When Vicky Kaushal had to hide behind the curtain of Shah Rukh Khan’s house, says ‘I was afraid koi dekh na le’
Vicky Kaushal says he landed at Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat house on Diwali last year only to realise he was dressed wrong. He says he spent the evening hanging out ‘bar ke peeche wale curtain ke peeche wale wall ke peeche’.
What with fashion designers, stylists and consultants, you would think that actors never get it wrong for special occasions. However, as Vicky Kaushal recently revealed, fashion faux pax are more common than we think.
Vicky revealed that he, Rajkummar Rao and Taapsee Pannu got the dress code wrong at Shah Rukh Khan’s Diwali party with hilarious consequences. The Uri actor said on a chat show, “So Shah Rukh sir called me and said, ‘It was my birthday a few days ago. It’s just a chill dinner, so come with your friends.’ It was my first time at Mannat and I was so happy that it was a chill get-together for his birthday. So I go in my denims and T-shirt and shirt over it, just casual,” he said.
However, he saw Bollywood glitterati dressed in their traditional best when he arrived at SRK’s residence. “I enter and see Kareena Kapoor Khan, Malaika Arora, everyone in like heavy Indian,” he said, and added that he spent the rest of the evening “hanging out in a corner behind the curtain”.
“Me, Taapsee, Rajkummar Rao...three-four of us were prepared for a birthday casual scene till we realised that we were so off. We were hanging out in one corner behind the curtain. Like, bar ke peeche wale curtain ke peeche wale wall ke peeche. We were like, koi dekh na le humein. I was so embarrassed because I was the first of that lot to enter,” he said.
Vicky also got some censure from Bollywood’s reigning fashionista, Karan Johar. “Karan meets me and he’s like, ‘Hi, you.’ Then he just looks at me and says, ‘We need to talk,’” Vicky said.