Mumbai, Feb. 13 -- The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions might have missed Shilpa Shetty's oomph this time, but other team owners made up for it by flaunting some chic fashion.
While coowner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Juhi Chawla kept it crisp in a white, monogrammed shirt, owner of Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta made for a pretty picture in her messy bun, sporting an ivory tee with the word 'Punjab' around the waist.
In a black team blazer, Mumbai Indians' owner Nita Ambani went for a nerdy chic look with her cat-eye glasses. The surprise entry, however, was Bollywood charmer Ranbir Kapoor, who whizzed into the auction arena in Bengaluru, posing as an intern for a soft-beverage brand. Looking dapper in a casual blue tee and a pair of washed-out denims, the Kapoor lad's fun 'pouting' photos were posted on Twitter, with not just the ladies but also the men, including, Bengaluru franchise owner, Vijay Mallya.
Meanwhile, fashion experts are impressed with the wardrobe choices of the celebrity team owners at this year's auction. "IPL is always tagged as a glam event, but these celebs have broken the stereotype with the formal shirts and the blazers, thus portraying that they are here for serious business," says fashion designer Jenjum Gadi.
Agrees designer Reynu Tandon, saying, "Their face value is enough to add glam, so they've made an apt choice by dressing down." Designer Anupamaa Dayal feels that by opting for casual chic, the celebs have beautifully integrated fashion with their personalities, keeping the sporty spirit intact.