Manish Malhotra seems to have had enough of other designers taking credit and hogging headlines for designing the trousseau of her 'best friend' Kareena Kapoor. The designer claims that only he has designed all the outfits that the actor will wear during various functions around her upcoming wedding with beau Saif Ali Khan.
But designer Ritu Kumar has been claiming that she has restored Sharmila Tagore's 40-year-old lehnga which Kareena will wear on the wedding day...
Manish says, "That's not true at all. For the past two weeks, the workers in my unit have been painstakingly restoring Sharmila ji's old wedding lehnga that Bebo will wear for her nikaah on the 16th. I've put a lot of effort into carefully restoring the golden zardosi work. I don't know how someone else can claim to be doing it. That would not be right."
"I am doing all of Kareena's outfits, in fact all of Lolo's outfits, too (Lolo is Kareena's sister Karisma's nickname). For a pre-wedding function on the 14th, I have designed a garara for her, since gararas are so in these days. Then she will wear Sharmila ji's royal lehnga on the 16th for the signing ceremony, followed by another lehnga for a party with close friends in the evening. For her more formal reception in Delhi on the 18th, I've planned an exquisite sari for her.", added the designer.