Adventurous AR Rahman to don the Michael Jackson look on stage

Updated: May 27, 2010, 20:50 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: AR Rahman is all set to carry the Michael Jackson look on stage during his ‘AR Rahman Jai Ho: The Journey Home World Tour 2010’, which will kick-start on June 11 in New York and travel to over 20 major arenas and cities worldwide.

Designer Ritu Beri, who has been asked to style the wardrobe for Rahman and his entire troupe, informed a news daily that the Mozart of Madras’s look will be modelled after late pop star Michael Jackson for one of the numbers.

Talking about the maestro, Beri said, “I think he has evolved from the blacks and whites and has changed his sartorial style very much. We have experimented with burgundy jackets and a lot of stripes. In fact, one of his looks is so much like Michael Jackson, as he dons a nice cap and a long jacket.”

“Working with a composer of Rahman’s calibre has been very exciting and it was a prestigious assignment. Designing for him is a unique experience as he is so simple and down-to-earth and just lets the creative people do their job,” she added further.

The designer, who has also designed for former United States president Bill Clinton, iconic pop star Cher, and a host of other Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities said, “It’s always the Indian element which brings excitement to my designs. There are over 300 clothes, which spell youthful modernity and have a distinctively Indian touch with a new, modern presentation.”