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Rishi Kapoor and his love for sweaters: How the actor made a style statement with knitwear

On Rishi Kapoor's demise, his fans took to social media to mourn his death while recalling how his sweater looks left a mark.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 30, 2020 5:02:30 pm
rishi kapoor Rishi Kapoor pulled off colourful sweaters with style. (Source: YouTube)

Back in the 80s, when Rishi Kapoor appeared on screen wearing sweaters and dancing with his partner, he not just won hearts as a lover boy but also made knitwear look cool. The printed, colourful double knit sweaters eventually turned out to be a hot fashion trend during the time.

In an interview with The Hindu in 2017, Rishi acknowledged how he became a quintessential “lover boy in colourful sweaters singing in Ooty and Switzerland”, way before Shah Rukh Khan’s signature arms-open-pose wooed the audience. Rishi was perhaps conscious of the trend he was creating — from crew neck sweaters, high collar pullovers to those with geometric prints — along with his iconic looks from Chandni, Henna, Damini or Kabhie Kabhie, to name a few, remain etched in our minds till date.

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rishi kapoor, rishi kapoor sweaters Rishi Kapoor made sweaters look cool. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Years later, the Mulk actor talked about his “passionate collection of sweaters”, adding he never repeated any of them in his films.

Rishi also went on to share a tip to preserve the clothes: “Preserve your sweaters or jumpers by folding them,not hanging. They become limp if you do so. Lost all mine by doing so.” Sweaters were close to his heart indeed.

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On the actor’s demise on April 30, 2020, his fans took to social media to mourn his death while recalling how his popular sweater looks left a mark in their lives.

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