Kareena Kapoor has become something of a style icon for the Gen Next, sparking off fashion fads with her zippered Asoka dhoti saris, Chameli cholis (blouses), Jab We Met Patiala salwars and 3 Idiots glasses and scarves. Now, the Bollywood star believes that her Bodyguard wardrobe will become just as trendsetting.
“Bodyguard is more everyday, ready-to-wear clothes that spell casual ethnic and chic,” Kareena points out. “Whether it’s the salwar-kurtas, jeans and tees or the saris, they are the kind that would appeal to every girl across the country because my character is a small townie rather than a model. Also, my fans seem to like the desi girl look going by the popularity of Geet (her character in Jab We Met, 2007) and Pia (3 Idiots, 2009), so I have my hopes up. We have played around with innovative colours schemes by mixing together different dyes to create interesting palettes on screen.”
Her stylist Manish Malhotra, who’s designed her wardrobe agrees with her. “It’s a cool Indian look and should bring back the long, straight kurtas that can be teamed with salwars and Patialas and accessories like lots of oxidised bangles and chamkeeli (glittering) bindis,” he says, adding, “These kurtas and lace-chiffon saris, with tantalising cholis, could even flag off a new line of evening wear.”