Ahmedabad, Oct 31 (IANS) His fans go crazy in theatres when he takes off his shirt and it turns out to be one of the selling points of his movies but few people know that Salman Khan is “uncomfortable” wearing clothes. The superstar admits that he and his father Salim Khan prefer to don “minimum clothing” at home.
“I’m very uncomfortable with clothes. Something happens to me when I start wearing clothes,” said Salman, who is known for his wit, during a fashion show at IIM Ahmedabad on Friday night.
“Come to my house someday and you will see it for yourselves. Its not me only but my father too. We prefer to remain with minimum clothing, for instance pant with baniyan (vest), shirt or sometimes bare chested.”
In sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make khadi fashionable again, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) , a non profit organisation, presented the second edition of its unique initiative to display the capabilities of the humble fabric – “Huts to High Street”- at Louis Kahn Plaza of the IIM on Friday night.
The special showcasing was in association with the Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board (GSKVIB).
India’s leading and young designers came together to present their innovative modern twists to hand spun and woven embroideries and Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Pero by Aneeth Arora and 11.11 /Eleven Eleven were among those who showcased collections soaked in crafts and Indian heritage.
Salman, who walked the ramp with his “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” co-star Sonam Kapoor in an outfit designed by Pratap Singh and Bal, asserted that he likes to wears khadi outfit in his personal and professional life.
“I got to know that I wear khadi more often. Yes it’s a mix and adulterated khadi but I wear it. I bought a lot of khadi outfits during my college days from a place in Mumbai. I remember that it was very difficult to to close buttons in khadi but now things have changed.
“Even in ‘ Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ I have worn several Khadi outfits,” he said.
The “Dabangg” star also noted that he is planning to add a khadi line in his fashion line Being Human.
“I called up the person who manufactures clothes for our Being Human line and told him that we should have something of khadi. We should be proud of the fact that it is made in India,” he said.
(The writer’s trip is at the invitation of the Fashion Design Council Of India. Nivedita can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.)