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Tailor-made for ’em

Do you know that Anushka Sharma hates to expose her legs because she thinks they are too thin? Itee Dewan speaks to designers designing clothes for celebrities on reality shows...

india Updated: May 19, 2009 20:41 IST
Itee Dewan

Do you know that the Rab Ne Bana di Jodi girl Anushka Sharma hates to expose her legs because she thinks they are too thin? And do you know that Deepika Padukone, who is a fan of the classic and the corporate look, prefers costumes that do not display her cleavage?

Well, this is what designer Mandira Wirk, who designed costumes for the jury on the reality show Knights and Angels, has disclosed.

Celebrities who make appearances on reality shows — either as guests or judges — have special costume designers who decide… er, design outfits for them. Wirk designed for Malaika Arora Khan and Minissha Lamba for the same show. She says, “Given her (short) height, I gave Minissha a body hugging short dress in teal.

For Malaika, it was “glamourous and sensuous all the way,” she says. These celebrities not only get to wear made-to-order outfits, but they get to keep them, too. Wirk says she designed two more dresses for them and each celeb got a hamper with three of her creations as gifts.

Starry creations
Reza Shariffi, who designed costumes for the jodis in Jhalak Dikhlajaa 3, worked on a different theme every week. Ask Reza of his favourite jodi and he promptly says: “Manav-Shweta”. “Everything looks perfect on Manav. What adds to the charm is that both are very chilled out,” he says.

Farah Khan, one of the judges on Nach Baliye 4, had designer Babita Malkani dress her up. “Farah likes to dress up casually except perhaps a neckpiece,” says Malkani, who stayed away from giving Farah saris, “as it doesn’t suit her.” Ask ed if Farah was a tough nut to crack given her infamous temper, she says, “Ya, she is blunt. If she didn’t like anything, she’d say ‘Oh My God, it’s yucky!’, but all in good spirit,” says the designer with a chortle.

On the same show, Arjun Rampal had stylist Anaita Shroff Adjania as his designer. A style icon himself, did he give any inputs? “He was very involved but never interfered as such,” says Anaita, who gave Arjun a casual and trendy look for the show.