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Fab or drab? Kamal Siddhu models beachwear on the runway

Last updated on: April 15, 2014 18:14 IST

Sizzling swimwear on the runway

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Sports Illustrated magazine launched its iconic annual Swimsuit Issue in Mumbai with a swimwear fashion show by designer Ambika Sanjana -- take a look.

Good two months after releasing its annual Swimsuit Issue, Sports Illustrated launched it in India with a beachwear fashion show by designer Ambika Sanjana's label biKa in Mumbai.

The theme of the line was... hold your breath... the 1947: Liberation, which would (if you could stretch your imagination considerably) explain the devnagri numbers on this firang model's bra!

ALSO SEE Sports Illustrated features THREE hot bods on cover

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Image: A model in a biKa creation
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Kamal Siddhu

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Those of a certain vintage would remember Kamal Siddhu making us sweat under our collars.

Does she have the same effect on you now too?

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Image: Kamal Siddhu in a biKa creation
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Surelee Joseph and Ambika Sanjana

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That right there is the super-talented model Surelee Joseph presumably trying to keep a straight face having walked in one of Ambika Sanjana's (R) creations.

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Image: Surelee Joseph and Ambika Sanjana
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Models in beachwear on the runway

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Models, mostly foreigners, walked the runway in teensie-weensie bikinis.

And yes, that is indeed the rupee symbol on the bikini bottom.

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Image: Models in biKa creations
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Nisha Harale and Ambika Sanjana

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Designer Ambika Sanjana with her bevy of beauties and the model Nisha Harale (who didn't walk for the designer) at the end of the show.

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Image: Ambika Sanjana (C) Nisha Harale (3rd from L) pose for the cameras.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Puja Gupta

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Also making an appearance at the show in a fairly unremarkable number was the former Miss India, Puja Gupta.

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Image: Puja Gupta
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Leander Paes and Piyush Sharma

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The star of the evening was the tennis ace Leander Paes who is seen here with Piyush Sharma, the CEO of the company that publishes SI in India unveiling the cover and hopefully not trying to recreate their own version of it :-/


Image: Leander Paes (L) and Piyush Sharma unveil the cover.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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