Slideshow: Monish Chandan lists iconic looks of Rishi Kapoor that made him a style icon
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has died after a two-year-long battle with cancer. The 67-year-old actor was admitted to H N Reliance hospital, where he breathed his last on the morning of 30 April. Rishi was not only a phenomenal actor, charismatic personality, a powerhouse of energy but also a style icon. He changed the face of fashion in India with movies like Bobby and Chandni.
To remember this evergreen actor, who ruled the hearts of three generations, fashion influencer Monish Chandan lists his five iconic looks from different movies.
Bobby: We couldn’t take our eyes off when he wore tuxedo blazer, striped ties and turtleneck tees. Also, his pastel striped polyester button-up shirt paired with purple trouser and vintage shades are still in vogue.
Karz: The blingy pop star, dancing to the tunes of Om Shanti Om, will always be remembered by his fans.
Chandni: After the success of ‘Chandni’, abstract floral and multicoloured sweaters became a trend in 1980’s. Rishi Kapoor rose to prominence for his acting potential and of course, his sense of style.
Rafu Chakkar: Rishi Kapoor experimented with single-breasted checked red and white blazer and it just looked phenomenal.
Agneepath: The 2012 hit Agneepath saw him in the role of Rauf Lala. Kapoor got under the skin of his character in every way- acting, dialect and looks. He wore gold zari embroidery brocade to make his character look real and believable.
Though Rishi Kapoor has left for the heavenly adobe, he will always remain an important part of Indian film history.