In ‘Theri’, Vijay pulls off his looks with panache: Stylist

Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Costume designer and stylist Komal Shahani, who has worked with Tamil superstar Vijay for the third time in forthcoming Tamil actioner “Theri”, says the actor has rocked each of the three different avatars he has sported in the film.

“Vijay sir has this ability to easily mould into any look, and he does that with panache. In ‘Theri’, he sports three different looks, which he pulled off so comfortably, while giving me all the freedom to experiment,” Shahani, who had previously worked in Vijay’s “Thuppakki” and “Jilla”, told IANS.

In Atlee-directed “Theri”, Vijay plays a police officer and he will also be seen as a doting father.

“For his police look, I customised and tailored the shirts that go with Canali pants. In the father’s role, he will be seen in much softer colours,” she said, assuring that a legion of Vijay’s fans are going to love the different looks in the film.

Shahani had exclusively created a look book for “Theri”.

“For every scene featuring Vijay sir, I had designed a look. There was never going back and forth on deciding any look, because most of the time he liked what I chose and was equally willing to create a new trend,” she said, and added that Vijay’s sunglasses will be the trend-setting element of the movie, which hits the screens worldwide on April 14.

“All the sunglasses were imported, and we used brands like Oliver Peoples, Ray-Ban and Ferrari, besides handmade reflectors from Spain. I travelled a lot, shopped in places like Los Angeles and Spain, to put together the right look for each avatar,” she said.

For the songs, Shahani had to work harder, as the designing part was time-consuming.

“Except ‘Raangu’, I styled Vijay sir in all other songs. For one of the tracks called ‘Chellakutty’, a dream song, I customised draped pants with a long cardigan. The song also features Vijay sir in black embroidered jacket and dhoti pants. It took a month to detail the looks,” she said.

All the jackets Vijay has used in the songs were sourced from Los Angeles.

“We’ve used international brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, G Star and Diesel,” said Shahani, who feels actors across industries, not just Bollywood, have become fashion conscious.

“It’s not just actors, but even directors want their actors to look good on screen. Atlee was so supportive on this project and was open to experimenting with new looks, she said.

Shahani, who hopes to work with Vijay again in his next project, has also worked with Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on advertisements.

Rakul Preet approached for Mysskin’s next

Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh is said to have been approached to play the leading role in filmmaker Mysskin’s Tamil thriller “Thupparivaalan”, which stars Vishal Krishna.

“Rakul has been approached. However, she is not yet finalised. It’s going to take a few more weeks before the makers will finalise on the heroine,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Tipped to be an investigative thriller, the film marks the first time collaboration of Mysskin and Vishal.

Rakul, whose last Tamil film was 2014 romantic-drama “Yennamo Yedho”, has been extremely busy in Telugu these last couple of years.

She currently awaits the release of Telugu actioner “Sarrainodu”.

Sidharth Shukla wins ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi…’

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) After undergoing over eight weeks of tasks that tested mental and physical strength in the breathtaking locations of Argentina, actor Sidharth Shukla was declared the winner of the stunt-based reality TV show “Khatron Ke Khiladi – Kabhi Peeda, Kabhi Keeda”.

Sidharth defeated his co-finalists Sana Saeed and Mukti Mohan to emerge at the top of the leader board. As the winner, the actor walked away with Rs.25 lakh in prize money along with a new Tata Tiago car.

The “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” star is ecstatic about overcoming his fears and striving though injuries and quarrels in the Colors channel show.

“I am glad that I managed to strive through it all – injuries, quarrels, and stunts involving a combination of speed, thrill and creepy crawlies. Today, I take with me not only my winnings but a truckload of memories and lifeÂ’s lessons. What I experienced in Argentina with (host) Arjun Kapoor and my fellow ‘khiladis’ has been truly special,” Sidharth said in a statment.

During the course of his journey in the show, Sidharth was a part of stunts which ranged from lifting crocodiles to even being dragged by a race car at great speed. The finale stunt saw Sidharth scale different elements including water, air and fire in a race against time.

“Khatron Ke Khiladi”, an adaptation of the American television show “Fear Factor” which features celebrity contestants facing their fears, saw actor Arjun Kapoor’s debut into the small screen as a host.

The “Gunday” star stated that “the show will always be special to me; itÂ’s been my first outing on the small screen and I canÂ’t wait to do something like this again.”

“Having Arjun Kapoor join us for this season allowed us to add the perfect amount of ‘keeda’ and ‘peeda’ for the contestants. He has been a surprise package and a superlative host,” said Manisha Sharma, programming head, Colors.

The show also featured a string of TV celebrities like Tina Dutta, Mahhi Vij, Aishwarya Sakhuja, Faisal Khan, Raghav Juyal, Yuvraj Walmiki, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Vivan Bhatena, Tanisha Mukherji, Jay Bhanushali, Vivian Dsena and Himanshoo Malhotra.

Nayanthara, Sivakarthikeyan team up for new Tamil project

Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Actors Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara will join hands for the first time for a yet-untitled Tamil project which will be directed Mohan Raja.

“The makers were in talks with three heroines, with Nayanthara being the front-runner. Since she had previously worked with director Mohan Raja in ‘Thani Oruvan’, she jumped at the opportunity the moment she heard the script,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Slated to go on the floors later this year, the rest of the cast and crew of the project are yet to be finalised.

Sivakarthikeyan is currently busy shooting Tamil romantic-comedy “Remo”, while Nayanthara is shooting for a yet-untitled Tamil thriller.

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