Not without Manish Malhotra, Karisma tells Vikram Bhatt

July 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Karisma Kapoor, who is returning to silver screen with “Dangerous Ishq”, has told its director Vikram Bhatt that her favourite costume designer Manish Malhotra should be on board.

The actress, who bid adieu to movies after marrying Delhi-based industrialist Sanjay Kapur in 2003, met Bhatt last week at her residence. During the incisive chat, Karisma discussed every aspect of her comeback film at length. She apparently told the director that she would be able to work only around her baby’s daily schedules.

The intricate and historically-relevant costumes of the film’s protagonist that take her through five different eras are to be researched by Nidhi Yasha, who designed the costumes for Bhatt’s “Haunted”.

Karisma, who has hardly ever worked with any other designer, gently but firmly asked for Manish to do her clothes.

“There was no compulsion to take on Manish. He is the best in the business of clothes and it’d be a pleasure and privilege to work with him. Nidhi Yasha would now be researching Karisma’s clothes. Manish would actually be designing them,” said Bhatt.

Karisma, who entered Bollwyood in 1991 with “Prem Qaidi”, featured in hits like “Coolie No. 1″, “Hero No. 1″, “Raja Hindustani”, “Dil Toh Pagal Hai” and “Zubeidaa”.

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