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Mumbai’s most stylish

Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 01, 2013
First Published: 13:09 IST(1/2/2013) | Last Updated: 16:09 IST(1/2/2013)

Akshay Kumar
Akshay’s never-a-care-in-the-world attitude and easy charm make him one of the most popular faces in the industry. In his 20-year career in Bollywood, he has experimented with various looks for each of his films and has emerged as a trendsetter, without even trying to be one. From his college boy looks in Khiladi, to his macho avatar in Sabse Bada Khiladi, his simple looks in Hera Pheri to the R2.5 lakh Christian Louboutins in Khiladi 786, he’s come a long way. Akshay plays to his strengths when it comes to style, and this quality lets him slip in and out of roles with the ease of an acrobat.

Praful Patel
Style is something you don’t usually associate with politics. But one look at Praful Patel and you might want to reconsider your thoughts. In a field that is almost synonymous with khadis and modest dhotis, he comes across as a breath of fresh air. Whether it is a crisp white kurta or a stately suit, his ability to carry off what he wears is remarkable. Being the dynamic leader that he is, his style is also emblematic of his effortless glide from tradition to modernity and vice versa, whatever the situation demands of him.

Ronit Roy
From his engineering days in Ahmedabad to sharing screen space with some of the most talented actors in the industry, Ronit has come a long way. Along the path, he has managed to sharpen his acting skills, create a niche for himself in the industry and build a tasteful sense of style. From donning a velvet bandhgala at the Cannes Film Festival, to suiting up for the recent Stardust awards, the actor always carries himself with confidence and élan. For his latest film, Student Of The Year, Ronit experimented with a look he had never been seen in before. Playing the part of a sports coach, he was seen in sportswear from big brands, which again, he pulled off with verve.

Nikhil Chib
Needless to say, restaurateur Nikhil Chib knows his way around a kitchen. But what’s interesting is that he also seems to know how to make just the right style statement. A popular face on the party circuit for almost a decade now, Nikhil is impeccably dressed wherever he goes. His sharp sense of style includes wearing crisp white shirts tucked neatly into blue jeans, fitted suits, and of course, a bright smile.

Angela Johnson
Ever since she got her break as a Kingfisher Calender Girl in 2011, Angela Johnson has never looked back. After walking the ramp for the likes of Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani, Angela is now set to enter the film industry as well. Her perfect figure lets Angela wear practically anything. She can easily carry off clothes that may be ‘too tight’ or ‘too short’ on other women. Off the ramp, she is seen in smart casuals, and on the red carpet, she chooses to wear creations by her trusted designer friends.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is to Bollywood what Madonna is to the west. Her innate sense of fashion has helped her emerge as a trendsetter in the industry as well as among her fans. Not only does she experiment with a variety of styles, she also adds her own personal touch to her ensembles — which makes her stand out. What’s more, her knowledge of style follows her into her films as well, as she always makes an effort to make her characters look real and relatable.

Rohit Shetty
For the filmmaker who has given Bollywood some of its biggest blockbusters in the past few years, embodying style is as important as exuding it through his films. Not one to shy from experimenting with his looks, Rohit can sport a grungy biker jacket and a majestic bandhgala, both with equal ease. It would not be wrong to say that he is one of the leaders among the current crop of filmmakers who prove that fashion can be realistic, on and off screen. There’s an air of boldness around him that you cannot miss. An antithesis of all that a director is usually expected to be (boringly clad, never vivacious), Rohit comes across as a breath of fresh air.

Natasha Poonawala
In Mumbai’s high society, being stylish isn’t an easy job. Natasha Poonawalla, however, makes it seem like a piece of cake. Whether she’s wearing a casual Dolce & Gabbana polka dot chiffon dress to the stables or an über-chic Stella McCartney dress to a social do, Natasha always manages to make it to the fashion pages. With her elegance, poise and a delectable sense of style, she’s sure to be the darling of fashionistas around the country for a long time to come.


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