Ranveer Singh: Making Femininity Manly Again


Ranveer Singh: Making Femininity Manly Again

Illustration: Akshita Monga


t’s not often that a celebrity shaadi comes around where everyone is waiting with bated breath to see what the male half of the equation will be wearing. At the plebeian weddings we attend, the groom is only expected to be bathed, and dressed in a coordinating sherwani or suit, so he can provide a suitable backdrop for the bride’s richly embroidered lehengas and fairytale gowns. But with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s nuptials set for November 14 and 15, we will no longer be satisfied with the bare minimum from the groom.

Deepika, of course, is both a former model and a goddess on earth, capable of making  you buy anything she wears in the desperate hope that you might somehow look a smidge as good as she does. Still, there is little debate as to which half of the Bollywood power couple is the fashionista, and this month’s striking Vogue cover, featuring Ranveer and Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio, puts the matter to rest once and for all. In what Vogue dubbed the “#blurredlines” edition, Sampaio wears a floral skirt and bikini top, while Ranveer, sitting behind her, is resplendent in a matching kimono dress and his signature handlebar moustache.