Will Aamir’s nose stud look be adopted by men in the street?

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Naina Arora naina.arora@hin­dus­tan­times.com

OMG!” was the most com­mon re­ac­tion when Sushant Singh Ra­jput shared an In­sta­gram photo with Aamir Khan, who was wear­ing a nose stud. There were some “why” and “WTF!” re­ac­tions as well. It’s ru­moured that the look is for Aamir’s new film Thugs of Hin­dostan.

A man with a nose stud sure makes an im­pact. In the past, ac­tors Ran­veer Singh and Ayush­mann Khur­rana have aced the look for mag­a­zines and stage per­for­mances. The look went in­ter­na­tional, too, as singer Zayn Ma­lik first sported a nose stud in 2015.

A nose stud or ring crosses gen­der lines, states stylist Vikram Seth. “Do it, if you can slay it with at­ti­tude,” he says. “We live in a demo­cratic coun­try. You be what­ever you want to be. Whether you are gay, straight or any­thing [else], it’s all about car­ry­ing the trend, a cool look with swag.”

Stylist Gau­tam Kalra says, “For an ac­tor, a nose ring could go a long way in defin­ing a char­ac­ter. In the real world, if you have the per­son­al­ity to pull it off, why not? I my­self pierced my nose 15 years ago.”

Designer Amit Tal­war got the bridge of his nose pierced two years ago. “Wow”, “This is awe­some” are the com­pli­ments he got. “It looked so sexy that I for­got the pain,” he says.

Designer Rina Dhaka points out that In­dian tribal men have long worn nose studs. “And don’t for­get the bull, he wears a nose ring,” she says.

THE NOSE STUD, NOW WORN BY UR­BAN MEN WITH SWAG, HAS LONG BEEN A PART OF THE IN­DIAN TRIBAL TRA­DI­TION

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ AYUSHMANNK PHOTO:IN­STA­GRAM/ SUSHANTSINGHRAJPUT PHOTO: / MARK RAL­STON/AFP

(L-R) Ac­tors Ayush­mann Khur­rana and Aamir Khan, and singer Zayn Ma­lik wear­ing their nose studs

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