Manish Malhotra: I'm A Part Of Films As Much As They Are A Part Of Me
GLOBAL MOVIE MAGAZINE|September 2017

Cinema has had an unmistakable imprint on his career but fashion designer Manish Malhotra says he was initially criticised for starting the trend of Bollywood showstoppers.

Malhotra, who has completed 27 years in the industry, is not only a celebrity favourite but has also been responsible for some of the most stylish movies, be it "Rangeela", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" and "Veer-Zaara", among others.

In an interview Malhotra says, "Having Bollywood stars in my shows was never planned. It was organic. When I was doing my first fashion show, I made Urmila (Matondkar) walk as we had just done 'Rangeela' and a lot of actors came to my show. That unknowingly started the trend of showstoppers and the front row.”

The designer says while people mocked his shows for their star quotient, having a Bollywood showstopper has become the trend now.

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