The debonair Ranbir Kapoor is easily one of the most impeccably mannered men I have met. He waits for you to sit down and then takes his seat and politely offers you a drink (which I refused, as I’m a poor multi tasker: sipping on a mocktail and trying to make conversation with a dreamboat can be quite a task). RK got chatting with me on his personal style and revealed something that many of you might find a tad hard to digest: that he takes less than five minutes to get ready.
STYLE OFF SCREEN
Off screen I wear anything I’m comfortable in — jeans, T-shirts, sneakers. Those are usually what I wear. My styling is also borrowed from the films I’m doing. When I did Wake Up Sid, I drew up a lot of T shirts from my wardrobe. Like right now the bali I’m wearing is for my forthcoming film Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Someone told me if I take it off, the hole will close. And it hurt a lot when I got it pierced. But I don’t do things to myself like tattoo myself.
I’m not much of a shopper. I only travel when I’m shooting. So my shopping happens on film sets.
I don’t have a personal stylist. I pick and wear whatever I find in my cupboard. My mom shops for me, but she still thinks I’m an eight-year-old kid who wears one particular thing. I guess with time and age, you develop your own sense of style.
BRANDS I LOVE
I’m a big fan of Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, G Star, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Aki Narula in India and the local brands wherever I’m shooting. I can go there, spend an hour and pick up everything I need. At the same time, I can wear anything at all. Give me a white tee from Fashion Market in Mumbai, and I will wear it. If the fabric feels comfortable, I’m good with anything.
Saif Ali Khan is really stylish. He has really good sense and is impeccably dressed for every occasion.
The man makes the clothes, a handsome is what a handsome does. I take four and a half minutes to get ready; three and a half in the shower and another minute to take my clothes from the sofa where it’s all strewn. What I usually do is find a tee shirt that’s clean. I don’t wash my jeans that often.
PREFERRED SHOPPING DESTINATIONS
Ranbir: New York, Paris, London