Abhishek Bachchan On Akbar Shahpurwala’s Demise, Recalls How He Personally Stitched His First Suit; Deets Inside!
Abhishek Bachchan wrote an emotional note on the demise of suit stylist, Akbar Shahpurwala and remembered how he used to stitch suits for him and his father, Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan is one of the most adaptable actors in Bollywood, who has usually amazed us with his outstanding performances. The role played as ‘Lallan Singh’ in Yuva or ‘Ganga Ram Chaudhary’ in Dasvi, Abhishek Bachchan is praised for his acting skills.
Abhishek Bachchan who has just come back with Aishwarya and Aaradhya from Cannes Film Festival shared the sad news with his fans.
On May 22, 2022, Abhishek shared a post on his Instagram handles with an emotional note, grieving the death of the popularly known celebrity suit stylist, Akbar Shahpurwala. While posting a picture of one of the suits made by him with his label, the actor opened up about how Akbar Shahpurala made most of his and Amitabh Bachchan’s suits and penned:
“Returned home to very sad news. Akbar Shahpurwala a bonafide legend of the film world passed away. I knew him as Akki’s uncle. He made my father’s costumes and most of his suits from as far back as I can remember and many of my films too.”
Moreover, he disclosed how Akbar cut and stitched his first-ever suit when he was a baby and the tux he donned for the premiere of his debut film. In his words: “He personally cut and stitched my first ever suit as a baby (I still have it) to the tux I wore to Refugee’s premiere. If your costumes and suits were made by Kachins and then Gabana then you had arrived as a star. That was his influence and standing.”
Recalling his words, Abhishek Bachchan looked back at how intense he was about his work, also he had shared how he is going to pay his tribute to him, and concluded the note as: “If he personally cut your suit, then he truly loved you. He always said to me that “cutting a suit is not just tailoring, it’s an emotion. When you wear my suits, each stitch is made with love and filled with my blessings.” To me, he was the best suitmaker in the world! I will wear one of the enumerable suits that you made for me tonight, Akki uncle, and feel blessed! Rest in peace.”
On the professional front, actor Abhishek Bachchan was last seen in the film, Dasvi with co-stars Yami Gautam and Nimrat Kaur.