Posted Thu, February 6, 2014 6:39pm IST

It was all about charity and the prettiest gals in Bollywood pitched in to help, walking the ramp for the designer to the stars…

Create an event and focus on a good cause and Bollywood comes out in force to provide support in every way possible. And today that help comes not just in the form of generous donations of money, but time and

effort as well. This time, the stars came out in support of Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai’s drive to ‘save and empower the girl child’, which aims to provide 50,000 free health check ups for youngsters. The evening included a performance by Shiamak Davar’s group and music from Shibani Kashyap, Ustaad Maa Zila Khan and Vipin Aneja.

But the highlight was a fashion showing by ace designer to the stars Manish Malhotra. In typical MM fashion (sic) he displayed garments that were elaborate, ornate and OTT in good Bollywood ishtyle. They glittered and shimmers on personalities that were as bright and known for their dramatics, from Madhuri Dixit-Nene to Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta to Isha Koppikar and Malaika Arora Khan, Mandira Bedi, Lucky Morani, Swara Bhaskar and Evelyn Sharma. Even more dazzling were the ladies looking on – ageless beauty Waheeda Rehman, the still-oomphy Helen, Madhoo and Poonam Dhillon. Siddharth Shukla, Mika Singh and Rajkumar Hirani made up the male element.