Though considered to be comrades, Manish Malhotra snubbed Karan Johar at a fashion event hosted by KJo.
Reportedly Manish and KJo were supposed to walk the ramp together at the end of the show, but Manish preferred to walk sans Karan Johar.
A source revealed to Mid Day, "Since it was a fashion event, Manish thought it would be better if he walked solo. He didn't want to share the ramp with Karan," noting, "they worked on the show's ideation together. So it was expected that they would walk collectively and take a bow. However, that didn't happen."
Surprised at the designer's behaviour an eyewitness revealed to the Mid Day, "They've worked together for 20 years. Manish will make his debut as a director with KJo's Dharma and the producer even gave MM's nephew Punit a break with I Hate Luv Storys, so his behaviour was uncalled for," reports the tabloid.
But a fashion industry insider defended Manish for acting according to the customs, "At any showing, the designer walks with his showstopper/other models or alone at the close. It's natural for him to feel that given their professional diversity, he was perfectly correct in wanting to walk alone."
While people argued over the incident, Manish was shocked to know about the reports, "Karan is like a brother. Where do you get this from? In fact, Karan and I went for dinner to celebrate the success of the show," reports the tabloid.