Sridevi and daughter Jhanvi Kapoor
"We go back 27 years! She was a huge star and the fact that she worked with me, a newcomer, for a song sequence, was a big thing. It was through her that I met Karan Johar and the late Yash Chopraji," said designer Manish Malhotra, when we caught up with him a few hours before he was to host actress Sridevi and a small group of her friends and family at his home last evening.
The dinner was to celebrate not only her birthday, which was on Sunday, but also the success of Mom, her recent film, which appears to be one of the few to have bucked the dismal box office trend in the industry.
"Not only did I design her costumes in Mom, but I am also doing them for her daughter Jhanvi's debut film," said Malhotra excitedly. "In fact, I'm doing Sridevi's next too," he said, adding, "Few remember that it was her short haircut suggested by me in Gumraah that set the trend for actresses sporting a distinct look in their films."
As for the dinner, Malhotra, who will be presenting the finale at fashion week, said, "It's a small intimate party with Jhanvi, Boney, and a few others. But since both Sridevi and I love white flowers, I am adorning the house with them."
Check out photos from the birthday bash:
#aboutlastnight. So much fun. And what a retro night. The nights I love most. #manishmalhotra hosted a cosy dinner for the fabulous @sridevi.kapoor's birthday. A fun time was had by all. In august company #TinaAmbani #rekhaji #sridevi #ranimukerji #manish #aishwaryaraibachchan, #shabanaazmi and @balanvidya #lovelies #retrochic #kalaajaurkal #contemporary #vintage #now #womenilove #moveimagic #bollywood #achievers
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