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Celebrating Met Gala regular, Prabal Gurung: A look at some of his incredible work

Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese-American fashion designer who is famous for his unique and ladylike dresses.

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Alia Bhatt and Prabal Gurung

The iconic Met Gala 2023 took place on May 1 in New York. This year’s theme for the red carpet was Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The event saw artists from across the globe including Alia Bhatt who made her debut at the gala. While Bhatt remained the talk of Tinseltown, the designer of her dazzling pearl ball gown, Prabal Gurung also hogged headlines.

Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Prabal Gurung is one of the most sought-after faces in international fashion today. He has dressed public figures like Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many more.

Prabal Gurung is a NIFT, Delhi alumnus

Gurung studied fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, India, and then learned more about his craft by working under designers in Mumbai for a few years. In 1999, he moved to New York to study at the Parsons School of Design and after working under different mentors, he finally launched his own label Prabal Gurung in 2009.

The designer has created some breathtaking ensembles and won many prestigious accolades, but what keeps him amongst the biggest names internationally is the fact that his creations are chosen by celebrities worldwide and he always leaves a mark.

Here is a look at some of his notable works and moments:

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Zoe Saldana at the Star Trek premiere in Berlin, 2009

Zoe wore a red one-shoulder dress from the first-ever collection of Prabal Gurung in 2009 when she made an appearance at the premiere of the popular film franchise Star Trek, in Germany. She was the first celebrity to be donning his creation on such a level.

First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner, 2010

Another win for Gurung with a red dress, this must hold a very prominent place in his career trajectory. First Lady Michelle Obama looked gracious as ever in a red dress by him at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2010, and this moment changed his life only for the better.

Kate Middleton at a State Dinner in Singapore, 2012

A crowning achievement for Prabal Gurung was when the Princess of Wales-Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton donned a wool silk dress from his collection in 2012 at a State Dinner held in Singapore. She made a statement in the white vibrant dress with blue, black and purple patterns on it.

Anne Hathaway at The Dark Knight Rises premiere, 2013

Hollywood star Anne Hathaway dazzled in a Prabal Gurung white gown at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in New York in 2013. The dress had a long train and embellished detailing on the neckline that created the drama.  

Deepika Padukone at the Met Gala, 2018

The Bollywood superstar was seen in a stunning red floor-length gown, which had a high slit and a long trail that added to its beauty, at the Met Gala in 2018. This was a representation of Asian talent at one of the biggest international events.

Priyanka Chopra at Marrakech International Film Festival, 2019

International superstar Priyanka Chopra was interviewed in the “Conversation with” series, before her red carpet appearance at the Marrakech International Film Festival in 2019 and she was spotted wearing a chic white Prabal Gurung pant-suit with floral embossing.

Kamala Harris at the presidential inaugural prayer service, 2021

Adding another feather to his cap, Prabal Gurung had the privilege of dressing up Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States. She chose a classic wine-coloured wool crepe dress, with a matching overcoat, to wear at the presidential inaugural prayer service in 2021.

Alia Bhatt at the Met Gala, 2023

Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt made her debut at the Met Gala, in 2023 in a Chanel bride-inspired white gown by Prabal Gurung. The ensemble had a tulle skirt, a long train and was decorated in hand-embroidered white pearls.

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KGF actor Yash to co-produce Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana

KGF’ actor Yash will co-produce Ramayana, starring Ranbir Kapoor as Lord Ram, with Namit Malhotra.

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Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramanyana is one of the most anticipated films of the years. The film has created a buzz ever since it was announced. Now, in the recent development, Rocking Star Yash’s Monster Mind Creations and Namit Malhotra’s Prime Focus Studios have teamed up to produce the epic  mythological story.

Earlier, there were speculations that Yash will play the role of Ravan. In Nitish Tiwari’s magnum ops, Rabir Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Lord Ram where as there are still sepculations on Sita’s role. However, makers are yet to reveil the official cast and crew of the film.

Namit Malhotra, the Global CEO of DNEG, has been planning his goals to adapt this classic story for the big screen, for a several years. Namit met Yash when they were talking about their ambition, and the two master of cinema soon realised they had the same goal of introducing the world to India’s rich cultural legacy.

Along with DNEG, who will provide a never-before-seen visual cinematic experience, and famous director Nitesh Tiwari, Namit and Yash have set out on a historic adventure to showcase the enduring popularity of Indian mythology and storytelling traditions on a global scale.

Speaking about the same, Yash said that he has always wanted to produce films that will introduce Indian cinema to a worldwide audience. Additionally, he disclosed that he was in Los Angeles to form a partnership with one of the top visual effects studios, and he expressed surprise upon learning that the inspiration behind it was a fellow Indian.

The combination of the two producers’ exceptional creative and technical skills and experience is what is generating such excitement among fans for this ambitious and thrilling production.

Meanwhile, after the shooting of the film began, pictures of supporting cast members wearing makeup and hair costumes surfaced online. In one of the videos, which went viral, Ranbir Kapoor was seeing doing workout to look fit in the character of Lord Ram.

According to insiders, Nitesh Tiwari enforced a strict no-phone rule on the movie sets.

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Amar Singh Chamkila social media review: Diljit Dosanjh gets praise from audience, fans say Imtiaz Ali has created magic

Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer film was released on OTT giant Netflix today.

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Imtiaz Ali-helmed Amar Singh Chamkila released on Netflix today . The title character, played by Diljit Doshanjh, of the enigmatic Punjabi folk artist Chamkila, whose successful career is interrupted by his violent murder. The much-awaited film was appreciated by the audiences as they felt every minute of the film was worth watching.

Soon after the film was released on OTT giant Netflix, it was well received by the audience. Taking to social media fans appreciated Imtiaz Ali’s craft and Diljit Doshanjh’s acting. A user said what a magic Imtiaz Ali has created. Another said it is worth watching. A third user said, Imtiaz Ali is back.

Amidst the sorrow, the tone changes as we listen in on the man who has lost his Ustaad and the policeman looking into his murder. The blood of Chamkila and his wife Amarjot Kaur stains the Punjabi music industry, making them a miserable sight draped in white sheets.

The film is a remarkable record of a man whose courage ruined him and made him a great star at the same time. The most remarkable thing about it is that the audience can nearly always witness both his ascent to fame and his impending collapse occurring simultaneously. Even in the face of threats to his life from terrorists from Khalistani province and competing musicians, Chamkila never fails to captivate audiences with his unique charisma.

Amar Singh Chamikla appears to take the shape of a biographical drama, yet it delves deeper into the themes of evil, innocence, and a man’s drive to prove his worth in the face of mounting criticism. As music director AR Rahman saidd, Imtiaz has reinvented himself, and he agrees that filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has moved away from his well-known post-teen love clichés.

This film does not seek to be a documentary on Chamkila’s double-entendre songs, which led the self-described watchdogs of society to label him and his listeners as ganda banda (a dirty man). However, it also serves as a commentary on the era and society that Chamkila lived in. Imtiaz has shown how Chamkila’s life and career were affected by the insurgency in Punjab during the 1980s, as have script developers Nidhi Sethia and Richa Nanda.

In order to strengthen the viewer’s emotional connection with Chamkila and Amarjot, Amar Singh Chamkila employs archive video from a variety of sources, including footage from their housefull akhaadas (stage shows) in Punjab.

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Bollywood stars Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra, Kartik Aaryan, Tripti Dimri, Imtiaz Ali, A.R Rahman, Mohit Chauhan attend special screening of Amar Singh Chamkila

Before the film makes its OTT debut on Friday, the makers hosted a special screening in Mumbai.  The film premiere was attended by all the B-town celebrities.

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Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali brought Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra on board to tell the story of the greatest rock star of the Punjabi music industry Amar Singh Chamkila. Ever since the film was announced, people had a lot of expectations from the stellar cast and the story that they were about to tell to the world. Before the film makes its OTT debut on Friday, the makers hosted a special screening in Mumbai.  The film premiere was attended by all the B-town celebrities.

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Ace Punjabi singer and actor, Diljit Dosanjh lead the party into the special screening of his upcoming film Amar Singh Chamkila. For the special night, he wore a black suit with a white shirt and a brown tie. He was seen wearing a bright red turban.

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He was joined by his co-star, actor Parineeti Chopra, who plays the role of his character’s wife Amarjot Kaur in the biographical film. Chopra was seen wearing a sophisticated black suit with tiny flowers embroidered on it. The Bollywood actor kept her makeup minimum as she left her hair open for the night. She rounded her look with a golden neckpiece and high heels.

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Next up were the two legends A.R. Rahman and Imtiaz Ali, who are credited for putting together the musical drama film. Music composer A.R Rahman made heads turn with his black and white embroidered suit. As for the director Imtiaz Ali, he went in a suit, a white shirt, and a purple tie for the special screening.

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Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan showed his support to the production team and arrived at the screening looking dapper as always. The Chandu Champion star rocked a striped shirt with black pants and sneakers. He was accompanied by Fukrey actor Manjot Singh who’s well put together look did all the talking.

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