Kiara Advani Reveals Few Designers Don't Give Their Outfits, Talks About Karan Johar And Nepotism

Bollywood actress, Kiara Advani shared she was called a 'nobody' in the industry. She also named designer, Manish Malhotra and director, Karan Johar. Check out!


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Kiara Advani Reveals Few Designers Don't Give Their Outfits, Talks About Karan Johar And Nepotism

Kiara Advani, who shot to fame with the 2016 film, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story enjoys a massive fan following of millions on social media. The 29-year-old has won hearts with her roles in Lust Stories, Good Newz, Shershah, Kabir Singh and Guilty. Now, with the release of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 on the horizon, she is breaking the internet with her incredible sense of style and fashion. However, the actress revealed that there was a time when A-lister designers had refused to give their designer clothes to her. 

Talking about the actress' personal life, fans often speculate Kiara is dating her Shershah co-star, Siddharth Malhotra. Though the duo has remained tight-lipped about their relationship, gossipmongers churn out news about their marriage, separation and patch-up every now and then. On April 26, 2022, Kiara had taken to her IG handle and had praised her alleged beau, Siddharth, for bagging the Best Actor (Male) award for the same movie. Sharing a poster of their film, she had added a heart and praying emoticon, which had left her fans in awe of their magical bond. 

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In a candid chat with Film Companion, Kiara Advani recalled the time when she was a 'nobody' in the industry, and many A-lister fashion designers had rejected giving their clothes to her. Further, she said that 'certain people' being a brand themselves, do not believe in giving their clothes to everyone, but to specifically established personalities. In her words:

"At the end of the day, this is a business. I do feel that certain people who've reached great heights in their fields, they don't have to live up to this social norm… So, there's this thing like, Let's be exclusive as a brand, let's not give everyone, because even as actors, you don't want to wear what everybody is wearing. Now it's become international stuff, all that nonsense goes on."

In the same conversation, Kiara took a stand for director and producer, Karan Johar, and said that though the nepotism factor is true, he had given her a chance when she was nobody. She also praised ace fashion designer, Manish Malhotra for not treating her the same other people did. Kiara can be quoted as saying:

"At that point, there was this thing, and Manish is one of those people who never looked at it like that. He never looked at it like, 'I'll give somebody something because they're successful'. Even Karan. I know he gets so much hate for nepotism and all of that, but he took me when I was a nobody, and nobody told him to."

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Kiara went on to share that even the acting agency which had represented her at that time did not help her to be cast in Karan Johar's movie. However, she had crossed paths with Karan at a party and the next day, she had got a call from the director for the short film, Lust Stories. Kiara shared:

"These are people who are supremely successful, but they didn't have that apprehension, they didn't come to me only because I was successful."

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On the work front, Kiara Advani will be next seen in the upcoming movie, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, opposite Kartik Aaryan. 

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