- Manish Malhotra shared a throwback pic as a tribute to Michael Jackson
- He accompanied his post with an emotional note
- Michael Jackson died in the year 2009 at his home in Los Angeles
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra found a spot on Friday's list of trends after he shared a memorable picture of himself with Michael Jackson as a tribute for the King of Pop (and dance) three days after his 10th death anniversary. Michael Jackson, iconic hitmaker and lord of the dance, died on June 25 in the year 2009 at his home in Los Angeles. In his "10 years without MJ" tribute post, Manish Malhotra recalled how Michael Jackson not only wore a sherwani, trousers and a shawl with Indian embrodiery art designed by him at the Bollywood Movie Awards in 1999 but also thanked him for the outfit on stage. Michael Jackson won a Humanitarian Award that night.
Sharing the memorable most with his Instafam, Manish Malhotra wrote: "Years ago before I had launched Manish Malhotra Label, I had the honour of meeting the great Michael Jackson... I had designed a smart cut sherwani with trousers and a shawl with Indian embrodiery art... Not only did he wear the outfit, he also thanked me on stage at the Famous #BollywoodAwards USA, which became a memorable moment for me. #tributetomj #10yearswithoutmj." Take a look:
years ago before I had launched ManishMalhotealabel I had the honour of meeting the great #michealjackson .. I had designed a smart cut sherwani with trousers and a shawl with indian Embrodiery art .. not only did he wear the outfit he also thanked me on stage at the Famous #BollywoodAwards USA which became a memorable moment for me #tributetomj #10yearswithoutmj @mmalhotraworld
Commenting on his post, actor Tiger Shroff, who recently paid tribute to Michael Jackson on his 10th death anniversary with a video, wrote: "This is amazing... I am so jealous... Fantastic." The 29-year-old actor, known for his dance moves, posted a video of him dancing, not to an MJ hit but to a rather more unexpected pick - Ranveer Shingh's Khalibali from "Padmaavat," as a tribute to the dance legend.
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Michael Jackson died in 2009. His death and legacy remain controversial and the controversy intensified some months ago after the release of US documentary Leaving Neverland, which detailed the child sexual abuse allegations that MJ denied his entire life. Several platforms have since blacked out Michael Jackson's music.
Michael Jackson's hits such as Thriller, Beat It, Hold My Hand and Billie Jean still remain close to his fans' hearts.