Monday, July 02, 2007
Himesh Reshammiya's coloured baseball caps co-ordinated with his clothes in Aap Kaa Surroor, looked really silly. It's ok to wear caps in real life, to disguise a balding head, but who wears a cap ALL the time? Indoors and outdoors? In sun and shade? Whoever gave Himesh that style mantra just made him look like a goofball. Besides, it's rude to wear a cap when you are talking to an older person, and Himesh has one on his head when he's asking his beloved's dad for her hand in marriage. He has it on in jail too!
Ok, so he wears it on stage when he is singing, or in his music videos as some kind of statement (of what?) but he was even seen at a wedding function with a cap on. Majorly tacky-he can afford a good hair job if his lank hair bothers him so much.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra had first started going around with a baseball cap on his head-though he didn't go as far as matching it with his shirt. Now he seems happier without it, and definitely a lot more dignified.
Then there's Jackie Shroff and his bandana. For some time, he looked stylish draping a bandhni dupatta round his head, but again not ALL the time-whenever he is seen in public he has this headgear on. It's still okay in the daytime, when matched with casual clothes, but with formal wear it looks ridiculous. These guys should learn something from superstar Rajnikant--- he shows off his balding head with extreme nonchalance, and that is real style.
In Aap Kaa Surroor, poor Hansika Motwani was made to look like a wannabe instead of a heroine with her wardrobe of frumpy dresses, badly styled hair and make-up that all but shouted "loud". The girl's a teenager, why make her dress like a matron-unless it was to make her look older to 'match' Himesh.
And whoever told Himesh it is manly to wear shirts, unbuttoned to the waist, showing off chubby torso, was totally off the mark. Himesh may be a hero of the 'taporis', but he is a style disaster.
Look at the Deol men in Apne-- nice, manly clothes that don't yell "look at me" but you look anyway. Except for his singer scenes, even Bobby Deol wore mostly understated clothes, as compared to his costumes in Shakalaka Boom Boom and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Sunny, of course, is always a non-showy dresser and Dharmendra looked cool in sober colours.
But the women's costumes were way too garish- like TV serial costumes, with matching accessories at all times. The sari Shilpa wore in Bobby's dream sequence was bizarre.
Style that backfired: Amitabh Bachchan's Pirate-meets-gypsy look in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom . They must have thought fans would go "Wah" at his colourful look, instead they went "Huh? Yeh kya?" Which applied to the film as well.
Again, the most stylish honour goes to Kangana Ranaut-that plunging neckline number she wore with such confidence at the IIFA awards-wow! Mallika 'Cleavaage' Sherawat take tips from Kangana. And to think she's a small town gal. Look at her standing with the sophisticated Preity Zinta in a fab photo, in which they are dressed in near identical style - simple dresses, broad belts and peep toe sandals. Only Kangana's dress was white, Preity's was black or they would have been embarrassed by the similarity.