Aki, is that really the name your parents gave you?
Yes. Aki was the name given to me by my parents and my grandfather.
Have you ever worn makeup of any sort while facing the camera?
I often use concealer for the undereye area because of my small eyes and dark circles.
If you had to dress the Queen of England, what look would you give her?
A customised suit by Vivienne Westwood.
Which of your designs or collections has got the most flak from the media?
Thankfully, none of my work has received any flak from the media. My film work has also been received really well. It was always seen as out of the box.
Would you rather cheat or be cheated upon?
None of the above.
Who do you think has the best style among the current crop of Bollywood actresses (you can’t name any of your clients)?
I have worked with almost all the top-ranking film actresses, but I feel that Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are the best styled.
What is the biggest mistake most Indian women make when they dress up?
Indian women wear everything at once when they are dressing up. They should understand that ‘less’ is in, and complements their
You have to send a cheesy greeting card to your sweetheart on completing one month of togetherness, What do you write?
"Sunny side up, please!"
If you had to spend your life wearing just one kind of outfit, what would it be?
A black Pathani suit.
Tell us when you last got drunk out of your mind and what happened next.
I still don’t remember anything.
If you were given a chance to remake one film, which one would it be?
A film that’s a combination of Mausam and Aandhi.
One song that describes your current state of mind?
A song by Nicolas Jaar – Just with a glance.
The one part of your body you would never get tattooed?
The one lie you got away with?
The last one.
If you could peep into anyone’s house, whose would it be?
All my ex-lovers’. I would love to spy on them.
The one actress you would love to dress on screen?
The last line of your autobiography would read?
Tum aa gaye ho noor aa gaya hai or the other option would be, "Each one of us is, successively, not one but many astonishing contrasting personalities". If I could...
I would Write a script
Intern with Gulzar
Have Breakfast in Tulum [An Island in Mexico]
Take my father to Paris, London and Vienna, where he studied
Sun sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 6
Place of birth: Kolkata
School/college: La Martiniere, Kolkata
High point of your life: Lakme India Fashion Week, 2000
Low point of your life: When I lost my mother
Currently doing; Hosting What Not To Wear - India on TLC right now
From HT Brunch, September 16
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