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Bikini tops for Priyanka, shorts for John!

Karan Johar's films have always been stylish, thanks to the ace designers he ropes in.

And Dostana is no different. In fact, truth be told, the producer has outdone himself. The cast comprising of Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan never looked so eye-poppingly good as they did in the promos doing the rounds.

And it is all thanks to designers Akki Narula and Manish Malhotra.

Read on as they tell Nithya Ramani how they worked their magic. Excerpts:

Priyanka's sexy look

Designer: Manish Malhotra

As the movie is based in Miami, a place full sun, surf and sand, we decided to go with the holiday look. Priyanka's character is a fashion editor, hence her clothes need to be stylish and chic.

When it comes to colours, Priyanka always prefers grey, black and white. But for Dostana, we decided to experiment with bright solid colours like the ones in the citrus family.

Keeping her chic look in mind, we decided to tone down the accessories. You will notice that none of her dresses have any embroidery or designs either. All her outfits are mainly in satin, chiffon and georgette.

Throughout the film you will find Priyanka in shorts, formal jackets and bikini tops. I personally like people wearing casual blue jeans with a formal jacket. So I gave her a pair of satin golden shorts with formal jacket to go with it. She wears them to work. The best outfit of Priyanka would have to be her tan denim dress.

Talking specifically about her swimsuit, I knew I wanted metallic colours either in silver or golden. I picked up the swimsuits from Miami.

As the Desi Girl song is a formal occasion, I decided to go with a sari. I gave it a western touch by making her wear a long silver sequined skirt. The bikini-type blouse too gave the look a western touch. Here too she is not wearing accessories.

In the Maa Da Ladla song, I have designed Abhishek and John's outfits too. Karan had seen my Couture Fashion Week collections which consisted of sherwanis. So I gave the boys golden lined sherwanis. They are very funky though traditional.

Also Read: Showcasing Dostana


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