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Manish had a conversation with Sridevi the night she passed away...

The ace designer shares the last conversation he had with the beautiful actress who was one of the closest friends from the industry.

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 4:05:07 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Bollywood lost the Sridevi in a sudden demise due to 'Accidental Drowning' at a renowned hotel in Abu Dhabi on February 24, 2018. While losing her shocked number of fans and well-wishers of the actress and her family talking to a leading magazine the ace designer, Manish Malhotra spilt some beans on the night when the nation lost one of the most beautiful and graceful actresses.

Going back to the memory lane Manish said, "Now when I look back, I realise gossip never entered our conversations. We talked about clothes, food, moviesall the good things in life. She never wished ill upon anyone or remarked upon her contemporaries. When it came to her own work, she treated commercial and art-house cinema with equal graceit didn't matter if it was a silly scene, a song or a path-breaking performance. If she committed to something, it deserved respect."

He further added, "She now leaves behind a legacy of exceptional work. I want the world to remember her as who she was an iconic actor, an exceptional person, someone who had her mind and her heart in the right place."

Manish and Sridevi were so close to each other that the actress used to wear only Manish's outfits be it at any weddings, event or during the promotions. Not just Sridevi, but, Malhotra has also been designing the outfits for her daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor.

Talking about that night Manish revealed that they were at a wedding where out of nowhere her sister Srilatha handed him a silk sari for her funeral. "This is the first time I've lost someone so close, and it feels surreal. I'd known her for 28 years. We were at a wedding together and then, out of nowhere, her sister Srilatha was handing me a silk sari for her funeral. I spoke to her the night she passed away. We talked about everything under the sun, from Janhvi's film, how beautiful Khushi looked at the wedding to even what she had eaten earlier that day. Even now, so many days later, I still expect my phone to ring, and to hear her discuss an outfit or a project which we can work on together," Said Manish.

Now, that the designer is making outfits for Janhvi Kapoor for her debut film, "Dhadak"... Manish added saying, "It's funny how life comes full circle. I used to make little cholis and ghagras for the girls when they were younger. Now I'm working with Janhvi on her debut. Much like her mother, she's a bundle of talent and discipline."

CREDITS: Vogue India

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