Mumbai: She is one of the biggest fashionistas in Bollywood but Malaika Arora Khan said things were completely different way back in the early days of her career.
The 43-year-old star, who has always impressed critics with her fashion choices, said she turned experimental over a of period time.
"I have evolved quite a bit from what I was. With age you kind of understand things better. My whole approach towards fashion and clothing has changed immensely.
"Initially I wouldn't think twice if I had to wear micro shorts, but now with time and age these things have come to consideration. Now, I am little more experimental. I was rigid earlier," Malaika told PTI on the sidelines of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017.
The producer-host said she doesn't like it when people wear clothes which don't suit their body type.
"I want people to check themselves before they leave their houses," she added.
Malaika today walked the runway for young designer Ridhi Mehra Sekhri, whose collection was inspired by the beauty and intricate interiors of Islamic domes.
Dressed in a red attire, the fashion diva looked elegant and sensuous. She said she has always liked walking for budding labels as they are the future.
"Every time a young designer asks me to walk for them I feel it is my duty to say yes and promote them. And If I can be a part for their success it is great for me as well. I like pushing new talents. Even in reality shows, I like supporting the budding artistes. It makes me feel happy and content.
"After being in the industry for so many years, promoting the upcoming stars is our duty," she said.
In her collection Ridhi presented printed handmade fabric stripes ingeniously woven together. The delicate bugle beads were turned into jaalis, while scallop print patches, fringes and metallic and fabric tassels added oomph to the ensembles.
"I love retro fashion and love the bell bottoms, the fringes, the tassels and the bling. It is my eternal go to fashion," Malaika said. PTI