Celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra designed the costumes Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawanand other cast members Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year, The film completed ten years of its release on Wednesday. When Manish was on the sets of the film, many believed that Sidharth was his relative. But, recently, the designer revealed that not Sidharth, but Varun is a member of the family.
In a new interview, Manish shared that Varun Dhawan is his nephew, but because of Sidharth’s jawline, which resembles him, everyone thought the latter was related to him. She told News18, “During SOTY everyone thought that Siddharth was associated with me because of surname and genetic jawline, but actually Varun is my nephew. His mother is my aunt. So, this kind of irony always struck me. Laughed.”
The designer also spoke about his equation with Karan Johar, with whom he has been working for more than three decades. Today, the two share “mutual understanding and unspoken trust”.
Manish said, “His (Karan) films have a great deal of glamor and he owns it without any shame and without apologizing and I share the same point of view when it comes to my clothes. And that is the sentiment that I have always tried to reflect in the outfits I create for his films.”
Student of the Year was a high school campus drama. It was a story about friendship, with a romantic angle. Alia, Siddharth and Varun played students of St. Teresa, a prestigious high school where they fall in love and their love triangle becomes the center of the story.
The film also starred Rishi Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Sana Saeed and Farida Jalal among others. The film was a success and spawned a sequel, starring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria in the lead roles. Karan Johar, who directed the film, recently shared how Student of the Year for him is “a celebration of everything I love about cinema.”