One of the most surprising, much-awaited and close to everyone’s heart, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding made everyone go crazy. Their fans couldn’t control their excitement and were even happier than these two lovebirds so to say. While Virushka’s (as their fans fondly call them) wedding has been a pleasant surprise for one and all, Anushka’s wedding outfits made everyone fall for her no matter what. Everyone went weak in knees after seeing all her attires from the mehendi ceremony, engagement to wedding and then both the receptions.
The mastermind and the creative soul behind all the successful avatars of Anushka’s real-life wedding is none other than ace fashion designer of Bollywood, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. In a recent interview with Telegraph, Sabyasachi reveals some details as to how the outfits took shape and something about the collaboration too. Starting off with the pink wedding lehenga, Sabyasachi revealed the publication, “Anushka is a Pahari girl, and I think for her side of the family, culture, tradition are very, very important. She wanted to do the works, the jhumkas, the Nath and two dupattas, but she was getting married in Tuscany, so she wanted to be in sync with what the natural surroundings of Tuscany would be. In Tuscany, you would be conspicuous if you were wearing a red lehenga, especially when there is no sun. I knew the wedding would be in winter and there would be little sunlight, so it would be best to keep the colours pale.”
Coming on to their Delhi reception after a fairytale wedding, Sabyasachi revealed, “For her Delhi reception, Anushka wanted to wear a sari and also sindoor. So I generally suggested to her if she would want to wear a red Benarasi. For me, it was a wish fulfilment, because I have seen every Bengali bride getting married in a red Benarasi. Also, a lot of north Indian girls, especially from Uttar Pradesh, they wear a lot of Benarasi saris. What I liked about her was, it was not an inaccessible piece… a lot of middle-class and upper-middle-class girls can also wear a Benarasi sari."
Further explaining about the same, he added, "What excited me about this is — this is how clothing should be. A lot of people want to go for things which are exclusive, but Anushka was very inclusive. She wanted to wear something that was part of her tradition and I did not give her something that was very designer. I gave her something very traditional and something that a lot of girls can go into the sari shops and buy for themselves."
But for this outfit, the designer shared that he got a lot of flak from the fans and readers. People questioned him about how this saree is a designer one. Speaking on the reactions of the people and what they commented, he retorted, “I got a lot of flak for Anushka’s Delhi reception outfit because a lot of people said ‘Iss main designer kya hai?’ But the comments made me smile because that is exactly what we wanted to do, we wanted her to be accessible, we did not want her to sit in an ivory tower."
Nonetheless, Sabyasachi and his creativity is appreciated and will always be a dream for all girls to wear his creations.