If in Sohail Khan’s Ali we will see a new dapper Nawazuddin Siddiqui then before that get ready to see what could possibly be the best-dressed Indian actor at the Cannes Film Festival which started on May 11.
Just before leaving Nawaz who has acquired a new fashion consciousness after playing a suave golfer in Ali spoke about his sartorial evolvement. “This is my third year at Cannes.Raman Raghav 2.0 is the 8th film of mine that I am going to Cannes with.”
Prod him about his sartorial sense at Cannes and Nawaz shyly reveals, “I’ve been very casual about my clothes so far. When I attended Cannes the first time I simply wore a suit stitched by a local tailor.”
But then the pressure from various designers began. This year Nawaz will be dressed by his new friend actor-model Jas Arora who co-stars with Nawaz in Sohail’s film.
Says Nawaz, “I’ve left the entire wardrobe situation in Jas’ hands. He knows what will suit me. I feel comfortable wearing what he chooses for me.”
So can we brand Nawaz the male Sonam Kapoor at Cannes this year?
The actor is genuinely embarrassed by the comparison. “I have no fashion sense at all. Mujhe toh yeh bhi nahin pataa ttha ke ek din main aise kapde pehnunga (I didn’t even know that one day I’ll wear such clothes).”