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Homing in on Hrithik?s mom-in-law

She may be more famous for being Hrithik Roshan?s mom-in-law, but Zarine Khan is more passionate about interior design than movies.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2004 13:10 IST

She may be more famous for being Hrithik Roshan’s mom-in-law, but Zarine Khan is more passionate about interior design than movies. A hobby that began with beautifying her home evolved into doing the interiors for celebrities like Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini and Raj Kapoor. Today, it has become an all-consuming need to make her surroundings beautiful. “My friend Dimple Kapadia once told that walking into my home makes her feel happy. That is exactly what tasteful interiors can do for you. It’s not about expensive furniture or great looking walls that make a home, but the warmth that the house emanates. And it’s up to the interior designers to be able to get it for you,” says the mother of Suzzane Roshan.

She was in the Capital to launch good friend and jewellery designer Archana Aggarwal’s store at Anand Niketan. She has done it up in lilac and white: An unusual colour scheme that was executed to perfection. Khan attributes her success to her personal touch. “When I began two decades back, everything was neutral and monotonous. I brought out stained wood that adds space to a matchbox apartment, giving it character and dimension,” she recalls.

As an interior designer, it’s important to have a vision. “Always allow your client to know what you have in mind whether it’s a home or office space. Put in potted plants, family photos to add warmth to the place,” she recommends with a smile.

Not happy with today’s design philosophy, Khan believes designers must think like an artist and stay away from the cut and dry look. “The project I’ve been working on at the Golden Palms in Bangalore has sheer luxury intermixed with my touch. It is one example of how easily can one make a resort look spectacular. And for my new showroom Traditional Arts in Juhu, I’ve got artifacts from Morocco to South Africa, along with beautiful lamps, tables, clocks, statues and decorative items.” Khan you have asked for more?

First Published: Mar 17, 2004 13:10 IST