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Shahrukh's cheerleaders get a image makeover

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Designer Manish Malhotra and Gauri Khan have decided to re-style the cheerleaders of Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders. Says B-Town's favourite designer, "I was very unhappy with the gold outfits worn by the cheerleaders earlier during the Bangalore and Kolkata matches.

They have been designed by Ganesh Hegde. Gauri and I were discussing the outfits and we thought that the cheerleaders should look sportier. Now I am re-designing new outfits for them before the next match." Kolkatta Knight Riders are playing their next match on April 26, in Chennai, where they play Chennai Superstars.

Manish elaborates, "The outfits worn by the cheerleaders should look cool and racy. Earlier they were wearing gold skirts and tops but I want to design black T-Shirts and shorts in complete black with a gold emblem; that will look trendier. The gold skirts worn earlier were taken from the music video which Ganesh had conceptualised and directed."

Manish along with Anahita Shroff Adjania (and Reebok and Velmont) have designed the outfits worn by the Kolkata Knight Riders cricketers. Manish is all praise for Shahrukh for his visualization and creative inputs. "Shahrukh has been involved in the minutest of detailing. He has an eye for details and is very passionate about whatever he does. The maximum credit of the cricketers" outfits goes to Shahrukh. The black and gold was his idea as it's the philosophy of the Knight Riders."

Manish adds that working costume details with Shahrukh was exacting, "There were meetings galore; we even showed a storyboard to him. He had sent an email of the story and the emblem. The fabrics and shoes were in collaboration with Velmont and Reebok. Anahita and I have done the formals - the black and charcoal grey blazers and pants. I had never worked with Belmont and I learnt a lot in the three months that we worked together. I want to be versatile. The outfits look smart, stylish and glamorous with gold helmets and pads. Cricket just got more glamorous."

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