Ace-designer Manish Malhotra's father passed away on Monday. Reportedly, he was in his early 90s. In a series of pictures and videos that have surfaced on the internet, his close friends from the film industry in the likes of Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, Sophie Choudry and others. The last rites of the ace designer's father will be held in Mumbai. Reportedly, the 90-year-old was unwell for quite some time.
Manish Malhotra is one of the most celebrated designers of Bollywood. A lot of celebs are often seen showcasing his attires in events. From wedding collections to event outfits, he has perfected it all.
In his stint in the Hindi film industry, Malhotra has styled the who's who of Bollywood, including names like Tabu, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sridevi, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Priyanka Chopra, among many others. Asked if celebrities play a big role in driving a designer's popularity, Malhotra told IANS in an e-mail interview from Mumbai: "In a country where cinema and its influence is as prevalent as it is, actors are looked up to as much for their sartorial choices as for their performances. Bollywood has a powerful international footprint, with massive popularity, including social media following, not to mention a front-row seat to every fashion week.
"It is only natural that actors mirror the evolution of modern culture on-screen, and off it -- with their personal style." Malhotra ventured into the world of Hindi showbiz by designing costumes for actress Juhi Chawla in 1990 for the movie Swarg.
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