Here's How Sabyasachi Reacted to the Backlash Received For Anushka Sharma's Delhi Reception Outfit

It did not go down well with many.

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While #Virushka managed to blow everyone's minds away with the news of their secret Italian wedding exactly one month ago, they didn't fail to get people all dreamy-eyed when pictures from their Tuscan wedding surfaced online.

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Remember Karan Johar's tweet?

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Yeah, he did manage to get the pulse of the people and say it out loud.

In a recent interview with Telegraph, Sabyasachi talked about the whole experience of taking on the sartorial responsibility of the wedding, along with interesting deets about the creation of those spectacular outfits.

Starting off with the pale pink wedding lehenga, Sabyasachi revealed,

"Anushka is a Pahari girl, and I think for her side of the family, culture, tradition are very, very important. She wanted to do the works, the jhumkas, the Nath and two dupattas, but she was getting married in Tuscany, so she wanted to be in sync with what the natural surroundings of Tuscany would be.In Tuscany, you would be conspicuous if you were wearing a red lehenga, especially when there is no sun. I knew the wedding would be in winter and there would be little sunlight, so it would be best to keep the colours pale."

I don’t think Indian brides feel complete without wearing the colour red in one of their functions. Anushka decided to wear red on her reception. And much to my absolute delight, it would be a red Benarasi saree. From the by-lanes of Peeli Kothi in Benaras. I was particularly excited about this look because I have seen an entire generation of Bengali women getting married in red Benarasi sarees. The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent and powerful. She chose to wear heritage uncut diamond choker and jhumkas from the Sabyasachi Bridal Jewelry collection. Bollywood can play a major role in spreading awareness about Indian textiles and handlooms. And I must say the occasion couldn’t be better. I know copies of this saree will flood the entire country in the next few months to come, which also means that a million weaver’s children will be back at school. All I can say is thank you Anushka! Virat 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. @anushkasharma @virat.kohli @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi @tajdiplomaticenclave For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com #Sabyasachi #TheWorldOfSabyasachi #SabyasachiJewelry #AnushkaSharmaViratKohliReception #Virushka #AnushkaSharma #ViratKohli

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"For her Delhi reception, Anushka wanted to wear a sari and also sindoor. So I generally suggested to her if she would want to wear a red Benarasi. For me, it was a wish fulfilment, because I have seen every Bengali bride getting married in a red Benarasi. Also, a lot of North Indian girls, especially from Uttar Pradesh, they wear a lot of Benarasi saris. What I liked about her was, it was not an inaccessible piece… a lot of middle-class and upper-middle-class girls can also wear a Benarasi sari."

Sabyasachi also talked about why he loved being Anushka's wedding designer, and what exactly was their mindset while creating her wedding ensembles.

"What excited me about this is — this is how clothing should be. A lot of people want to go for things which are exclusive, but Anushka was very inclusive. She wanted to wear something that was part of her tradition and I did not give her something that was very designer. I gave her something very traditional and something that a lot of girls can go into the sari shops and buy for themselves."

For the red saree that Anushka donned in her wedding reception in the capital, the designer shared that he got a lot of flak from the fans and readers, with people questioning the designer element in the saree.

"I got a lot of flak for Anushka's Delhi reception outfit because a lot of people said 'Iss main designer kya hai?' (What's designer in this?) But the comments made me smile because that is exactly what we wanted to do, we wanted her to be accessible, we did not want her to sit in an ivory tower."

Well, we must say he managed to create quite a buzz with ALL the outfits he designed for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's wedding.

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