Designer Manish Malhotra turns author

Manish and Alia's selfie moment (File Photo)

Bollywood’s favourite designer, Manish Malhotra, is going to pen an autobiography, which will be released in 2019. The rights for the untitled memoir, have been acquired by Rupa Publications. It will be co-written with journalist-author Sonal Kalra.

Manish Malhotra, 51, will chronicle his journey in the world of fashion and Bollywood and trace his forays into modelling followed by fashion design, peppered with interesting trivia about Malhotra’s association with leading Indian actresses of 90’s.

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It will also shed light on the concept of styling in Bollywood, and have nuggets from landmark films such as “Dilwale Dulhanaiya Le Jaeyenge” and “Rangeela”.

“I finally thought the time was right for me to tell the story of my life. After completing 25 years in the film industry, my life has become entwined with Indian cinema and its constituents. Now, after having completed 13 years of my couture label, I feel my journey can inspire those who find fashion as their true calling,” Malhotra said.

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Publishers said the book will see the designer recounting his relations not just with leading Bollywood ladies like Rekha, Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt, but also talk about his interactions with international celebs like King of Pop Michael Jackson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Jermaine Jackson and the Princess of Riyadh.

“Manish has always dared to be different, and his story will not only dazzle, but will inspire the artist in every reader. I believe this beautifully written, captivating story will be cherished by people of all ages, and all over the world,” Kapish Mehra, Managing Director, Rupa Publications India, said.

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