How to Wear a Nehru Jacket Like a Bollywood Star

Ranjit Rodricks , 27 Jun 2013
Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush
Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush

On a recent episode of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, actor and singer Dhanush, sported a snazzy bandhgala waistcoat by designer Raghavendra Rathore.

The bandhgala (which literally means, closed neck), was popularized in India by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and has even been sported in the 60’s and 70’s by The Beatles and Mick Jagger. And because it was Nehru’s uniform of choice, it was called the Nehru Jacket.

Now, Bollywood seems to have taken a shine to the bandhgala style waistcoat and Nehru jacket.

Check out how a few stars are sporting this trend:

BANDHGALA WaISTCOATS

Dhanush in a Nehru jacket
Dhanush in a Nehru jacket
Kunal Kapoor in a Nehru jacket
Kunal Kapoor in a Nehru jacket
Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor
Riteish Deshmukh in a Nehru jacket
Riteish Deshmukh in a Nehru jacket
Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

NEHRU JACKETS

Amitabh Bachchan in a Nehru jacket
Amitabh Bachchan in a Nehru jacket
Rahul Bose in a Nehru jacket
Rahul Bose in a Nehru jacket
Ranveer Singh in a Nehru jacket
Ranveer Singh in a Nehru jacket
Ayushmann Khurana
Ayushmann Khurana

Who do you think defines this bandhgala trend the best? My vote goes to Riteish Deshmukh. Yours? Tell us in the comments below.

Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini

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