Fardeen sports a new look!

FARDEEN KHAN turned up in Delhi many a hours late for the launch of his sister and brother in law, Laila and Rohit Rajpal's, new ready to wear clothing line - 'Chasm' and 'Mystic Monk, looking all apologetic and sporting a new look.

By Ramesh Menon (Contributor)

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Published: Thu 17 May 2007, 11:04 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:31 AM

"Oh how does it look", he asks in jest, on his cropped hair and golden streaks, "I just got it done this morning, and this is the first time I am getting it coloured", he adds in a boyish aside.

Coincidence it may be, but an evening before, the brand that propelled a new life and a modeling career Provogue for whom he was 'the face' for nearly five years, had launched its new summer collection in Mumbai. "It was something that was on my mind for a while and I had been thinking on the lines of starting a clothing line, and what better way when you have in house expertise —Rohit's family has been in this business for over three decades".

Rajpals family export business Exotique Exports has been producing clothing lines for some of the top of the line international brand including Gap Inc., Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Oilily, Guess Inc., BCBG Max Azria, Vanity Fair Corporation, H&M, Paul Smith, Esprit, Mother Care, George, Pinco Palino, Mafrat, Monsoon, Next, Tesco Stores Ltd., More & More, Mark & Spencer, Okaidi, Sergent Major, Miss Sixty, Guru, Zara, Veronica Jasso etc. since the seventies." It's a natural progression for us, says Rajpal. We have the back end in place and wanted to explore the Indian market which is ready now for world class products. And hence the new line."

"When Rohit discussed his plans with me it was more or less on the same lines I had in mind", says Fardeen soaking in all the adulation despite his late arrival at the Gurgaon store. "I am enroute to London. Natasha is already there. And we proceed to Trinidad & Tobago for the shooting of Viveck Vaswani's Dulha Mil Gaya.

Returning to shooting after a brief hiatus and in a retrospect mood, he says, "Marriage mellows you down, and one does mature with age... I am more selective about my films now. I have Ram Gopal Verma's Darling, Sajid's Heyy Babyy, and Shyam Bajaj, Jai and Veeru, besides Dulha Mila Gaya".

The new role of being an in-house ambassador means a lot more to Fardeen. "I have to invest more time and give inputs. For me style works more than fashion."

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