Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has put a part of her personal wardrobe on auction. She shared about her ‘closet cleaning for a cause’ on Instagram. Alia’s statement read, “I have the greatest pleasure to invite you to ‘Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe’, a very special initiative that truly excites me.”
The statement further read, “Mi Wardrobe Is Su Wardrobe is closet-cleaning for a cause. It will give you the chance to buy outfits straight from my personal wardrobe. And the best part? All proceeds will go to charity.”
In another initiative, outfits worn by Anushka Sharma and Hrithik Roshan for their films will be auctioned for charity.
Some days ago, there was a huge uproar over Akshay Kumar putting the navy uniform he wore in Rustom on auction. He was even served a legal notice for doing so, but it seems the auction website, saltscout.com, has left the controversy behind. The navy uniform is still up for auction, with bids reaching Rs 2.35 lakh.
The latest items to be auctioned on the site are Hrithik Roshan’s superhero jacket from Krrish and Anushka Sharma’s kurta from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.While Krrish jacket is leading the race with a bid of Rs 70,000, Anushka’s kurta has attracted a bid of Rs 18,500 so far. The bidding for both will close at 9:30 pm on June 3.
The website claims that the money raised from the auction would be used for social causes and 90% of the net proceeds from it would support NGO Janice’s Trust, an animal rescue service, treatment centre and shelter based in Panchgani in Maharashtra.However, these aren’t the only items on the auction list. The upcoming items are Sonam Kapoor’s outfit in the film Khoobsurat, and Ranbir Kapoor’s shirt in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The bidding for Sonam’s clothes and Ranbir’s shirt will start on May 17 and May 24 respectively.
A page on the website says, “At SaltScout, we provide market-based approaches to support fundraising for social causes and to spur the market for socially conscious shopping in a sustainable and scalable fashion.”