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Raghuvanshi says that all arts have a shared heritage and it is this multi-disciplinary approach — including art, fashion and design — that needs to be addressed. "Also, the performing artistes have kept traditions alive, especially that of wearing a sari. The grace with which they carry the sari is beautiful. There is a certain rhythm to the whole thing. You can't just drape a sari on a model and be sure that there will be elegance on the ramp," says Raghuvanshi, who has included paintings by artists such as Niren Sengupta, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Shridhar Iyer and Manisha Gawade, apart from her own.
Vocalist Meeta Pandit, also walking the ramp for the first time, will wear a pink sari with abstract work on it. "It will be interesting. I have never walked the ramp but I am excited," she said. Other artistes to be spotted at the show include Bharatanatyam and Odissi exponent Sonal Mansingh, sitar player Shubhendra Rao , vocalist Madup Mudgal and Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer Swapna Sundari.
The artwork and wearable art will be on display in an exhibition from November 23 to December 31 at Ekaya, D-7, Defence Colony.
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