New Delhi, October 13: Actor Saqib Saleem, who turned showstopper for designer Pawan Sachdeva, rocked the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) here on Saturday with an impromptu dance on the runway while the iconic number "Rock You" by Queen was playing in the background. Wearing a white shirt and trousers, paired with a powder blue jacket, Saqib also touched his father's feet and kissed his hand and then took the audience by surprise by doing an impromptu jig on the catwalk. Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week 2018: Athiya Shetty, Tabu, Yami Gautam & Prachi Desai Celebrate ‘Tribes of World’ With Style.
"I don't know (what made me do that)... I just felt like dancing. I have been a model before, we couldn't do all this then. That time we had to only walk straight and come back. Since I'm an actor now, so I took a little liberty," Saqib told IANS in a post-show conference.
Watch: Saqib Saleem Break Into a Dance on 'Rock You' by Queen
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He said the dance move was to impress his father who was present there at the event. When asked about Saqib as the showstopper for the collection, Sachdeva said: "He is the perfect face for my collection." Sachdeva said the collection, which saw a wide range of pants, shirts, and jackets, was "inspired by peace and harmony".
The fourth and concluding day also witnessed a show titled "Rainbow" which will celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to repeal the historic Section 377, which criminalised gay sex. It had almost 40 designers coming together showcasing a wide range and celebrating "love" on stage.