Minal Khan In A Sabyasachi Rip-Off!
February 19, 2021

Who wore it best? Minal Khan or Alia Bhatt?

Recently a photo has been popping up and getting our attention and it’s all about a fashion face-off between the fashion monger Alia Bhatt and the girl next door Minal Khan. The only problem with this viral picture is that our very own Minal Khan is seen wearing a total rip-off of a Sabyasachi Mukherjee famous neon lime green lehenga choli which he designed in 2018 and B-Town’s sweetheart Alia Bhatt adorned it. The dress became an instant it and also all the brides-to-be ordered this couture piece from Sabyasachi!

Alia Bhatt was seen in this Sabyasachi lehenga choli at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding back in 2018. We like how it was paired with an organza dupatta, with the look rounding out with a lovely neckpiece. Now, we all know Alia’s go-to designer is Sabyasachi and the brand agrees with her too. The muse has countless times worn Sabyasachi for launches, weddings, talk shows and everything in between. Bejeweled in Sabyasachi Mukherjee heritage signature jewelry, the stunner rocked the outfit, like any other back in May 2018. Styled by Ami Patel, the pearl beaded choker and maang tikka was a stroke of pure genius. With minimal makeup and a low effort hairstyle, Bhatt sure knows how to ace it and she did, alongside beau Ranbir Kapoor – making their first official appearance in front of the public as well.

Now from the past day or two, Minal Khan’s image has been circulating on Instagram. She is seen wearing a pop of same neon color and the same design with even the minute details being copied in the same manner by Waqas Shah. The lehenga choli that has been to quite an extent, admitted to being copied, has been perceived as more of a wonderful and budget friendly alternative, but then again why rip-off someone else’s hard-work and creativity? The similarities are never-ending with the same traditional approach, classic balanced pattern on the borders, same color and the sheer organza dupatta. Inspiration is different but a rip-off is a rip-off, after all we have to call a spade a spade. If it were in any other color or the silhouette wasn’t the same as Sabyasachi we could have taken into consideration but we are a little shell shocked.

What are your thoughts on this?