Diwali in B-Town is never just a festival; it’s a spectacular, star-studded extravaganza. And this year, fashion maestro Manish Malhotra took it up a notch, hosting a Diwali party that could easily outshine a sky full of fireworks. The glittering event saw a constellation of Bollywood’s brightest stars descending upon Mumbai, dressed to the nines in traditional ensembles that could give even the brightest Diwali lights a run for their money.
Rekha, the eternal style diva, graced the occasion in an elegant silk brocade sari that radiated sophistication. She effortlessly paired it with layers of gold jewellery, making a strong case for timeless beauty. Meanwhile, Disha Patani opted for a shimmery sequin sari, proving that sparkle wasn’t limited to the fireworks outside.
The Archies cast, including Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, and others, also made an appearance, proving that the new generation is ready to shine as brightly as the old guard.
Janhvi Kapoor lit up the night in a gold Manish Malhotra lehenga, with a plunging neckline choli that left everyone gasping for air. Her look was nothing short of enchanting, and she accessorised it with jhumkis, a box clutch, and a healthy dose of glamour.
Nita Ambani and Radhika Merchant made a striking entrance as a powerful duo. Nita wore an elegant indigo blue sari featuring rhinestone accents and ruffled edges, while Radhika looked absolutely stunning in a intricately embroidered ivory lehenga choli ensemble. The highlight of Nita’s outfit was undoubtedly her diamond-embellished cape blouse, which stole the show.
Ananya Panday and Aditya Roy Kapur, rumoured to be a couple, lit up the event in their traditional outfits, proving that love can be as dazzling as their attire.
Kriti Sanon chose a glittery blue sheer sari, turning heads with bold eye make-up and striking accessories. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, true to her royal status, donned a vibrant colour-blocked ensemble, complete with chandbalis and that iconic red lip shade.
Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra, the newly minted power couple, were a vision in their ethnic outfits by the host himself, Manish Malhotra. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja sparkled in a gold tissue silk sari, proving yet again that she’s the ultimate fashionista.
Host Manish Malhotra himself exuded elegance in a black kurta and matching pants, proving that a minimalist aesthetic can never go out of style.
Tamannaah Bhatia looked stunning in an ombre sari à la Alia Bhatt’s Rani, while Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput arrived together in chic traditional attire.
Manish Malhotra’s Diwali bash was a sparkling night, where Bollywood’s finest glittered in their festive best. It was a reminder that when it comes to fashion and glamour, Bollywood knows how to make every moment shine.
Here’s a glimpse of the gorgeous stars that graced Manish Malhotra’s Diwali Bash
Diana Penty in a lemon yellow organza sari.
Alaya F in a yellow and white sequin sari.
Manushi Chhillar in a muted, dusty rose, sequin-embellished sari.
Fatima Sana Shaikh in a sheer red sari.
Madhuri Dixit in a sparkling black sari.
Tamannaah Bhatia in a mermaid-inspired pink-blue ombre sari.
Raveena Tandon in a sequin grey-brown sari.