Kumail Nanjiani rocks Pakistani designer Umar Sayeed’s sherwani at the ‘Eternals’ premiere!
Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani looked stunning as he walked on the blue carpet wearing a purple brocade sherwani to Monday night’s premiere of Eternals, designed by Pakistani designer Umar Sayeed.
- The actor’s mother helped him find the designer, Umar Sayeed, to create the purple-and-gold traditional Pakistani sherwani, made in consultation with stylist Jeanne Yang.
- In Eternals, Nanjiani’s superhero character assumes the identity of a Bollywood star.
“I wanted to wear a Sherwani because 1. They look awesome and 2. My costume in the film always reminded me of Sherwanis. And I wanted to use a designer in Pakistan, not just a Pakistani designer in the U.S. So I called my mom, she gave me names of three amazing designers in Pakistan,” he said while talking to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nanjiani’s look donning sherwani has also received love on social media.
Never in my life had I thought of seeing a brown superhero, let alone seeing that same brown person wearing a sherwani at a marvel premier!! @kumailn you are absolutely incredible & I'm so proud of you 😭💜 #Eternals #Kingo pic.twitter.com/ItQ7rz2NqH— anya || गेटकीप किंगो✨ (@kingosbff) October 19, 2021