Indian fashion designer, Manish Malhotra, analyses the worldwide admiration for the Indian bandhgala from the 60's until now - "I'm a huge admirer of Indian cinema, my favourite era being the 60s and the 70s. Especially so, since the decade of the 1960s was when the bandhgala jacket shot to fame. The clothes worn in the 60s were far more classic, and hence, they happen to be my favourite from prettily draped chiffon saris to immaculate hairdos and men in classic suits and bow-ties."
From Jawaharlal Nehru to the Beatles to Jyotiraditya Scindia and Saif Ali Khan today, the Indian bandhgala has always been extremely stylish. The bandhgala is now internationally popular. "I absolutely love the bandhgala. Not just because it has a global appeal, but because it reflects contemporary India traditional yet modern. It can be teamed with jeans and loafers or mojris for men, or one can make it look formal by pairing it with smart trousers and a pocket square."