Movember: The ‘mooch’ talked about month is here!

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 07, 2015 17:40 IST
Bollywood’s Mooch Brigade: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are big inspirations for those who want to keep a moustache.

Mooche ho toh Nathulal ji jaisi ho, warna na ho, who can forget these iconic lines from Sharaabi (1984)! Nathulalji would surely be proud to flaunt his mooch this month, what with Movember making waves all over the world.

The month of no-shave November has been trending in a big way for over a decade, and youngsters in the Capital are also inspired. From thick walrus-style mooches and the classic chevron to the ever popular horseshoe and handlebar, there’s so mooch love for November. The movement kicked off in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003 and raises awareness about men-related health issues.

An airline in France has also been advocating Movember.

Delhi-based upcoming model Sahil Rally recently shared a picture on Facebook showing off his mooch. “I started following Movember after my friends spoke about it and I got to know what it was all about,” he says. Designer Anand Bhushan is all for the trend. “The movement can extend throughout the year. Nothing looks sexier than a beard.”

Supermodel Cindy Crawford (third from right) shared a picture of family and friends with scribbled-on mooch for Movember.

City-based musician Akshay Johar thinks some are doing bathroom activism. “I think some Delhi men tend to think of it as a fashion movement. I don’t think many would know what it’s for. Hence it sometimes comes across as gimmicky.”

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