is not our usual celebrity. At heart, he is still the bindaas
Bandra boy. And being a Bandra boy, all the actor wants to do now is de-glami-fy
labels and brands that have come to define our consumerist culture.
Take the latest release Aisha
, for example, which sees Sonam
Kapoor decked in gorgeous outfits from high-end, expensive brands.
John, on the other hand, believes that it is possible to look equally
good without spending a fortune on clothes. And he is most certainly
speaking from experience - the actor is known for notoriously walking
into events wearing a comfortable ensemble of jeans, t-shirts and chappals
- none the known tag names!
John is now all set to release a line of comfy chappals
year and hopefully following that will be a range of the inexpensive
worn look t-shirts. He firmly believes that the Indian definition of 'cool'
should be influenced by comfort more than anything else, and especially
not the Western hype for brand names! One ought to be, in John's
opinion, proud of the dhotis
suits in traditional fabrics like khadi
and silk. In his words, it is only after we are at ease in our own desi
clothes, that we can be confident in our own skins.
If a trend setting icon is to be established to promote
desi-fashion, John can certainly be the man! And eagerly, we await his
line of products - if they promise to hold half the charm of his person!
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