Manish Malhotra, the celebrated fashion designer whose name is synonymous with elegance and style in Bollywood, has embarked on a new journey in the world of cinema. After leaving an indelible mark on the Indian film industry with his iconic costume designs, Manish Malhotra has now unveiled his own production house, 'Stage 5 Production.'
In a heartfelt announcement on his Instagram account, he wrote, "Ever since my childhood there’s a certain calling i’ve had for Clothes , Colours and Films. I was fascinated by fabrics , textures and music and watched every film wide eyed longing to be a part of Indian Cinema one day.
The fascination with clothes grew me to becoming a costume designer and then to starting my Label after many years. Today after gratifying 3 decades of being in the movies I Present to you STAGE5 Production .. A company that will nurture different artistic voices from all over and take pride in the diversity of stories, collaborating with directors , writers , artist who are not only talented but also have a unique new vision .. @stage5production."
The announcement garnered an outpouring of support and congratulations from Manish Malhotra's friends and colleagues in the film industry. Kareena Kapoor Khan expressed her joy and love for the fashion icon. Karan Johar, another close associate of Manish, commended his achievements in both fashion and films and eagerly anticipated the journey of 'Stage 5 Production.' Meanwhile, Kajol, Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, and many others conveyed their best wishes through heart emojis and warm words.
Manish Malhotra's production house has an exciting lineup of films, including one that marks the return of veteran actress Zeenat Aman to the silver screen. Notably, Zeenat Aman will be seen in Faraz Ansari's film 'Bun Tikki,' a project under the banner of 'Stage 5 Production.' The esteemed designer also revealed plans to direct a biopic about the legendary Bollywood actress Meena Kumari, starring Kriti Sanon. This directorial venture marks a significant milestone in Manish Malhotra's multifaceted career.