usual reticent self while interacting with the media, he agreed to pose for the photo- ops.

With inputs from IANS

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Date:Sep 20, 2010
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