Personal Agenda: Manish Malhotra, fashion designer

He's one of the most prominent fashion designers of the country. Find out Manish Malhotra's likes and dislikes.
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Updated on Jul 07, 2012 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kasturi Gandhi

He's one of the most prominent fashion designers of the country. Find out Manish Malhotra's likes and dislikes.

A fashion trend that you wish would make a comeback.

Ghararas and shararas from the 1960s.

Your way of giving back.

I silently take care of people who work with me.

Manish MalhotraA project that is close to your heart?

Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year.

Favourite cuisine?

Indian and Chinese.

A person you can’t do without?

My mother.

A perfume you swear by?

Anything by Hermès.

A fashion tip for the monsoon?

Relaxed shorts and gumboots for girls. Rolled up jeans and loafers for men.

A song to describe your life...

Currently it’s Bin Tere from I Hate Luv Stories.

The last line your autobiography would read...

I wish to work till the last day of my life.

A Hollywood celebrity you’d love to dress?


If you weren’t a fashion designer, you would be...

A film director.

A fashion trend you can’t stand?

Balloon dresses.

Designers who inspire you?

Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta.

What would you wear to a hot date?

A black shirt, waistcoat and jeans.

Which colour dominates your wardrobe?


A language you wish you were fluent in?

My mother tongue, Punjabi.

Three people you would love to invite to dinner?

Zeenat Aman, Mumtaz and Rekha.

Your ultimate fashion destination?

Paris and New York.

What is the most ridiculous word you’ve heard someone use to describe you?


How do you like to spend your weekend?

Watching typical masala Bollywood movies.

Your favourite showstopper?

I love all my showstoppers.

Favourite TV shows?

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Gossip Girl.

One lie you’ve gotten away with?

“I’ll be there in five!”

Whose wedding attire would you like to design?

Kareena Kapoor’s.

The movie that always brings a smile to your face?

Any old Bollywood movie.

Yoga or the gym, which do you prefer?

The gym.

One thing you can’t stand.

Body odour.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

I want to do fewer films and set up more shops in India.

Favourite street food?

Samosa and chaat

If I could...

I would be 21 again

Remain fit forever

Have more time for myself

Be a smarter businessman

Sun sign:Sagittarius

Birthday: December 5

Hometown: Mumbai

School/college: Sacred Heart Boys School, Elphinstone College, Mumbai

High point of your life: Winning my first Filmfare award in the category of best designer for Rangeela in 1995

Low point of your life: I never dwell on low points

First break: Dressing up Juhi Chawla for Swarg (1990)

Currently doing: Just finished a fashion show, Caring with Style, with Shaina NC. I am also working on Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, dressing Kareena for Heroine, Priyanka for Krrish 3 and modelling for Siyaram

From HT Brunch, July 8

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