My clothes make me look good: Rahul Ram
Lead vocalist of popular band Indian Ocean and currently mentor on Zee TV's 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012', Rahul Ram is inundated with compliments for his eclectic sense of style on the show.
Loyal Sa Re Ga Ma Pa viewers have noticed that while the other mentors - Sajid-Wajid and Shankar Mahadevan - are always in their suits and boots, Rahul Ram is the only one who is colorfully attired in raw silk kurtas and a head patka (gear).
Said celebrated designers, Rajesh and Anirban, who are styling Rahul's clothes for the season, "Rahul is very fond of Indian textiles. So we have given him kurta's made of interesting fabrics like Varanasi brocades, Ikat from Odisha and silks from Bhagalpur."
"The costume that he is wearing for the Diwali special episode of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' is inspired by the famous Warli paintings."
"Throughout the season, we will experiment with many textiles from all parts of India. Every corner of our country has such wonderful fabrics to offer... we feel privileged that we can showcase it to the television audience through Rahul Ram and 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'," Rajesh and Anirban said.
In the upcoming episodes, one will see Rahul donning kashidakari work, which is Kashmiri inspired embroidery, then Khari prints from Jaipur and Jamdani prints from East India among many others."
Rajesh said, "We didn't want Rahul to look typical. We wanted him to have a distinct appearance which would be an interesting mix of art and ethnicity. Rahul is a very colorful person and has a beautiful personal attitude too."
The head patka that he puts around his head gives him a boho look and compliments the costumes he wears. Styling Rahul has been like revisiting the dying crafts and bringing it to the forefront.
"We have an amazing heritage of Indian textiles and Rahul has an innate sense of style. Putting both of these together, we aim to bring to the viewers an amazing amalgamation of brilliant happy colors."
Rahul Ram said, "I'm very happy with the kind of look that Rajesh and Anirban have created for me. It's a pleasure wearing their creations. They make the old man look really good on the screen (wink)."