Diet Sabya is back to doing what he does best -- calling out copied designs. This time, on the receiving end is Janhvi Kapoor. The actress recently featured in the Cosmopolitan India’s 2019 issue and posed in a shimmery number by Mumbai-based designer label, Purple Paisley. What also grabbed eyeballs was her hairstyle which is a far cry from her otherwise feminine style.
Now, Diet Sabya has called out that dress and accused the label of ripping off the number from Balmain’s fall 2018 collection. The caption alongside the post read, “What’s more offensive?The Wig!! @balmain FW 18 rip-off by @_purple_paisley_ on @cosmoindia Jan ‘19 issue 🤓 Comment below #dietsabya #gandicopy #🤢 #Guts#jhanvikapoor.”
Soon after Diet Sabya posted the picture, Janhvi Kapoor began getting trolled. One user wrote, “This shows how poorly study and research has been done by the stylist. Better wear something which is not high fashion or luxury than wearing its copy. This type of behaviour has always put Indian magazines at the bottom of the list in world ranking.” Another one said, “All i see is fake everything... hair to dress... oh forgot to mention the fake fruit in her hand.”
Earlier this month, Diet Sabya had picked on Sonam Kapoor and accused designer Anamika Khanna of plagiarism. However, the actress along with Rhea Kapoor were quick to hit back. Commenting on Sabya’s post, Rhea Kapoor wrote, “@anamikakhanna.in went through a major health crisis last year, in order to bring her back to her work after an almost year long sabbatical her sons @thevisheshkhanna and @viraj_khanna started saying ‘everything is ak-ok mom’ and that’s where this has come from. Thanks.”
Replying to Rhea’s comment, Diet Sabya wrote, “@rheakapoor well, the @elleindia feature states that the AK-OK idea is in fact by the sons, and inspired from “hip hop music” and “street culture”. Rhea continued by saying, “@dietsabya I have worked with Anamika khanna for 12 years. There is no emotional excuse required, she was recovering from a harsh illness for 8 months far away from Instagram and any trend spotting. She had to be cajoled to get back to work. She is a true original and a true artist, far from plagiarism. She lives in her own world in Calcutta but is astute and talented enough to pick up the pulse of what’s going on. Your post is truly irresponsible and heartbreaking. AWOK which isn’t hyphenated as ‘A-OK is, is inspired by virgil who in turn is inspired by Kim jones, raf simons and Prada. Trends and pop culture inform us all, but irresponsible name calling is shameful. And Anamika’s copy says ‘everything will be ak-ok’.”