News is that actress Alia Bhatt has turned into a fashion designer with her latest tied up with fashion portal Jabong to design their capsule collection. And now, the newbie designer wishes to style her contemporary Parineeti Chopra once!
During an event when the young actress was asked about whom she likes would to style in B-town, the 21-year-old actress replied, “I would like to design for Parineeti Chopra. My fashion line is for every girl. A mid-twenty or a mid-thirty something can wear my clothes.” But when it came to her dad Mahesh Bhatt, the actress said that she does not dare to style him as he is comfortable in his routine clothes! Alia said, “He is very comfortable with his black and blue denims and his chappals. No one can give him shoes. Recently on his birthday I gave him a pair of designer chappals and he asked me how much it cost! And wherever he goes he will say ‘This is a designer chappal and my daughter has given it to me’.” Talking about her clothing line ‘Alia’, the HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA actress said that it’s a reflection of her own style. “The collection is very simple, it’s very me. I wanted to be involved in this so we sat and discussed a lot. It’s a Fall Winter collection. So there are lot of sweat shirts. It is very personal and special for me. I want everybody to enjoy this. A lot of importance has been given to animal prints as I love animals,” she said. What’s more, the actress even said that she is influenced by filmmaker Karan Johar for his sense of style but when it comes to a professional designer, she looks up to Manish Malhotra for his energy and attitude.
Alia revealed, “Basically, Karan (Johar) has a great influence on that and he has a great fashion sense. He tells me when I am wrongly dressed and when I am doing good… I definitely look up to Manish also because I had the privilege of working with him in my first film. Even today, he is very enthusiastic about his work; he changes his clothes and collections with time. He is always zingy and excited.
“Even as a stylist in movies, he still always inspires and he is excited to do something new and fresh. So, I definitely look up to Manish for his attitude and beautiful clothes,” she added.
Alia is currently shooting for SHAANDAR with Shahid Kapoor.