Aditya Roy Kapoor chops hair to avoid being typecast

Mumbai, March 13 (Calcutta Tube) VJ-turned actor Aditya Roy Kapoor, known for his frizzy hair, chopped his curly locks before walking the ramp for designer Debarun at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) because he doesn’t want to be trapped in one kind of image.

‘I had that hair for three years, so I chopped it. Also, I feel as an actor, I don’t want to get stereotyped into having just one look and playing just one kind of a character. I want to experiment with my looks and I’ve taken the first step,’ Aditya told reporters.

The 25-year-old Mumbaiker is a part of glitz and glamour, but despite that he was quite nervous before hitting the ramp in chappals.

‘I was quite nervous before walking the ramp. I had sweaty palms, but I was very comfortable in what I was wearing. The best part was that I got to wear chappals. I’m not allowed to wear them at most places. And I got to wear them on the ramp,’ he added.

After making a mark on small screen as a VJ on Channel V, he moved to the big screen with Vipul Shah’s ‘London Dreams’ (2009). Later he gained popularity for his roles in ‘Action Replayy’ and ‘Guzaarish’.

When asked why he roped in the young actor for his show, Debarun said: ‘I love his acting. He is someone who I feel will get into films that make sense. I like him, especially his work in ‘Guzaarish’. Also, he is an attractive man and looks good on the ramp.’

Does he feel celebrities’ presence is important at fashion shows?

‘It’s important because it’s basically for publicity and marketing… that’s the truth. Lots of designers say that celebrities presence take away the attention from the clothes, but then all the designers want to give their clothes for the red carpet. Then why is that?

‘Celebrities are the people who are there in the media so if you want your clothes to be seen, it is a good medium and everyone does it,’ he said.

For the show, Debarun desgined his collection in off-white and gold and named it ‘Opulent and Chaste’.

‘My inspiration for the collection comes from a small love story that my brother has written. It’s a tragic love story. It’s called ‘Opulent and Chaste’. Two sides of the spectrum. One is obviously opulent and one is very basic and rugged. That’s why the choice of fabric is off-white cotton and the collection also has gold,’ he revealed.

‘I have kept the whole silhouette Indian, it’s very saleable. Businesswise it makes sense to make this kind of a collection. I have two spectrums of the collection – one is a commercial range and other, which I showcased at the ramp. So the commercial range varies from about Rs.5,500 to Rs.7,000 and the ramp one is from around Rs.9,000 to Rs.16,000,’ he added.

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