Thursday, December 6, 2007

Aamir Khan's style statement

With every movie, Bollywood's much-loved hero sports a new look and makes a new style statement.

While Taare Zameen Par sees Aamir Khan as an art teacher (sleeveless sweaters and a mohawk), his summer 2008 venture Ghajini remake, has him working out to get a six-pack.

Lets have a look on some of Aamir's most popular getups:
Tapori cool: The jazzy costume with a cap in Rangeela (1995) was followed by tight T-shirts and a heavy, scary looking ring on every finger in Ghulam (1998). Whether it was the famous train run or the Aati Kya Khandala track, Aamir made tapori-giri look super cool.

Rebel with a role: In Lagaan, Aamir had the dusky complexion of a peasant.

For Mangal Pandey The Rising, he had long hair and a thick moustache.

In Rang De Basanti, he sported wild, curly locks, carelessly falling on his forehead.

"All three characters were revolutionaries leading from the front. But while Lagaan and Mangal Pandey were set in the pre-independence era, RDB's DJ had to exude as much power for a similar cause, but in the 21st century. He got all three looks bang on," says stylist Gouri Kapur.

Double act: "Fanaa was not a fashionable film. So we had to make sure Aamir maintained a cool, normal, hip look, while a dark, stone-hearted terrorist lurked in the shadows," says Mamta Anand, who styled the actor in Kunal Kohli's flick.

And since the film was set in Delhi in winter, Mamta gave Aamir vibrant mufflers, wristbands and bracelets and a red chilly locket.

"I'd given Aamir different layers, in keeping with his dual character. We were also aware that he would wear only one costume throughout the second half. So, his dark image is spotted only once, when he's dressed in black with this hair gelled back," says Mamta.
Head to toe: Aamir's goatee in Dil Chahta Hai became a rage among college boys!

"Almost every guy in his late teens or early 20s has sported a small goatee post DCH," says Gouri. Most actors stick as close as possible to their original styles, but not Aamir, says Mamta.

"The perfectionist that he is, he doesn't care what others think. And if he is confident that his director and stylists know what they are doing, he gets really comfortable and is all the more willing to experiment," she says.

Gouri adds, "For Aamir, his character is not just about his dialogues and expressions. He has to look the character from head to toe and he lives it throughout the film's making. He is versatility personified."

Brand Aamir: "He is an ever-changing entity, constantly re-inventing himself. He has grown from being a boy next door to a mature actor," says brand expert Harish Bijoor.

"He is the 'elder statesman of younger actors'. Aamir is very passionate about his work. And this is evident even in the products he chooses to endorse. Even his ads stand out from the rest. Brand Aamir is one of the most talked about success stories," says Harish.

Next, fab abs: It's official. Aamir is going bald for AR Murugadass's Hindi remake of Ghajini!

He has even lost 11 kgs to achieve a lean, mean physique for the role. Aamir has been given a tailor-made diet program by his nutrition consultant.

Watch out for his six-pack abs!


c e e d y said...

dude you made my day, i love this guy....and i change my looks every now and then too :)
was simple looking then almost bald sometime back and now the pic on the blog....
am desperatly waiting for TZP....

Ravi said...

@Ceedy - Well..AK is one of my all time fav actors..

I've met him a couple of times when i used to work for TOI couple of years back..he is a humble person and very friendly..

I also had a chat conversation with him on October 10th this year when he launched his website ( He spent around 10 minutes with me on the chat and it was an amazing experience!! You can read all about my chat with him under "Aamir Khan" category on my blog :)

I still remember bunking school to catch the first day first show of "Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin" way back in 1991..

Take care dude :)

c e e d y said...

i bunked college to see dil hai ke maanta nahi :)

nice so what do you do now - were you a writer at TOI???

take care

Ravi said...

I work for one of IT majors here in India at present..

In TOI I used to handle retail operations (Planet M) and also did a small stint with 360 degrees (TOI's event management arm) and that's where i got to meet Aamir :)

Take care!

c e e d y said...

i am out of india so long that i will have to refurbish my knowledge :) about TOI ventures....

thanks and have a wonderful day...and happy blogging