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Birthday Special: Here's why Arjun Rampal is the king of COOL

November 26, 2013 13:51 IST

Birthday Special: Here's why Arjun Rampal is the king of COOL

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Some people age better than others.

Then there are people like Arjun Rampal, who don't age at all.

For this former supermodel-turned-actor who shut naysayers up with a National Award win for his role in director Abhishek Kapoor's debut film Rock On!!, turns 41 today, November 26.

With loud birthday cheers and earnest appeals for longevity of the gorgeous being that is Arjun Rampal, here's a look at how this birthday boy is the undisputed king of cool in Bollywood.

The minimalist

It takes a Arjun Rampal to demonstrate how irresistibly sexy a man can look in a white vest and tousled hair out on a casual stroll.

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Filmdom's finest

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The star brand ambassador and popular showstopper, is really 'with it.'

Walking down the ramp at a fashion show, Rampal channels hipster coolth effortlessly with a fedora hat and sunshades on.

 


Image: Arjun Rampal
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Suited up

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If it wasn't for him, we would never know that spikes work with sharp suits too.

Also, the virtues of a well-cut suit and how it's the plunging neckline of men's dressing.


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Trailblazer

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Working a steel grey shirt with maroon pants and a bow-tie is just the sort of a thing you'd anticipate when Arjun Rampal sashays down the ramp.

Isn't that pose perfection?


Image: Arjun Rampal
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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The GORGEOUS stranger

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Notice how he makes those fake tattoos, the long hair and the colourful vest un-creepy?

Word to the wise: This stunt is performed by experts. Do not try this at home, or unsupervised.


Image: Arjun Rampal in Ek Ajnabee

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Rocking out

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Remember the time when the pensive Joe emerges on stage towards the end of Rock On!! with his guitar to deliver the film's standout moment?

Many of us would distinctly remember having inadvertently remarked that it felt like God himself had descended on the screen.


Image: Arjun Rampal in Rock On!!

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Headturner

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The headturner announces his arrival in the most fitting way possible as he show-stops for close pal and celebrity fashion designer Rohit Bal in a gorgeous suit.


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Geek alert

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Geeky is good, or so Arjun Rampal will have us believe.

For eyes that have grown weary after witnessing way too many biceps bursting out of rolled up sleeves, this is a comforting sight.


Image: Arjun Rampal on the cover of M magazine


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Tux-man

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Putting a spin on a classic tux, the star demonstrates that there's a way to put a desi spin on things without really ruining their essence.


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Man of the moment

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We can't think of anyone else who could carry off these legendary yet tricky Jodhpuri pants with as much ease as Rampal.

It's like Rohit Bal, who was instrumental in popularising them with his designs, incorporated this traditional Rajasthani attire in his sartorial repertoire keeping Arjun Rampal in mind.


Image: Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jessia
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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