Arjun Kapoor, who is busy with his next two films — Half Girlfriend and Mubaraka will host ‘Style Inc. With Aalim Hakim Season 2.’ The actor talks about how his different looks in hosting shows.
Tell us about your look in your next?
For Half Girlfriend, director Mohit Suri, my hairstylist Aalim bhai and I had thought of long hair. We experimented few looks to see how young I would look or how much it will help for my matured look. But Mohit and Aalim felt that long hair is not going to work for the whole film. Aalim is open to understanding what the director wants. Working on your profession and working on a film is very different.
Do you always go with what the director demands?
It’s a team process; we do not fight. It’s a very fluid process. I am supposed to start a film Mubaraka in November and I have been discussing the look with Aalim and the director (Anees Bazmee) for the last three months. We have referencing and conversations that go back and forth before one reaches a conclusion. There is no rigidity in the system of operating — if the director knows that I am uncomfortable, he understands. If an actor feels that the director wants something, then he works towards it. The process is mutual and time-consuming. It sounds vain to discuss how important a haircut is but it makes the whole character come alive.
As an actor, do you express your opinions to Aalim?
An actor is allowed have an opinion but Aalim never forces his opinion on us. He gives us options and is open-minded, which is the reason why he is so successful. He is a team player. He worked on my styling in the films like Aurangzeb (2013), Finding Fanny (2014), Ki & Ka. I have blind faith in his ability to make the character come alive. I am, very lucky to have a friend like him. He has played a big role to make me look good.
You are hosting again. Is it easy?
Khatron Ke Khiladi was a learning experience. Be it theatre, TV or films, all are difficult. For TV you need to hold the viewer’s attention. While hosting you have to give your 200% to engage the audience and the people on set. You have to bring something new to entertain the viewers. I really respect the television medium because I think our connection with the audience has grown so much. I am glad that Aalim is also involved in thsi as people will learn more about styling.