Bollywood celebrities and their statement T-shirts

Ever tried making a statement without uttering a single word? Statement T-shirts seem to be the new weapon of choice for celebrities these days. If you have something to say, why not say it in style? Cheeky and in-your-face, this effortless and chic meets casual trend is hot on the fashion radar and being welcomed by actors. Also, it should be noted that not every T-shirt that is worn is a poignant message for the public. Some are witty puns, some sarcastic messages and some are poking fun at oneself.

We hunted down some such T-shirts spotted on celebs which spoke volumes of their state of mind.

Kareena Kapoor‘s shirt reads ‘I used to be a hippie.’ Missing the vigour and free spiritedness of a different time, maybe? Not much to fault here; she looks good.
Kareena Kapoor Khan

Gauging from Karan Johar‘s look, he doesn’t seem very keen on living upto what his shirt declares which is, ‘I feel love.’
Karan Johar

We don’t argue with Jacqueline Fernandez‘ T-shirt which says ‘I look even better in a towel.’ The black stilletos and red lips are a nice touch to an otherwise simple look.
Jacqueline Fernandez

We’re totally digging Esha Gupta‘s cheeky T-shirt and the overall look seems pretty flawless as well. She paired a sassy ‘let me ask my mom first’ top with checked pants and black boots. We like.
Esha Gupta

Ayushmann Khurrana‘s shirt says ‘I can’t stop Googling myself.’ Well that’s okay, we all have at some point. He pairs it well with black animated shoes, a cap and a pair of sunglasses.
Ayushmann Khurrana

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Excited About Mumbai Concert

Rahat Fateh Ali KhanAfter getting embroiled in an alleged forex violation last month, Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is looking forward to his performance in an “absolutely new style” in Mumbai on September 20.

The singer will spread a wave of Sufism with his melodious music and rhythms at the EEMAX global awards ceremony 2015 at the Taj Lands End. The awards ceremony will be held after a conclave on September 19.

“My performance at the awards ceremony will be my very first live act in India after many years. I will be performing in an absolutely new style and I’m eagerly looking forward to the audiences’ reaction on the awards night,” he said in a statement.

The Main Jahaan Rahun and O Re Piya singer was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in New Delhi in a case of alleged forex violation for a second time last month.

In 2011, he was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence following a day’s detention at the airport in Delhi for carrying undisclosed foreign currency totalling more than $100,000.

Other performing artists at the EEMAX global awards ceremony include names like Shaan, Lauren Gottlieb along with Shillong Chamber Choir.

The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) has instituted EEMAX GLOBAL, the industry’s award ceremony to recognise excellence in the event and experiential marketing space.

Sonam Kapoor on her Cannes Wardrobe and Promoting Indian Designers

AishaShowcasing international brands is actress Sonam Kapoor’s everyday style statement — but promoting desi designers and Indian elements is the motto for the young and stylish actress whenever she makes an appearance at foreign venues.

Set to make her red carpet appearance on May 18 and 19 at the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival, the actress feels that if one embraces one’s body the way it is, then one would look beautiful.

“Every year, I have been trying to bring in Indian elements with my look and appearance. When I go on an international platform, I try to promote Indian designers as much as I can because we have such a talented crop in our country,” she said.

“So whether I am attending fashion shows abroad or press events, I try to add Indian element to my look,” Sonam told IANS in an interview over phone from Mumbai.

The 28-year-old is set to make her fourth appearance at the prestigious festival, starting on May 14. Her previous Cannes wardrobe included a sari teamed up with a jacket by designer Anamika Khanna. She had accessorised it with a kundan nose ring.

Even for her western look, the daughter of designer Sunita Kapoor and actor Anil Kapoor added a hint of Indian accessories.

“In one of my previous appearances when I wore a floral Dolce and Gabbana gown, I teamed it up with a neck piece that my mother (Sunita) made. So it was an Indian setting. Even if I don’t wear Indian dress, I try to put in an Indian element consciously,” she added.

The Aisha actress will attend the festival as the brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris and this season she will promote an Indian skin tone with the brand’s latest line L’Or Lumiļæ½re collection.

“We are trying to do something that is classic, something that is not just fashionable but can be easily related to by regular crowd too. My look is elegant and beautiful and universal. We are trying to promote Indian skin tone through a range of bronze, gold shades along with pops of colours,” she said.

During her past appearances at Cannes, Sonam has been one of the favourite Indian celebrities for the International media, thanks to her choice of clothes. Be it the white Jean Paul Gaultier couture she wore in 2011 or the Alexander McQueen black lacy gown in 2012, the actress received accolades for her look.

But the actress has never tried too hard to remain stylish.

“I try to dress up according to my size. One shouldn’t follow trend and try to be something that you are not and this is what I have been telling to all the regular girls. I have regular kind of body for instance I have got big hips and I have Punjabi arms so I need to dress-up according to my body.”

“I remember a couple of years back, I did an interview and they asked whether I will wear a swim suit or bikini so my answer was ‘why not, of course, I will wear it as a real girl’. In one of my latest films where I wore a bikini, I didn’t try to become like really skinny and then go for a swimsuit. I wanted to be like a regular girl.

“As soon as you embrace your body the way it is, you will look beautiful. It will be harder in the beginning but eventually they will accept you,” she said.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Freida Pinto are the other L’Oreal Paris brand ambassadors from India who will attend the event on May 16, 17 and May 17, 18, respectively.

So for Sonam, who does she think has made the most impressive appearance on Cannes so far?

“I love Vidya Balan and I thought she did an amazing job with the way she dressed up last year. She was incredible,” said Sonam who also finds India one of the most “extremely stylish country”.

“Nothing is more stylish and sexier than an Indian sari and nothing is more elegant than angrakha and nothing looks better than sherwani,” she said.

Sonam Kapoor: Even I am Targeted on Koffee With Karan

Deepika PadukoneSonam Kapoor made some controversial statements on the chat show Koffee with Karan, which included a comment on Deepika Padukone’s style. The actress, however, says when she is targeted by celebrities on the same show, she doesn’t make a big deal out of it.

Known for her high-style quotient, the Raanjhanaa actress said: “I have realised that a lot of people say a lot of things about me on the same show. On every show someone has said something about me.”

“But because I go with the spirit of the show, I never react to anything, I don’t comment, I don’t make a big deal out of it and I expect the people to do the same thing,” added the 28-year-old known for her carefree attitude.

She was talking at the launch of the L’Oreal new looks for Cannes International Film Festival.

On the chat show Sonam had commented upon Deepika’s style saying it is dominated by her stylist Anaita Shroff and her wardrobe lacks her personal touch.

However, she doesn’t mind yapping tongues and said: “For some strange reason I make good copy, so people like to talk about me. I am okay as long as people are talking about me.”

But enough is enough. Now she plans to stop commenting on anybody’s clothes.

“Honestly, I think I will start being a little more careful and I will not give my opinion on anyone’s clothes anymore. It was a fun show and I tried to be fun and not take myself too seriously. But I think that’s the wrong move,” she said.

Sonam is currently gearing up to walk the red carpet at the Cannes film fest that begins on May 14.

Heidi Klum admires Gwen Stefani’s quirky style statement

Americas Got TalentAmerica’s Got Talent judge and supermodel Heidi Klum admires the quirky style of rocker Gwen Stefani.

The 40-year-old said she takes inspiration from the singer’s fearless style and loves how she puts her outfits together, reported Contactmusic.

“I love Gwen Stefani’s style. She is bold and fearless and always looks put together,” Klum said.

Klum is not the only star who is a fan of Stefani’s adventurous style, pop star Rita Ora too adores the singer’s way of dressing up and even wears a red lip in tribute to the Don’t Speak hitmaker’s signature beauty look.

Deepika Padukone: My mother is my style icon

ActressModel-turned-actress Deepika Padukone, who can give her contemporaries a run for their money when it comes to style, says her style statement is “simple” and “elegant” like her mother Ujjala.

“In my growing up years, my mother was my style icon and she still is. She is someone who has influenced my style a lot,” Deepika said at the launch of a limited collection of Van Heusen spring/summer collection designed by her.

The actress gives due credit to her mother for her fashion sensibilities.

“Today when I talk about my personal style being classic, simple, elegant, .it all comes from the way she used to dress. I have never been someone who has accessorised a lot and that comes from her.

“She always wore just a simple watch or simple jewellery. She never accessorised too much. I think as a little girl when you are growing up, your mother’s style is what rubs off on you the most,” added the 28-year-old.

Sonam Kapoor to wear Indian outfit at the Cannes Film Festival

AishaThis is her third year at the Cannes International Film Festival and actress Sonam Kapoor plans to make a style statement in an Indian outfit at the red carpet there.

Starting on May 15, the event will see screenings of three Indian movies Monsoon Shootout, Bombay Talkies and Dabba. At the 11-day event India will be the guest country, while Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will join the jury panel at the 66th edition of the festival.

And Sonam plans to enhance the Indian flavour by hitting the red carpet in desi look.

“I always walk two red carpets for Cannes and make it a point to wear an Indian outfit on at least one occasion. I had previously worn Masaba Gupta and Anamika. I will wear an Indian outfit for sure for one or both the red carpet events,” Sonam told reporters here Monday at the unveiling of the L’Or sunset collection and Bollywood inspired make-up looks for the film festival.

“This is my third year at the Cannes. I am excited to be walking the red carpet in the opening ceremony,” she added.

Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai will also walk the red carpet this year. “All three of us represent India and we will not compete on who looks better among us. We have Indian skin and use Indian make up, so if we compare it with white skin, neither sides will win,” said the 27-year-old seen in films like Delhi-6 and Aisha.

Talking about Indian clothes, the actress said: “I don’t think Indian clothes or make up is subtle. I think Indian women like the whole idea of being made up. Indian girls love the drama.”

Dev Anand Bollywood’s original style icon: Designers

1950Dev Anand, the style icon of 1950s and 1960s, scripted a fashion statement with his scarves, mufflers, jackets and his singnature puff, inspired by his childhood ideal Gregory Peck. The newage designers describe him as a trendsetter and a mentor who gave a fillip to Bollywood fashion.

Thanks to his good looks, further enhanced by his stylish wardrobe and on-screen romantic image portrayed in songs like Abhi na jao chodkar, Jia o and Khoya khoya chand, Dev Anand had girls swooning over him. There was a time when female fans frenzy reached such a crescendo that they started sending him letters in their blood especially after seeing him in a black suit. Such was his persona that he was banned from wearing a black suit in public.

“I think, he was never scared of following his mind when it came to dressing up. He was someone who took that extra mile to start up those trends which were considered bold and experimental during the 1960s. He gave mufflers worldwide recognition and that too in various forms,” designer Nida Mahmood told IANS.

“The two films which I actually remember of him where he was portrayed as the true style icons was Heera Paana and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. He crossed all boundaries to invent trends which were never seen before in the Hindi film industry and scarf was one of them,” she added.

Do you remember Shah Rukh Khan in Mohabbatein (2000) where he is seen wrapping sweaters around his shoulders? that style was actually introduced by Dev Anand in his 1973 movie Heera Panna.

Arpan Vohra says Dev saab created style “not only in reel but also in real life. His signature strip black trousers, cap wore on one side, bright cardigans and scarves tied around his neck created sensation.”

“How can we forget his effortless attempt of wearing sweaters on shoulders, which became a rage. He was the one who invented fashion 40 years back but people still follow it whole-heatedly. He gave fresh flowers a new meaning with his movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna by using it as an accessory. When we talk about retro look, the first individual which comes to our mind is Dev Anand and that’s what he is known for in glamour world,” he added.

The actor was climbing the success ladder in the 1960s, which is said to be one of the most fashion-conscious periods in recent history. Apart from his wardrobe, he exercised a profound influence on the youth with his puffed hair style.

“The way he created sensation in 1960’s was daring, especially his little puffed hairstyle. He was the one who started the trend of boy next-door, neat look. I will consider him as the father of fashion in the lead actors wardrobe. The kind of longevity he had when it comes to making a trend popular is phenomenal. Before him, I can only remember Prithvi Raj Chauhan,” said designer Rahul Mishra.

The realisation that no one can bring back that era in Bollywood saddens Mishra.

“I think that era will never come back because right now people are too much influenced by outside world. Rather than creating their own style, many people are looking at the West. But I would say Dev saab was the global style icon as his style and sense of dressing infected the entire world. How can we forget that at one time he was termed as the true competitor of Elvis Presley because of his hair style,” he added.

The Guide star’s clothing sense has not failed to inspire or motivate the current lot of designers and Abhishek Dutta says he would love to dedicate a collection inspired by Dev saab.

“I would consider him as the one who revived Bollywood in true sense through his style and presentation. The way he used vibrant colours in his wardrobe was phenomenal especially because people during that time were living in black and white period.

” In Guide, I saw him crossing boundaries and bringing in the entire new concept to the Bollywood fashion especially with his shirts and buttoned up look. I would definitely want to make a collection keeping his style in mind,” said Dutta.