Prabal Gurung, a renowned fashion designer, explained how he first met Alia Bhatt at Karan Johar’s birthday party ten years ago, which led to backlash against the actress’ Met Gala debut in 2023. Alia Bhatt made her Met Gala 2023 debut and became a muse for renowned designer Prabal Gurung. Alia rocked the red carpet in a gorgeous white ball gown adorned with 100,000 pearls. Her followers have praised the actress’ attractiveness and confidence since her photographs and videos went viral on social media.

Alia Bhatt gets brutally trolled for her Met Gala debut

But now, the Raazi actress has become the target of cruel trolls after designer Prabal Gurung disclosed how he met her. Prabal revealed in a lengthy message on his social media handle that he met Alia at his best friend Karan Johar’s 40th birthday party. Since Prabal’s revelations, netizens have begun to mock Alia for her nepotistic approach.

A Reddit thread reshared Prabal’s post, and netizens mocked Alia. One of the users commented, “So they’ve been planning her Met gala debut for 10 years?” Another wrote, “The more I get to know about her, the more I respect self-made women like Aishwarya, PC and Deepika.” Netizens also stated Alia being an utter disgrace at the event.

Prabal Gurung opened up he met Alia Bhatt at Karan Johar’s 40th birthday party

Concerning Prabal Gurung’s post, the renowned designer took to Instagram and shared a photo of himself with Alia Bhatt from her Met Gala 2023 debut. Along with the photo, Prabal added details about Alia’s clothing, writing: “More than 100,000 pearls were hand embroidered in India on satin-faced organza from Europe and all made in Atelier Prabal Gurung, New York. A well-travelled dress for the global superstar.”

On the same line, he explained how he first met Alia at his best buddy Karan Johar’s 40th birthday celebration. Prabal elaborated on this, writing: “It was my dearest friend Karan Johar’s 40th birthday in Mumbai, where I first met Alia. I had heard rave reviews about her through him and my brother Pravesh, who was assisting Karan in her debut film. I was immediately taken by her when I met her. A petite ingenue whose simmering fire within her was palpable to all of us. One film after another, she has surpassed anyone’s expectations and thrilled us with her creative genius. She’s a powerhouse performer. To me, she is one of the finest actors we have right now globally, but above all, she’s a friend, a good friend, and a loyal one, that’s what makes her extremely special.”