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Vanity Fair's 'Best Dressed' Man Ready For Bollywood




He is the only one from the sub-continent in Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List this year.

Waris Singh Ahluwalia, crowned 'The Punk Maharaja' by the American media, wants to make a grand homecoming with a Bollywood movie.

Jewellery designer, actor and devout Sikh all rolled into one, Waris has already worked in Hollywood and has now set his sights on Mumbai.

"I would love to do a Bollywood film but am yet to receive an offer. If you have a part that works for me, I'm pretty easy to find," Waris says.

The 35-year-old was born in Amritsar, Punjab, and moved to the U.S. at the age of five. Waris, who now lives and works between New York, Italy and Jaipur, is a regular on Manhattan's party circuit.

Described by Vanity Fair as the perfect example of East meets West, he has acted in Oscar-nominated The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Darjeeling Limited (2007).

Despite his turban and beard look, Waris says that he has never been stereotyped in Hollywood. "Whenever I meet agents, they're concerned that I'll be stereotyped, but I haven't. Some of my roles - cameraman, a bank hostage, a Republican - none of these called for a [Sikh]," he says.


[Courtesy: Hindustan Times]

August 15, 2010


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