Manish Malhotra, who is gearing up for an upcoming Couture Week was pleasantly surprised to see a bevy of beauties (which included the likes of Shilpa Shetty and Deepika Padukone) crowding his showroom in Bandra — along with Jermaine Jackson and his wife Halima last week.
A source said that, "Jermaine and Shilpa visited Manish Malhotra's showroom in Mumbai. Shilpa and Manish are very good friends. Jermaine thinks Manish Malhotra is a stylish designer who has made a mark internationally and wants to be styled by Manish for his forthcoming show." Deepika Padukone too walked into the store to shop for Diwali, and was shocked to see Jermaine and Shilpa with Manish in the store. The source added, "The four had a good time."
Manish confirms that Jermaine and his wife Halima, Shilpa Shetty and Deepika Padukone with her mother had come shopping. "Jermaine ordered a sherwani and flared kurta while Halima bought an outfit too. Deepika bought a saree. Shilpa had told me that The Jacksons had wanted to meet me in Mumbai. Jermaine told me that that we should must do some work together. He especially asked me to work on an outfit for his show in Vienna." Manish had earlier styled Michael Jackson in New York for the Bollywood Awards. "I had given MJ an open sherwani, kurta and pants while for his Munich show he had worn a white brocade sherwani."