International pop sensation Zayn Malik has created an uproar by gracing the cover of the February edition of Elle India magazine.
Flaunting his piercings and tattoos, the British-Pakistani crooner looks his casual best in a Tommy Hilfiger cricket jumper, reported Times Now News. This is the first time that Zayn has featured in an Indian magazine.
Speaking about shooting with the former One Direction band member, Elle’s fashion editor Rahul Vijay said, “I kept the mood true to his rock ‘n’ roll personality and the choice of clothes was a mix of bomber jackets, denim, sharp suits and lots of prints, and textures.”
He went on to talk about how he did not know much about Zayn before. “I hadn’t heard his music before… I just knew of him as a pop star who was dating Gigi Hadid. I would sometimes play his tracks in preparation for the shoot while doing call-ins.”
Speaking of the wardrobe, Rahul shared, “The white cricket sweater from the Hilfiger Collection with the neck adjusted to show off his tattoos seemed like an appropriate cover image. It’s preppy.”
The editor also revealed that the former boy band sensation had no idea how popular he was in India. “He loves Indian food and claims his mom makes the best Indian food around,” Rahul further stated.
According to Rahul, Zayn’s favourite Bollywood actor is Shah Rukh Khan and he has even made Gigi watch Devdas, which is one of his favourite Bollywood movies. Zayn and Gigi have been going strong for two years now and are one of the most powerful young couples from the music and fashion industry.
Back in 2015, Zayn met SRK at the Asian Awards and the latter had shared a selfie with the singer which broke the internet. Shah Rukh’s caption read as, “This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards.”
On the work front, as per Zayn’s hints, his second album is in the works.
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