MUMBAI: It was yet another fashionable Sunday at the races, where we spotted Bollywood starlets Jacqueline Fernandez and Evelyn Sharma enjoying the sun and sand at the Hello! Classic Derby at Mahalaxmi Race course in Mumbai.
Jacqueline put her best foot forward in a short pale grey netted number, while Evelyn went Grecian in her yellow one-shouldered mini and her white lacy headband. Mumbai’s swish set brought out their chic hats and fabulous designer outfits, and was seen having a gala time betting on their favourite steeds. Designer Pria Kataria Puri was seen in an asymmetrical gown and an elaborate green headpiece, while interior designer Nisha Jamwal chose a bright red ensemble and a white wide-brimmed hat.
Actress Madhoo was also spotted at the Hello! Classic Derby Race, mingling with industrialist Adar Poonawala and his gorgeous wife Natasha (elegance redefined in a nude pink dress and a feathered headdress). Also present were industrialist Parvez Damania and his lovely wife Roshni.
We caught up with Jacqueline, who told us how she loves horses and the derby.“This is my second time at the derby, and I love horses and riding. I actually used to ride as a child; but I feel it’s just a really nice atmosphere here at the derby and it’s very exciting to be here and watch the horses race.”
We couldn’t help but slip in the ‘Race’ analogy, and asked Jackie how she felt about her last film ‘Race 2’ galloping. “One obviously feels great when their movie does well, not just for you, but for everyone involved in the movie. Race 2 is my biggest opener and I am hoping it continues to do really well. Irrespective, it is a very successful film and it is being liked, so I am very happy.”