Manish Malhotra recently reported that he admired film-maker Farhan Akhtar's style in an interview. The two had the occasion to work together on the set of Don - The Chase Begins Again. "I know Farhan since years. I had a privilege of working with him in Don - The Chase Begins Again for Kareena Kapoor. I think style reflects in everything you do, the way you speak, the way you do your work and Farhan's work reflects style in every sphere," Malhotra said.
Specifically he appreciates the way Farhan Akhtar expresses his own personality whenever he plays the role of singer, producer, director or actor. "(..)In everything, he has been stylish. More than anything else he has his own space, and his own individuality. I think that's what makes him truly stylish".
About the look that the film-maker showcases off-screen, Malhotra said, "Whether he wears an Indian shervani or the bandh gala or the blazer, he carries everything so well," he said and added: "But he loves mutant colours and I don't think he would go for very bright colours".