Desi girl is back

Actor Kareena Kapoor believes that her casual outfits in Bodyguard will be trendsetting.

bollywood Updated: Sep 03, 2011 01:55 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
Kareena Kapoor,bollywood,fashion

Actor Kareena Kapoor has become something of a style icon for the current generation, sparking off fashion fads with her zippered Asoka dhoti saris, Chameli ‘cholis’ (blouses), Jab We Met Patiala salwars and 3 Idiots glasses and scarves. Now, the Bollywood star believes that her wardrobe in Bodyguard will become just as trendsetting. The Salman Khan starrer opened on Wednesday at cinema halls worldwide.

“It’s not out-of-the-box high-gloss fashion like Tashan (2008) and Kambakkht Ishq (2009). Bodyguard is more everyday, ready-to-wear clothes that spell casual ethnic and chic,” says the 30-year-old actor.

“Whether it’s the salwar-kurtas, jeans and tees or the saris, they are the kind that would appeal to every girl across the country because my character is a small townie rather than a model. Also, my fans seem to like the ‘desi’ girl look going by the popularity of Geet (her character in Jab We Met, 2007) and Pia (3 Idiots, 2009).

We have played around with innovative colours schemes by mixing together different dyes to create interesting palettes on screen,” she adds.

According to Manish Malhotra, who’s designed Bebo’s wardrobe, “These kurtas and lace-chiffon saris, with tantalising cholis, could even flag off a new line of evening wear,” he adds.

Kareena has been talking about launching her label for a while now and Manish has his string of designer stores. So can we expect a Bodyguard line from the duo to hit the market soon? “That takes time, and right now, I don’t even have time to meet my family,” says Kareena.

First Published: Sep 02, 2011 17:50 IST