WHETHER HE’S ON SCREEN OR OFF IT, HRITHIK ROSHAN HAS PROVED TO BE A STUPENDOUS HIT IN THE FASHION CIRCUIT. FILMFARE TRACES HIS SARTORIAL EVOLUTION
Karl Lagerfeld had once described supermodel Baptiste Giabiconi stating, “He’s good
for clothes and great with no clothes.” That description fits perfectly for Hrithik Roshan.
Bang Bang showcased Hrithik’s suave quality like never before. His chiselled abs and toned biceps were the highpoint of the ﬁlm. We also spotted him at events in semi formal suits and dishevelled hair. Other times, he looked charming in a scarf over plain tees, pants and fedora hats.
2013- FADE IN
In Krrish 3, he beefed up his body and the only thing that set his look apart from the predecessor was that he straightened his hair. Off-screen he made a style statement in faded tees paired with denims. He chose to keep his straightened locks just the way they were in the ﬁlm. And we’re glad he did so.
2012- LEAN MACHINE
In Agneepath, we saw a beefed-up Hrithik in bright red ganjis, white and grey tees and denims. Off-screen, he carried forward the leather zippers with scarves and caps.
2011- A SUIT-ABLE MAN
He pulled off the lean look in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. He was seen in formal, perfectly ﬁt suits in the ﬁlm. He triggered a trend of black leather zipper jackets with caps, scarves and sling bags. His best Filmfare photoshoot came at the same time. He adorned the avatars of different superheroes in the same shoot. Needless to say, the shoot became a hit! At this point, Hrithik grew over the loose suits and jackets and embraced the well-ﬁtted suits that accentuated his physique.
2010- SEXY AND YOU KNOW IT
In Kites we saw Hrithik look sexy in Mexican and Italian avatars. He sported waistcoats with muted shirts, along with denims and fedora hats. His shirt sleeves were folded to enhance the look of his toned biceps. He also wore loose shirts with faded denims and showed off his sexy abs in the ﬁlm.
For Guzaarish, Hrithik Roshan proved that he can be sexy even after gaining oodles of weight and lying on bed. He played the role of a paraplegic. Dressed always in black or blue long drapes, he grew a beard and let the hair curls take a life of their own. Off-screen he started curling his leather zippers around the waist with printed tees,caps and aviator shades.
2009- COLOUR ME RED!
This year Hrithik just had a cameo in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance. But he didn’t let us miss him off screen. He made some fashionable statements in plain coloured shirts, with tucked out collars and jackets teamed with pants or denims. Drool worthy, we say!
2008 – ROYAL RUMBLE
Hrithik Roshan’s royal attire of a Mughal king in Jodhaa Akbar, inspired the long sherwani with intricate embroidery, long necklaces and open necklines instead of the traditional bandhgalas. The epic romance continues to inspire wedding costumes. At events, he kept it simple with dark coloured plain shirts over denims. Sometimes teamed with his favourite fedora hat.
Hrithik had no ﬁlm release this year but he made a deﬁnite style statement with tees and denims teamed with cotton/corduroy jackets.
2006- STRAIGHT TALK
Dhoom 2 is by far his most fashionable avatar. He played the role of a burglar and hence adorned several looks and styles. He was seen in ganjis and bandanas, classic suits, jackets and aviators. One trademark style that
was lapped up by youngsters was a sleeveless open shirt paired with blue slim ﬁt denims. Off-screen, Hrithik started two trends. One was shirts and denims with white jackets and the other was tee, denims with zippers.
We saw Hrithik in tees teamed up with loose shirts and caps. He sported glasses too. It’s good that he’s got rid of the glasses now. We’d rather see those dreamy eyes. Won’t you agree?
2004- QUIRK TAKE
In Lakshya Hrithik sported two distinct looks. As the laidback college student, he sported doctor sleeves, dark colours like maroons, blacks and reds with bottleneck jeans. His dishevelled hair was quite a hit too. In the song Main aisa kyun hoon, his quirky look comprised a short white tee with silver, white and black pants. He got a crew cut as the role of an army ofﬁcer and looked dashing in uniform.
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Mujhse Dosti Karoge! and Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon failed to work at the box-ofﬁce. Koi… Mil Gaya came like a breath of fresh air. The movie put the actor back into the fray but his fashion sense was not talked about. However, this was the time when he got picked up by big fashion brands that gave the actor a fashion kickstart.
2001- CLASS ACT
Hrithik continued the trend of the square framed glasses. Then arrived the sassier Hrithik Roshan
in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. He was styled mainly in polo necks with jackets and ﬂared jeans. In the second half, he wore suave suits while in Bole chudiyaan he experimented with Indian outﬁts. Hrithik brought in V-cut tees, which became a fad later on.
2000- BIG BANG THEORY
Remember Ek pal ka jeena from Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai? Black knitted t-shirt, bell bottoms, square shaped frames and a black bandana. So hot! He also made short hair and long, sliced side-locks a fad. Then came
Fiza and Mission Kashmir where we saw Hrithik in plain coloured kurtas and pathanis. His styling was diametrically different from his debut. But we got to see the earthy side of Duggu.