The world of Indian fashion and entertainment was buzzing with excitement on August 30, 2023, as renowned ace designer Manish Malhotra stepped into a new realm of creativity by launching his very own film production company, ‘Stage 5 Production.’
Over the years, he has dressed countless celebrities and created iconic looks for numerous Bollywood films. His foray into the world of film production is a natural progression for someone who has been an integral part of the entertainment industry for decades.
The announcement was made by Manish on Instagram, where he shared the company’s logo and wrote a heartfelt message about his love for clothes, colours, and films. Sharing the news on his social media he wrote, “Ever since my childhood there’s a certain calling i’ve had for Clothes , Colours and Films . I was fascinated by fabrics , textures and music and watched every film wide eyed longing to be a part of Indian Cinema one day.
The fascination with clothes grew me to becoming a costume designer and then to starting my Label after many years.
Today after gratifying 3 decades of being in the movies I Present to you STAGE5 Production .. A company that will nurture different artistic voices from all over and take pride in the diversity of stories, collaborating with directors , writers , artist who are not only talented but also have a unique new vision ..”
Best wishes have already started pouring in for Manish from the film and fashion industry. Karan Johar, who is a close friend of Manish’s, wrote on Instagram, “Manish…More power to you…You are a mega achiever in fashion…and films are your passion…Stage 5 will be a testament of that passion…can’t wait to see this journey unfold.”
Kriti Sanon wrote, “Congratulations Manishhhhh! You’ve been talking about this for so long! Wishing u a great new chapter ❤️😘” Sophie Choudry wrote, “
Yessssss!!!! Congratulations MM on this incredible new journey!! So thrilled for you ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙌🙌🙌”