Saif opts for golden achkan for his wedding

Mumbai: Saif Ali Khan has opted to go traditional on his wedding day by choosing a golden achkan and a turban.

The Nawab of Pataudi has roped in Raghavendra Rathore for designing his wedding wardrobe.

"Saif is wearing a Banarasi brocade achkan sans any embroidery in it. It is a clean classic look with more emphasis on cuts and detailing. The hand made couture dressing was Saif`s choice to wear," Rathore told reporters.

Though it is the bride`s wedding trousseau, being designed by Manish Malhotra, that has been hogging all the limelight till now, Rathore has ensured that the `Cocktail` star looks his best on his D-day.

"The knee length achkan will be teamed with Jodhpuri breeches and turban. There will be a detailed work on the pocket scarf. Apart from wedding, the other dresses for the ceremony include velvet bandhgalas which are not again over the top. The dress will be worn either with Kolhapuri or lace up shoe," Rathore said.

The designer said that the 42-year-old actor has been in constant touch with him and the brief given to him was to keep it classy and stylish.

"Saif approached me for his wedding trousseau four months back in Mumbai. Since then we have been in regular touch with each other. There were lots of sketches from both the ends. I also sat with his Mumbai tailor to know more about his fashion psyche. Now, I am in the last stages of designing and will handover the garments in the couple of days," he said, without giving any further details about the much-anticipated wedding.

Rathore, who is known for his brilliant cuts and styles, said he became good friends with Saif during the shooting of 2007 hit "Eklavya", where he had designed all his royal and ethnic wardrobes.

"Our association started long back when Saif was shooting for `Eklavya`. He has been wearing many designs of mine for sometime now. He likes my khadi kurtas, shirts and Jodhpuri breeches and he finds them best for Mumbai weather," he said.

Rathore hopes that with this collaboration he will be able to set up a new trend in the men`s fashion scenario which has been strongly dominated by the embroideries.

"Saif is known as a trend setter in India with his style. I think his wedding trousseau will set a new trend in the fashion industry, which has been dominated by lots of embroideries in the men`s clothing," he added.

Kareena will wear her future mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore`s Sharara, being reworked by Malhotra, who has also designed for her reception.


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