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After going from success to success with his exclusive list of clientele that ranges from Bollywood icons like late-actress Sridevi and Kareena Kapoor-Khan to Middle Eastern royalties, Pakistani designer Faraz Manan needs no introduction. However, what one needs to know about him is how he ended up being on the fashion speed-dial of the world-famous names — and that, he’s finally spilling the beans about.

Discussing his friendship with Kareena and Karishma Kapoor, Faraz spoke to Elle India in an interview about how he ended up creating a bond with the Bollywood sister duo.

“We actually started working with Karisma Kapoor a few years ago and after a while, we naturally started working with Kareena,” Faraz said. “The sisters are very close and are quite similar in terms of their tastes and habits. Kareena and I bond over our traditions, family values and love for food. I recall when we did our very first shoot together in Jaipur, we were both scheduled to leave for home the very next day. Just before boarding, we both realised that we wanted to stay back for another day, relax and indulge in Rajasthani food. So we did. And that’s how we became friends from day one.”

The couturier also discussed the similarities and uniqueness of his clientele in India and Pakistan.

“Both countries are very similar culturally, but the unique point about the women in Pakistan is their classic, conservative approach, whereas, in India, the audience is more experimental and bold in their use of colour and cuts,” he expressed.