Tarun Tahiliani slams Mrunal Thakur’s episode in Made in Heaven: A fictitious designer represented our garments

Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s show ‘Made in Heaven’ season 2 made it to OTT after a long wait of two years. The eagerly awaited series is not just winning praise but is courting controversy too.

After a Dalit author slammed the show for taking inspiration from her real life story for Radhika Apte’s episode, a celebrated designer has called out the makers for misusing his garments.

Tarun Tahiliani, a noted Indian designer, took to Instagram to point out the misrepresentation of his designs. In a series of Instagram stories, he wrote, “It is most unfortunate when a popular OTT series violates the understanding behind the provision of clothing in the first place! Case in point: Significant portions of the second episode of ‘Made in Heaven’, were styled using clothes provided by the Tarun Tahiliani studio in good faith to the stylist. Unfortunately, a fictitious designer (actor) representing a fictitious label presented our garments! This is a shocking breach of faith. If this is what the production house intended, they should have engaged a costume designer, had costumes designed, and proceeded as they saw fit.” Mrunal Thakur played the bride in this episode.
“Let’s hope that this scenario does not repeat itself with other designers who have graciously lent their work for OTT productions. Furthermore, it is out hope that such actions will never be considered acceptable in the future,” he concluded. Bhawna Sharma, who styled the cast of ‘Made In Heaven 2’, has not reacted to the controversy yet.

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