Shah Rukh Khan may have gotten rid of his ponytail after the release of Don 2 (2011), but his style statement continues to inspire fellow actors. Shreyas Talpade, who worked with SRK in Om Shanti Om (2007), will be seen sporting tied hair as a part of his three looks in Aditya Datt’s forthcoming film, Will You Marry Me. The director admits, “Shah Rukh inspired one of the looks Shreyas is sporting in the film. We tried almost 20 different styles before finalising on the three distinct looks.”
Talpade, on his part, didn’t want to use a wig. He says, “I grew my hair for four months and continued to sport long hair till we completed shooting. But personally, I prefer to keep my locks short.”
Will You Marry Me is a rom-com revolving around three friends played by Talpade, Muzzamil Ibrahim and Rajeev Khandelwal and their life post-college. It also features a beach wedding in Dubai. Talpade says, “The three guys are distinct because of their personalities — one is a crook, another is street smart and I play the good guy who turns wicked.”
Datt says, “Shreyas plays a simple and sober character, who undergoes a makeover just to compete with his rash playboy and best friend (played by Rajeev).” The film also stars Mugdha Godse and Celina Jaitly.