From hot pink leopard art print to Disney-inspired faux fur, the only rule in Ranveer Singh’s advertising clothing collection for Gully Boy—to use a cliché—is that there are no rules
To the casual bystander, it can look like a swing of pure kismet that Ranveer Singh should personify the role of his unofficial soul animal in his next release—Gully Boy has him playing a rapper who works his way up from the ghetto to gradually control the hip-hop scene. The method actor’s commitment to his craft has never come in as useful as it did in the promotions spree for the movie, which sees the newly-married Singh displaying out his most traffic-stopping appearance yet—from head-to-toe animal print and slim tracksuits to a sky blue furry affair similar of a specific Monsters Inc protagonist.
Even before Gully Boy could sell a single ticket at the box office, Singh has been dealing with his fans to a scene of types with his sartorial insouciance. Injected with the success of his last release, Simmba, he started to hit the ground managing for the promotions of his next. While co-star Alia Bhatt matches his flair with metallic ensembles, the 33-year-old has been cashing in on the unseasonably long winter in Mumbai with some effective layering in his closet. Sign, the puffer jackets that the city’s people generally stow away for vacations abroad.
Nitasha Gaurav, who has been operating with the star for the past seven years as his individual stylist, says, “People frequently ask me where we come up with these clothing combinations from, but the truth is that when you are doing work with somebody like Ranveer Singh, there is no keeping back. You can’t fit him in blue jeans and a white shirt or a somber black suit. His closet is larger than life because that is what his character is. In all the years that we’ve worked well collectively, he’s never declined to try anything on; it’s all about forcing the package further and examining new boundaries.”
The trailer release of the movie had Singh choosing for a kaleidoscopic burst of colours, including a traffic cone-yellow puffer jacket, an similarly brilliant purple T-shirt and gender neutral trousers from Jeremy Scott x Adidas—all in the same outfit. The sartorial celebration continued at the music launch, where the actor stepped onstage in head-to-toe neon green, topped off with a puffy metallic jacket for maximum effect.
Proving his dedication to his role, Singh’s off-duty closet soon made area for two basics: a Prada bucket hat and a heavy gold chain that jointly represent the flag-bearing trademark of the hip-hop scene. Not afraid to walk the fine line between kitschy and awesome, Singh continued to dance on the edge of print-on-print madness with a leopard print suit and a coordinated shirt at an awards function.
The latest entire world premiere of the movie drew the loudest cheers at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, and the adrenalin rush converted directly into the star’s closet. Stepping out in a sky blue Manish Arora faux fur jacket, the irrepressible actor immediately had the internet throwing back to Sullivan from Monsters Inc—we also saw #SullyBoy as a trending hashtag. “We always knew wanted something from [Manish Arora] for the movie promotions. The designer came back to us with a custom jacket with shaggy faux fur, accessorised with a number of appliqués and badges that provided as the perfect extension to Ranveer Singh’s larger-than-life personality,” Gaurav decodes. The actor followed this up with a hot pink leopard jacket from Tom Ford, proving that he isn’t out of techniques fairly just yet.