GYM IS THE NEW AIR­PORT FOR THE STYLE BRI­GADE

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Snigdha Ahuja snigdha.ahuja@htlive.com

Per­fectly poised hand­bag, lim­ited-edi­tion sun­glasses and no ex­tra lug­gage in sight — for a star, the busi­ness of dress­ing at the air­port is no less than a red car­pet event. But, the shut­ter­bugs have moved on. While the prover­bial pa­parazzi still hits the air­port, stars in their gymwear are steal­ing the show now. From gyms, pi­lates stu­dios to yoga cen­tres — the fo­cus has shifted to ac­tivewear. Bol­ly­wood besties, Am­rita Arora Ladak, Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora are clicked by pho­togs out­side their fit­ness cen­ters, and more of­ten than not, hap­pily pose for them too. The same goes for star cou­ples, such as Bi­pasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover and Shahid Kapoor and Mira Ra­jput. In a re­cent in­ter­view with PTI, agree­ing that fit­gear is fash­ion­able, Malaika said, “World over, be­ing fash­ion­ably fit is in. Gone are the days where peo­ple would hide away from be­ing seen in their gym wear.” Ac­tor So­phie Choudry thinks that it’s a part of be­ing in the public eye. “I’m some­one who likes to be well turned out, re­gard­less of shut­ter­bugs. That doesn’t mean one is dressed to the nines all the time but at least be dressed ap­pro­pri­ately. It can be a bit dis­con­cert­ing af­ter a long flight, post a sweaty gym ses­sion or on a bad hair day, but I guess, it’s part of the deal that peo­ple are in­ter­ested in your style, which is a com­pli­ment! It’s nice for peo­ple to see celebs in their reg­u­lar looks. Us­ing stylists for air­port looks is a bit too much though,” she said. The trend is also amped by lux­ury sports­wear tak­ing on the mar­ket. “High-end gym wear is a ma­jor phe­nom­e­non at the mo­ment. With more and more peo­ple ac­cept­ing fit­ness as a part of their life­style and be­ing in­spired by the fab­u­lous bod­ies that the celebri­ties have, it’s no sur­prise that we’re see­ing a surge in fash­ion­able gym wear,” says de­signer Ur­vashi Kaur.

Am­rita Arora Ladak and Ka­reena Kapoor Khan

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Karan Singh Grover and Bi­pasha Basu

Malaika Arora

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Shahid Kapoor

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