Kolkata: Despite his views that Bollywood largely determines the fashion habit of the people of this country and not designers, famed sartorialist Rohit Bal doesn't want to turn his gaze on fashion whenever he takes up film direction in future.
"Whatever Bollywood does, fashion follows, in a country like India. Accepting the simple fact that Bollywood thus determines the fashion trend in our country and dictates the sense of style of the common man, it is not the designer's work which the people look upto," Bal told PTI.
Bal, who would love to direct a film some day, will not however spell out his views on wardrobe and fashions in the venture and would rather choose some non-fashion matters as possible subject of the film.
Famed sartorialist Rohit Bal doesn\'t want to turn his gaze on fashion whenever he takes up film direction in future
"Let the task of making fashion statement in films be left to personalities like Madhur Bhandarkar. I don't want to comment on it in my film, which will deal with a serious issue. You could term it as my Taj Mahal in terms of universal appeal," said Bal.
He was in the city recently to inaugurate Veda, an extension of his restaurant chain and Bal termed his foray into the gastronomers' domain as an extension of his designer self. Describing the decor, Bal said, "I have sought to dwell on history, fantasy and folklore to bring alive the Mughal era architecture."
Affirming his belief that inviting Bollywood celebrities to walk his ramp would only overshadow the very work of the designer, Bal, a known name in fashion events at New York, Paris and Singapore, said, "I would love to highlight my work only".