This Article is From May 03, 2023

Jab They 'Met': Alia Bhatt And Prabal Gurung's First Meeting Was At Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Alia Bhatt made her Met Gala red carpet debut dressed in a Prabal Gurung creation

Jab They 'Met': Alia Bhatt And Prabal Gurung's First Meeting Was At Karan Johar's 40th Birthday Party

Prabal Gurung with Alia Bhatt at the Met Gala. (courtesy: prabalgurung)

New Delhi:

Alia Bhatt, who walked the Met Gala red carpet in a Prabal Gurung creation, first met him through her mentor and filmmaker Karan Johar. Prabal Gurung posted pictures with his muse from the Met Gala and wrote in his post, "It was my dearest friend Karan Johar's 40th birthday in Mumbai, where I first met Alia." He added in his post, "I had heard rave reviews about her through him and my brother Pravesh, who was assisting Karan in her debut film. I was immediately taken by her when I met her. A petite ingenue whose simmering fire within her was palpable to all of us. One film after another, she has surpassed anyone's expectations and thrilled us with her creative genius. She's a powerhouse performer. To me, she is one of the finest actors we have right now globally, but above all, she's a friend, a good friend, and a loyal one, that's what makes her extremely special."

In his post, the designer mentioned that he had invited the actress to the exhibit earlier as well but she decided to wait for the right time. Prabal Gurung wrote in his post, "We've talked about a Met moment for a long time. I have invited her before, but she's always been wise enough to say let's wait. This time however, she felt it was the right moment, so she said yes and off we went to our wildest imaginations along with Anaita (Anaita Shroff Adajania) to create a homage to Karl that celebrated her heritage (100,000 pearls hand embroidered in Mumbai), my love for Karl ( he is my master, and yes he did give me my CVFF award ) and all made in New York."

He signed off the post with these words, "Alia, forever grateful we will have this for posterity. Thank you for the beautiful memory. Been a fan of your talent for the longest time and of your generous, kind soul and heart, a grateful friend. Here's one for the books."

Read Prabal Gurung's post here:

Here are some fabulous pictures of Alia Bhatt's Met Gala look, inspired by supermodel Claudia Schiffer's 1992 Chanel bridal look.

Alia Bhatt  will soon make her Hollywood debut with Gal Gadot's Heart Of Stone.