Mumbai, April 3 -- Film-maker Karan Johar's credentials in the fashion sphere are well-known. In the past, he has designed costumes for Shah Rukh Khan in films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and Main Hoon Na (2004), among others.
He even has a menswear line in collaboration with designer Varun Bahl, and last year, he also started a fashion label for women.
However, as he ventures into full-fledged acting, with Anurag Kashyap's next, Karan interestingly reveals that he didn't give any inputs to the stylists vis-a-vis his character's look. "Karan's look in the film has already garnered a lot of attention. It has a lot of retro elements since the film is set in the '60s. He was clear from the start that he doesn't want to get involved in deciding his look," says an insider.
At a recent event, he also stated that he has nothing to do with the styling of the film, and that he reported to the sets only as an actor. Karan admitted that Anurag wanted him to look very different from his real self.
Apparently, Karan - who usually favours wearing black - will be seen sporting a range of colours in the film. "I have worn all kinds of colours, but I kept my mouth shut. As an actor, I had to follow the film-maker's perspective. If I were to start throwing tantrums, it would not work," he says.