Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Is Narendra Modi Country's Latest Fashion Icon?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is definitely a Prime Minister with a difference! Be it his daring rhetoric skill, his innovative idea to address the students on Children’s Day and of course his stunning dressing style has left even the American media in a dizzy. The 'Modi Kurta’ with Bvlgari shades and a Movado watch is becoming as celebrated as his style sense and his controversial political past.

According to latest news three major US publications - Time, New York Times and the Washington Post are going gaga over the Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s trademark 'Modi Kurta' as Indian PM prepares to depart for much anticipated September summit with US President Barack Obama. The most revered publication of US Time described Narendra Modi as ‘India's New Prime Minister Is the Country's Latest Fashion Icon!’


To make Modi’s dressing statement more iconic for his six-day visit to the US the latest news is that the Prime Minster has hired Troy Costa, a renowned Mumbai designer, who designs for Bollywood stars, to create the outfits that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would adorn in his US visit. 

Political analyst predict that hiring fashion designer Troy Costa to design attires of PM has given rise to speculation that Modi would go for suit and tie for his US visit, since he usually favours crisp, half-sleeved kurtas, churidar pyjamas and Nehru jackets. 

When contacted Troy Costa he declined to share what he has designed for Modi but said, "I'd rather let my product speak than me personally."

Fashion experts say Modi, 64, has taken political dressing to a new level. Apart from his trademark kurtas and Nehru jackets, his use of colour makes him a fashion icon. The prime minister's power dressing is in line with his message of economic reform.

Rekha To Re-Live Madhubala And Other Veteran Actresses Of 60’s


When Madhubala dazzled on the iconic Shesh Mahal sequence in K. Asif’s magnum opus MUGHAL-E-AZAM, the audience went fanatical and the movie created box office history. 

More than fifty years later ageless beauty Rekha is once again reviewing the super hit song on the silver screen draped in the royal outfit and jewelers adorned by Madhubala and recreating the same nakharaas and thumkhaas displayed by Madhubala, the Venus of Indian Cinema.

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Inder Kumar, the film’s director speaking about the song said, “Actually the song is a kind of musical parody featuring several classic songs of the golden era picturised on beautiful legendary actresses of the 60’s.”

He informed, “Besides the timeless Pyaar kiya toh darna kya… we have super hit songs from GUIDE featuring Waheeda Rehman and so on.” He added, “Each song will have a single antra and Rekha will be seen draped in the same costume dancing to the same steps as accomplished by the great actresses. In nut shell it is an ode to the classic music and dance of golden era.” 

Choreographed by Shabina Khan the song and dance sequence will take the audience into retro and give an insight to the younger generation about the kind of melody and traditional dance that Indian cinema once boosted. 

Shabina Khan briefing the media about the song said, “ It was very difficult to cajole Rekkhaji to do the song as she was initially hesitant to portray such cult and respected figures like Madhubala, Waheeda Rehman and others on onscreen. But we expressed to her that her inimitable talent will truly justify the scene and would make the legendary actresses immortal she gave the nod.” 

Super Nani is a movie that will change the traditional perspective of grandmothers in the movie. The film revolves around a grandmother who is always taken for granted by her kids and husband but her grandson Sharman Joshi helps her take charge of her life. And that's how Nani becomes Super Nani.

The movie is co-produced by Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria, deals with women empowerment. Featuring actors like Sharman Joshi, Shweta Kumar, Anupam Kher and Randhir Kapoor, the film will hit the screens Oct 24.