Ed Sheeran wooed the crowd in a blue kurta Image: Viral Bhayani
Ed Sheeran just went seriously desi and stormed Mumbai with a guitar and a kurta. But have you ever wondered what made our favourite Ginger Brit go for an Indian wardrobe for his second performance in India? Well, it has an interesting story behind it. And T2 Online has all the dope.
The eye-catching dupion silk blue Kurta was a part of a welcome gift hamper by Farzana Cama Balpande, who runs BookMyShow's charity initiative BookASmile. A source close to the organisers tells us, "It wasn’t even originally a part of his performance wardrobe. It was gifted to Sheeran less than two hours before he took the stage."
And guess what? The Shape of You hitmaker instantly fell in love with the desi attire and decided to wear it for his weekend Mumbai concert.
Elaborating on how the kurta was inspired by his genre-defying third studio album Divide, Cama Balpande said, "When Ed Sheeran performed in India for the first time in 2015, we noticed that he had worn a kurta. This time we decided to design and get one made for him, inspired by his album ÷ (divide). To give it a more Indian touch, his album name was written in Hindi at the back of the kurta. When we presented it to him, he was overjoyed and his reaction gave us hope that he may actually wear it for at least some part of his performance."
"When he finally walked onto the stage wearing it, we were absolutely honoured and thrilled by his gesture. While he loved the entire hamper, we know the kurta was very special to him," he added.
Well, India definitely fell in love with the Shape of Ed Sheeran in a kurta, and he should totally wear it elsewhere too.