New Delhi, How about designer clothes for prisoners? “Not a bad idea,” says Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh who walked down the ramp Tuesday wearing a designer version of prison uniform along with handcuffs at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) here.
The actor, who will be seen playing a prisoner in his forthcoming film “Jail”, was wearing designer Reynu Taandon creation — he flaunted an off white short kurta, pyjama with minimal black embroidery and sequins that added a dash of glamour to the outfit.
When IANS asked Neil about how he felt about wearing designer prisoner clothes, he said: “It’s different but nice. It’s not a bad idea to get Reynu to redesign the uniform for jail inmates.”
He was accompanied by co-stars Mugdha Godse and Manoj Bajpayee apart from director Madhur Bhandarkar — they all walked the ramp to promote “Jail”.
The actor pointed out how the designer had taken special care to add a bright yellow strip on the kurta’s sleeve – a symbol on the jail uniform that denotes lifetime imprisonment for a convict.
“She (Reynu) has done authentic research to design just two garments for us. The yellow strip denotes life imprisonment in a real jail and our characters also go through it. She was the one who thought of making us wear handcuffs and gave us fake bruise marks through make-up to give the real feel,” said Neil.
When asked whether she enjoyed making prison clothes for the actors, the designer said: “I had such amazing prisoners to dress. I basically designed what I wanted to and they look like hot prisoners.”
In “Jail”, Neil plays a middle-class boy working in the corporate sector who ends up in a jail.
Mugdha, who plays Neil’s love interest in “Jail”, looked perfect on the ramp as she posed in a black and white sari for the designer.
Backstage, the model-turned-actress was busy teaching Bhandarkar, Manoj and Neil how to catwalk.
An embarrassed Mugdha was quick to clarify: “I was not teaching them. I was just giving them a few tips.”