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Cracking the fashion code

Sameer Soni is all set to become a fashion guru on an NDTV Goodtimes show. Minakshi Saini speaks to the actor.
Hindustan Times | By Minakshi Saini, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2008 01:00 PM IST

Sameer Soni is all set to be a fashion guru with his new six episode series Cracking the Code on NDTV Goodtimes. But Soni insists that he is "neither trendy" nor does his "dressing style make for a fashion statement."

So what makes him the perfect choice for a show like this? "Let the audience decide that but yes, the show will definitely be benefit me.. it'll help me improve my personal style," laughs the actor.

Ask him about his fashion quotient and he he bursts out laughing again. "When it comes to the wardrobe I'm really boring," he says, "I stick to classic cuts." ‘ Style statement Despite Soni's ignorance, the show sees him cover every aspect of menswear ion - from cuts to fabric to casuals and formals. It's a guide to what to wear and what not to.

Soni also says that the show is all about the Indian metrosexual male. "It is a common belief that fashion is only for women. They have even barged into a man's world and made a statement by wearing formal suits. So here's a show that talks about fashion that's for men only ."

So what really suits the Indian male? "I don't think you can limit their scope. Indian men can carry off just about anything," he states.

Besides Soni, connoisseurs like Ravi Bajaj and Ashish N Soni along with fashion editors from various publications and other experts from the industry will also be on the show.

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