Says the Aladin actor, "I like long hair and my character is such in Dhamaal 2 that I can keep experimenting with my hair especially in the second half. I have been trying out different looks. Last week, I went to Aalim and asked Mayuri (one of the stylists there) to give him a cool, different look. She suggested the cornrow style and said it would take three hours to do."
He adds, "I had an idea what it might look like but when Mayuri showed me the final results I thought it was very cool. Now is the time to experiment with different looks. I am trying to figure out my schedule so I can use the cornrow style in the film. My family was, of course, shocked when they saw me. They have never seen anybody with such hair! But my friends loved it and thought it was different."
The actor didn't keep the look for very long. "It's difficult sleeping with the cornrow hairstyle and it was becoming quite painful for me as the hair is braided too tight. And so, I removed them yesterday morning," he reasons.
Aalim says, "Cornrows are trendy. David Beckham used to sport it earlier. Riteish loves to experiment with his various hairstyles and stylish colours too. We had earlier tried the cornrow look with Hrithik Roshan for one of his hoardings."
About cornrow hairstyles
Cornrow hairstyles are a style of braiding the hair close to the scalp. While usually done in straight rows, the cornrow can also be seen in complex geometric and curved patterns. The style is favoured for its easy maintenance. It can be left in for weeks at a time with careful washing and oiling of the hair and scalp. In the 1960s. the styles became widely popular among African Americans.