True to the ‘you are what you wear’ adage, behind all the quirky looks that Kamal Haasan sported this season, celebrity stylist Amritharam is the name that wove the magic. Though the reality show ruled many of the households in TN, what kept everyone glued to their television sets during the weekends was the joy of watching their favourite star Kamal Haasan host the show. With his unmatchable charisma and wit, Kamal had the audience under his spell for the 3 hours he hosted the show during the weekends. Kamal’s costumes during his ‘Bigg Boss 3’ appearances only went on to add to his charm.
In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Kamal Haasan’s stylist spilled the beans about the actor’s look for Bigg Boss Tamil 4. While she refused to reveal much about it, Amritha said he would be seen in statement-making accessories. “We have set a few styles this time, I don’t want to reveal it but yes, we have come up with certain accessories that would make style statements and I’m not exaggerating by saying this. Hands down this will make style statements and we already did one in terms of layering. We have used a very distinct colour, the combination itself is so different.
He is something you can try out on anything you want to do. Coming to trying out something new, in the past we tried a bunch of things like print on print with a trench and trousers, I tried shoulder suspenders, which were like a rage in the 90s and he had also worn in one of his famous films Appu Raja. It is about convincing him and if there is honesty in that particular style created and if I’m able to convince him that it will work, it is easy. He is always experimental and it is about getting that one right up there among the multiple options.”
Specifically for Bigg Boss Tamil new season, asked what is something different that she has tried on him, Amritha spills the beans saying, “For Bigg Boss, I take a brief from him and every time I ask him what should I be working on, which he promptly replies, ‘I’m not a specific character from any film, I’m Kamal Haasan and I would like to be comfortable in whatever I wear and what I will be not comfortable in is dishonesty, which means the way I present myself.’ He wants an honest presentation of what he is and how he looks in it. In the past seasons, he had worn something like he was not in a comfort zone but he said it is fine to make me look cool, stylish which is your job but make me look comfortable in it. For this season, I started building with the promo, and you can see the kind of colours, is what compliments his age and salt and pepper look, and everything that goes with it. His linen suit is completely cool yet casual in the premise.”
She adds, “Don’ts are never do superficially anything like if we are suggesting any particular thing, colour or pattern, have it well researched on what is the purpose because that’s what he focuses on. He wants it to be meaningful, purposeful and let it have a reason that you coming up with that. He knows everything from fabric to colours, he is like God of all. I don’t follow this on the rigid pattern but basically, I like to work like this. This what I always have in mind when I approach him with a lot of clarity.”
— amritharam (@amritharam2) September 7, 2020