"Her aura cannot be replaced in the industry ever."
The Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra has worked with several actresses in his career spanning over three decades.
From Rekha to Alia Bhatt, he has styled outfits for stars across generations.
When asked to pick his favourite muse, he instantly names the late superstar Sridevi.
Manish Malhotra told IANS:
“Without any doubt, Sridevi will always be my favourite muse.
“Her aura cannot be replaced in the industry ever. It does not mean that I don’t love other actresses.
“I love working with Shabana Azmiji, Rekhaji and more, but I had a really special relationship with Sridevi.”
The designer, who started his career as a model, ventured into the world of costume designing for Bollywood celebrities in the 1990s.
Manish Malhotra reminisces that:
“It was my love for cinema that made me enter this field. I wanted to do something different.
“I wanted to make a difference in the way costumes were seen in the movies. I introduced the concept of styling.
“I introduced the concept of look. It’s been a non-stop journey. It’s been 30 years and I am still working.”
Malhotra is currently seen judging the digital reality fashion show, “Myntra Fashion Superstar” along with Sushmita Sen and Mallika Dua.
He shared that:
“(I) Totally loved mentoring young minds. In fact, I got to learn a lot of new things about fashion from them. It was a great experience judging the show.”
The Manish Malhotra Story
Manish Malhotra, a man who needs no introduction and one of the bigwigs of the Indian Fashion Industry.
A brand, well renowned for eccentric Bollywood costumes as well as elegant regal contour, The Manish Malhotra brand is as diverse as they come!
From the humble beginnings of a small-time boutique owner to the top-notch fashion designer in India, his success story is an inspiration!
A true artist, Manish Malhotra clothes have a hint of Indian traditions coupled with the fashion sense only a designer with international repute possesses.
He takes inspiration from nature, landscapes, art architecture, and conveys emotions through his designs.
According to him:
“What works for our Indian crafts is the mix of craftsmanship, culture and a touch of modernity.”
His clothes reflect contemporary India by showcasing our traditional art forms like Chikankari, embroidery, Benarasi work and Indian motifs.
Entertwined with silhouettes suitable for the modern empowered woman.