It is well known to everyone that in the year 2009, Katrina Kaif had mesmerized the audience at Lakme Fashion Week having walked the ramp as a real life Barbie for the ‘Barbie All Doll’d Up’ show.
Mattel India, the global leader in toys, yesterday (November 22nd) presented Superstar Katrina Kaif with a One of its kind Barbie doll specially crafted in her likeness in Mumbai. The Barbie doll created by skilled designers captures the popular bollywood actress famous signature style showcased at the ‘Barbie All Doll’d Up’ show at Lakme Fashion Week 2009 as a part of Barbie’s 50th Birthday Celebrations. Katrina Kaif is the first bollywood icon to be crafted in the form of a Barbie doll.
The doll in the likeness of Katrina Kaif is a special single exclusive piece in the world, featuring the winning designer outfit by young prodigy Nishka Lulla worn on the runway by Katrina. Mattel Toys India decided to unveil this doll today as a special early Christmas gift for Katrina and also to be in time to announce the further extension of their association with Katrina Kaif, by announcing the launch of another Special Barbie Doll in likeness of Katrina Kaif which will be launched in 2011 as a part of Barbie’s Birthday Celebrations next year, enabling every young fan of Barbie and Katrina Kaif to take home a Barbie doll made in likeness of Katrina Kaif for keepsake.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Karun Gera, Commercial Director, Mattel Toys India said, “Barbie’s birthday celebrations continue with the unveiling of the first-ever Barbie Doll in likeness of a Bollywood Superstar – Katrina Kaif”. He further added, “For Barbie the talented Katrina Kaif was an obvious choice as she represents a true youth and fashion icon, a trend setter with an amazingly gifted personality. As the quintessence of grace and beauty, she would definitely be the people’s choice to model the iconic Barbie doll. The Katrina Kaif Barbie perfectly captures the spirit of freedom, creativity and style that is a hallmark of both Katrina and Barbie’s personalities. We are happy to present the doll here today to Katrina Kaif”.
An extremely excited Katrina Kaif said, “As a child, like all young girls I too have grown up with Barbie. She has been a friend and I have shared many experiences with her. Barbie is the ultimate fashion icon and is the most popular doll in the world! She has captured my imagination for many years and now when I get an opportunity to be a part of Barbie’s heritage, I am enchanted, deeply honored and humbled as I today join the ranks of iconic women who represent Barbie’s aspirational values. I am extremely grateful to Mattel for presenting me my very own Barbie doll. I hope that my young fans are equally thrilled with this doll”.