So is it an all out war between designer Manish Malhotra and newly-married Anushka Sharma? The industry is abuzz with the sartorial battles that were fought over Anushka’s outfits for her wedding and two receptions in Delhi and Mumbai.
During the week-long bridal binge Anushka was not seen in oneManish Malhotra creation. Strange, since Malhotra designed any number of Anushka’s outfits on and off screen until 2016.
So what happened between the two to sour their relationship to such an extent that the actress chose to completely boycott Bollywood’s No.1 dress designer for the biggest event of her life?
A source very close to the developments says the Malhotra–Sharma feud started when Anushka did not like the bridal outfit that Malhotrahad designed for her in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
“Anushka had decided during Ae Dil Hi Mushkil that she wouldn’t be wearing any Manish Malhotra outfits for her marriage. It was nothing personal. But Manish chose to take it otherwise,” says source close to Malhotra.
Be as it might,Anushka favoured Sabyaschi throughout her wedding and the two receptions while Manish fumed .
Says the source, “It’s ironical that at Anushka–Virat Kohli’s wedding reception,everyone from Sridevi to producer Prernaa Arora wore Manish Malhotra. But the newly married Anushka did not.”
While Anushka and Malhotra battle it it out it is Karan Kohar who feels the heat the most.
Says a source close to Karan, “He is close to Anushka and even closer to Manish who designs most of the outfits in Johar’s DharmaProductions. The Anushka–Manish coldwar has made Karan very uncomfortable. He has made a number of attempts to sort out their problems. But at the moment neither Anushka nor Manish is willing to make the first move.”