Pic shows: Tennis player Venus Williams dances to a Bollywood number in India.
Former world number one tennis player Venus Williams, 34, took the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream by dancing to a Bollywood number in India while in the region to watch a Bangalore Raptors tennis tournament.
The tennis player who has her own clothing line was in India’s southern Bangalore city when she decided to get a crash course in dancing to Bollywood music to take part in a fashion show.
And after proving to be a quick learner she then took to the catwalk.
Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa, who choreographed the show, said: “We really wanted her to take part and Venus insisted on walking the ramp to a Bollywood number. We chose the track Lovely, originally performed by actress Deepika Padukone. She even danced a few steps to the beats of the song.”
Venus wore a Ritu Kumar bright yellow sari with gold embroidered border and a red blouse. She teamed it with golden bracelet and earrings, earning her praise not just from tennis fans but from the country’s fashion gurus as well.
One of those in the audience, Ranjiv Kumer, 31, said: “I could see she was having a good time, I thought she really flowed with the music. It was great to see her entering into the spirit of things and not simply doing the usual model catwalk stuff.”