After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut’s mesmerizing appearances, the versatile actor of Bollywood Nawazuddin Siddiqui made a classy entry in designer Manish Malhotra’s blazer trousers combo outfit at the ongoing Cannes festival. The actor’s film, Manto, has been nominated to compete in the Uncertain Regard section. And hence, Nawaz will not only be walking on the red carpet but will also be attending screenings, giving interviews and going to a few parties.
From past 9-years, the actor is wearing the same blazer in his Cannes appearance, but this time, the actor has ditched that and opted for Manish Malhotra’s designs. Apparently, the ace designer has made three outfits for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Talking about his outfits, Manish had exclusively told us, “I have always respected him as an actor, I think he is fabulous at what he does. But the way he approaches fashion and style is quite unique and when this opportunity (designing his Cannes look) was given to me, I immediately agreed to it since it would be really interesting to style an offbeat personality like Nawazuddin. Nawaz wanted a very classic chic, western looks for Cannes this time. He wanted to keep it simple, minimalist and very classy. So I went ahead and designed three looks for him. One is with a black tuxedo, the other is where he wears a checkered suit and another where he sports a cool blazer. The first look is for the red carpet, the other for one of the screening and interviews and the last for the party.” (Also Read: Manto teaser: Nawazuddin Siddique’s unconventional act of a writer will leave you intrigued; watch video)
Talking about his film Manto, it is a historical period drama film about the controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto who is known for his writings around the partition of India and Pakistan. The film is directed by acclaimed actor-director Nandita Das, who previously helmed Firaaq and also stars Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor, Rasika Dugal and Tahir Raj Bhasin in pivotal roles.