Rick Roy who has designed for several big names in B-Town, has for the past few years been concentrating on film styling. From Esha Gupta in Jannat 2 to Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in Joker, he has many big films to his credit. The stylist is also behind the five different looks that have been given to actress Chitrangda Singh in the upcoming Sudhir Mishra film Inkaar. Talking about the project he says, “Chitrangda is a friend and hence it’s always easy working with her, but the film was challenging as it’s the first time I was doing a non-glam one. Generally I’ve been associated with sexy clothes but this one had five distinct looks.” The first look shows her as a newcomer in the beginning of the film, hence it was a Bohemian look with jeans, scarves, junk jewellery and lots of piercings. With the growth of the character, she becomes more groomed and sophisticated and is soon seen wearing highstreet brands and later luxury designer wear too. However, it’s a gradual and not a drastic change.
“As an actress, Chitrangda’s very trusting of her stylist and director and that makes it much easier to work with her,” says Rick who even took her street shopping with him a few times. “It’s important to look at people around you. Most have a distinct style statement and I try to incorporate a signature style in each actor that I style — something that helps identify with their character,” he says.
Rick is currently also busy with Ghanchakkar where he’s styling actor Emraan Hashmi, as well as Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala. As for his much-talked about fall-out with actress Kangana Ranaut, Rick says, “I did work with her for a bit, but we are working with other people now.” In the meanwhile, he’s happy designing one-off outfits and sending them to friends like Malaika Arora Khan. “I love it when they wear my creations,” he adds.