It's official now. If people are talking about Akshay Kumar's more sophisticated clothes these days, it's his beautiful wife Twinkle Khanna's doing.
Twinkle has apparently decided to take charge of Akshay Kumar's closet. So far, she was discreetly guiding her husband from behind the scenes, letting him into her special skills at colour co-ordination and mixing 'n' matching in fits and starts. But lately, Akshay has been dressing up more by his wife's code than his own.
Says a source, "Akshay has been depending more and more on his wife's tastes in clothes. He seems to have realized that he looks better when his wife chooses his clothes. So nowadays, he has left the choice of his clothes to events, parties and even what to wear for day-to-day shooting to his better-half."
Close friends say, this wardrobe-ravaiyya is a step away from Twinkle dressing up her husband on screen as well.
When contacted, the media-shy (but certainly not shy otherwise) Twinkle laughs, "No, I've no such ambitions. I'm happy in my world with my husband and son, happy to see him being the star. Happy building tables' chairs and watching homes come alive in front of me. As far as dressing up my husband is concerned, yes I've been supervising his clothes a bit more nowadays. Not that Akshay is a bad dresser on his own. But you know how guys are? Left to themselves, they'd just put on a white shirt over a black trouser. That's playing it safe and knowing it always works. I've changed that."
Twinkle admits that she has been dressing up her husband more adventurously lately.
She says, "Perhaps I am encouraging him to dress up more adventurously. Left to himself, he is not fashion conscious at all. It takes a woman to know what her man really looks good wearing."
Incidentally, a clothes sense runs in Twinkle's family. Her late maasi Simple Kapadia used to design clothes regularly.
So, if the buzz in the industry is Twinkle would soon take charge of Akshay Kumar's wardrobe on screen as well, we have no reason to disbelieve this line of thought.