The news about the wedding of the power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma has been doing the rounds for weeks now. The couple has now left for South Africa where India begins the away season scheduled to begin from 5th January. The wedding has had many controversies as well, from politicians making claims to fashion designers making false claims of designing the couple’s attire.
Famous Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee was in the headlines for falsely claiming the credits of designing the power couple’s wedding outfits. Anushka Sharma wore a red saree in the first reception ceremony hosted in Delhi. Sabyasachi later claimed that he had designed the traditional red silk saree.
However, a Facebook user took to the social media platform and posted a picture of a similar saree which Anushka wore on her reception and wrote, “So Sabyasachi Mukherjee tries to claim credit for the most traditional standard design in Banarasi silk sarees as his work & claims “copies” will flood the market soon,”
Earlier Sabyasachi had posted a picture of Virat Kohli wearing a bandhgala and claimed that he designed the attire, “Virat @virat.kohli chose to complement his new bride in a very subtle and elegant manner. He wore a black textured silk signature bandhgala with the house buttons in 18k gold and a white silk kurta with hand-woven brocade churidaar. He teamed it with mojris from the Sabyasachi accessories line and a hand-embroidered antique Pashmina shawl from our ‘Kashmir Revival’ project. #Sabyasachi#TheWorldOfSabyasachi #ViratKohli @groomsofsabyasachi”
What the designer later apologised for is false claims as Kohli wore a dress designed by Raghavendra Rathore. The designer said that he had designed a similar outfit and got confused. The caption read as, “And BTW @virat.kohli looks absolutely dapper in a @raghavendra.rathore We had made a very similar piece and in the confusion of the great Indian wedding the credits got swapped. Mr. Mukherjee is personally a huge fan of the Rathore label and deeply regrets the error,”