With the aim of displaying the latest trends
in both the fashion and beauty industry as well as supporting a
worthy cause, Malathi Sivendran and Anusha are organising a
fashion show "Swayambu" on February 23 and 13 at the Holiday
Inn, Colombo 2.
The choreographers of "Swayambu" are two sisters
Vidya Balakrishnan and Shoba Ravishankar from most renowned
modelling school in India Viba and who are also accomplished
designers with their own label House of Viba. They have been the
choreographers for "Miss Chennai" pageant for so many years.
The popular Indian filmstar Kushboo, who is also
a film producer will be in Colombo to compere the show.
Ten supper models including the reigning Miss
India Simran will grace the catwalk. Kushboo runs her own
company Avni Media production.
Organised by ‘Madhar Shakthi’ and ‘Saiva
Mangayar Kazaham" the part of the proceeds from this show
benifit to Tsunami victims. Kushboo said: ‘I would like to give
our assistance to help the victims."
With over 150 films to her credit in all South
Indian languages, she has turned her attention to producing
Married to a director Sunder Kushboo’s debut in
the films like "Chinathamby" Murai Maman’ moved her career graph
to the top. A mother of two children Ananditha and Avanthika
both daughters she is now involved in producing a supper hit
‘Giri’ under her attention.
She is one of the producers of the popular tele
drama ‘Kungumam’ that was aired in Sri Lanka. Kalki a family
serial where she plays the title role - and a quiz programme on
family fortunes called ‘Jackpot’. Married to a director Kushboo
says that now her family is her first priority. "I love my kids
and my husband and I put aside all others for them - Kushboo
"I acted for a film directed by Sunder and the
next best thing was that he proposed mariage and without
battling an eyelid I agreed" said Kushboo with a sparkle in her
eyes. Any regrets? Not at all. We are very happy.
Sunder is understanding and loves to be at home
if he has no work, play with the kids and a domesticated husband
Her formula for success are she says
determination to learn the language, sincerity and
Born in Bombay but now living in Chennai,
Kushboo has a busy schedule everyday. Her day starts at 5 a.m.
in the morning goes to late nights. She loves Sri Lanka
specially because it has many respects resemblances to Kerala.
Talking of her husband she says that Sunder is a
wonderful father, understanding husband than he was my boy
friend. She is Blessed with two daughters Ananditha and Avantika.
Although he is a Hindu and I am a Muslim never
we discussed religious issues. I help him with his pooja at
A good cook Kushboo loves to make all kinds of
dishes at home
A non-veg, Kushboo joins two days a week to be a
vegetarian an act of love.
Her programme in Sri Lanka,Swayambu will feature
designer garments including bridal wear, evening wear , sarees,
shalwars, cholis and more by the House of Viba. Also on display
will be an exclusive jewellery collection by Wellawatte
Nithyakalyani Jewellers. Fantasy make-up and body art will be
created by Anusha Herbal Beauty Care.
Outfits worn on the ramp during Swayambu will be
retailed on February 12 and 13. A sale of trendy clothing from
the House of Viba and collections by Ananya will take place on
February 11 at the Saiva Mangayar Kalagam, 23, Rudra Mawatha,
Wellawatte. In addition 22 of Kushboo’s elaborate ‘Jackpot’
saree jackets will be on offer.
Funds, from the second show will help further finance the
development of projects of the Saiva Mangayar Kalagam that wll
be celebrating it’s 75th anniversary.