Khullam Khulla

A FASHIONABLE Tribute to Fashion icon- RISHI KAPOOR


Khullam Khulla pyar karengey hum dono

Iss dunia se nahi darengey hum dono

I’m sure you all must have enjoyed the super-duper hit song of yesteryears pictured on celebrity couple Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. Rishi’s soul-stirring performance and sheer brilliance of dialogue delivery has always left the audience speechless.

His departure was indeed a great loss. His wings were ready but our hearts were not! Nevertheless in amidst of all this gloomy period, we dedicate this blog post to honor him and cheer up the souls of his die hard fans….because Khullam Khula is how he lived and loved!

Hello Readers,

Khullam Khullah is basically a memoir of Rishi Kapoor’s journey from childhood to stardom penned by the actor himself.  In the memory of legendary actor, trendy team of Tale of a Trend has taken fashion and style inspiration from his Bollywood voyage.  Its Neetu Kapoor’s birthday today , so  all the looks of the adorable actor, Rishi Kapoor have been recreated on the girly group of the blog!

Scroll down to join our fashion parade .

Charisma in Checks- The trendsetting actor Rishi Kapoor posted on twitter- “This was fashion back then.” Lets  revive the good old times of our fashion ambassador with  good old Classical Checks!

Our gorgeous model gave a trendy twist to the checks and  created a  minimalistic yet glamorous look by pairing the checked tube top with hot shorts, same hued shoes and a wide belt to pass that retro vibe!

Model- Yashika Jatav

2. Pop up in Prints– Who all love Rishi Kapoor for his exemplary performance in blockbuster Bobby? The movie established him as a romantic fashion figure of the era. It seems just yesterday when Rishi’s large bee-hive printed shirt paired up with pants became the go-to outfit for every romeo in India. Our bubbly model also fetched a similar large polka dotted top to show her fondness for this big screen fashion.

Model- Suhani Kumar

3. Rishi’s Ravishing Reds –Knitted Turtle Neck paired up with high waisted pants and plain jacket/shirt…now isn’t that a nostalgic reminder to the pleasant past when Rishi Kapoor gave a new definition to ‘Bollywood Romance’ and made the silver screen look so stylish!

Well, that’s another style shot from the fashion forward film Bobby! Deep reds are perfect shades for a colourful star like him. You will also agree that our model did the best justice to the look.

     Model- Vanshika Tomar

4. Star & stripesA throwback to the recent past where Rishi Kapoor showcased his love for stripes in a party!

Time and again stripes have resurfaced whether it is in our wardrobes or on the big screen. Stripes are usually fun and quirky, so they work best in formals as well as casual party outfits. Generally vertical stripes define formality while horizontal represent casual mood. However, our nerdy model offer you both the looks.

Model- Kritida Gambhir

5. Stealing The Spotlight– No matter how many times you have already watched, certain movies make you feel fresh as ever! Yes, you guessed it right, I’m talking about CHANDNI, one of my all-time favourites. Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi duo not only stole the spotlight but hearts of all the fans.

Chandni is yet again a trendsetter talkie for the millenials! Whether its Rishi Kapoor’s stunning sweater collection or Sridevi’s sensuous sarees in plains, the movie succeeded in its endeavour of creating a sensation with its twisted love story and twisted trends.

The dazzling diva of the blog tried to give her best shots in both saree and sweaters. However, she also created a twist by replacing sweater with a sweat shirt as it is too humid in Mumbai.

Model- Yashika Jatav

6. White & Black Glam of Chandni– Its really difficult to get over Chandni! So there is one more look from the movie for you. The glamour and glitz duo of woman in white chiffon saree and man in classic black suit is here to last for generations. Sridevi’s elegant and poised look is perfectly complementing Rishi Kapoor’s vintage look.

Model- Sana Siddiqui

7. Keep Up with the Dazzler– A homage to our prominent performer who has  immortalized the classic Shimmering Glam of Disco in his movie ‘Karz’ and trust me 80’s wasn’t the only era which swooned over that sequin attire! So it’s time to step up your game and grab your seats at the front row with the dazzling and glamorous sequins in variety of tints and tones.   

Model- Sezal Thukral

8. Rishi-Neetu Magic – Hop on the ship of Bollywood and sail in style with the lovely lovers  Rishi Kapoor & Neetu Singh and when it comes to style why not play the colour Swap! Pull out that Neetu’s Dungaree but make it easy denim blue and go playful with Rishi’s tees and pants in hues of white and red.

Models- Suhani Kumar and Vanshika Tomar

9. Promising in Pastels– Do you think dynamic Kapoor is only famous for sweaters and shimmers? Then let’s take you back to the film Bobby and present you the pastel striped polyester button-up inspired look.

Our model just replaced it with a off shoulder top giving the same promising look! Oh  let’s not forget the Dimple Kapadia’s inspired knotted short blouse look paired up with high waist skirt.

Model- Yashika Jatav

10. Legend, Leather & Love– Leather jackets were a sensational back then, and remain a favourite choice even today for their cool look in warm weather. And Rishi Kapoor just showed us how to take street fashion right up to the big screen and spark up those plain staples!

Model- Kritida Gambhir

11. Pause for Polka– Kapoor’s Polka dots fashion feels distinctly reflective of the past, but has been reappearing in modern ways. He made it loud and clear in his movie ‘Khel Khel Mein’, that he wasn’t just playing with polkas. He truly made polka dots relevant for men of that era. So just like our model, adorn this look either in understated monochromatic jumpsuit or style it with your own artistic blend!

Model- Sana Siddiqui

12. Sensational Sunglasses and Cool CapsLove to pair up oversize glasses with your classic go to look? All the credit goes to one and only Rishi Kapoor who made it  famous in the 70’s and now it might just make your simple everyday look so fashionable.

Another memorable mark, not to be forgotten over time is the eye catchy cap! It has the power to boost an average outfit to  chic and trendy, all thanks to the retro star.

Model- Yashika Jatav

13. Check out the Checks againChecks have always been irreplaceable and memorable part of our lives…just like our dashing actor Rishi Kapoor who was always keen on reinventing himself and always made even the simplest of the styles look so good! The way he was fond of checks, so are our models. So, here’s the last look of this post with another variety of checks.

Model- Kritida Gambhir

We will miss you Rishi Kapoor ji!


The Trendy Team

Concept and Styling: Mehak Gulati
Co-stylist and Co-author:  Ishita Dotania
Models:  Yashika Jatav, Suhani Kumar, Vanshika Tomar, Sana Siddiqui, Kritida Gambhir, Sezal Thukral
Photography: Shoot from home






63 thoughts on “Khullam Khulla

  1. Dr Vipul Indora

    Amazing blog showing aptly that how retro fashion statements can be brought to life again by careful selection of outfits. And a great tribute to heart warming, liberal thinking actor Rishi Kapoor.

    Dear Mehak and entire Tale of a Trend team, this is a very special gift to Neetu Kapoor Ji, which will re-kindle the sweet memmories!!

    Truly, great work of fashion, keep up the spirit 👍👍

  2. Anuj Upadhyay

    Rishi kapoor was one of my favourate actor i love his songs and his outfit also ..your collection and outfit is also just like rishi kapoor clothes welldone keep the good work going all the best ..

  3. Kirtida Gambhir

    Absolutely loved the concept, and so glad I got to be a part of it! It was nice working with you ma’am, thank you!

  4. Dipika Naik

    Congrats mehak and team on this absolutely new concept, of adapting fashion statements on female models.

    The fashion icon chosen was the right combination of style and looks.

    Best wishes for me any such initiatives in the future

  5. Yashika Jatav

    This is one of the best blogs that we’ve done! So much hard work by so many people and I can see that it has paid off❤️

  6. Hari Varma

    Hello Miss Gulathi,

    The article was awesome. I am surprised to see that most of the current day trends were first displayed by Rishi Kapoor. I will be looking forward for more.

  7. Monica Verma

    Enjoyed reading the article, very well-written. Great tribute to the romantic hero and the fashion icon of the 80s. Well done Mehak and Team!!

  8. Sagar Tayal

    All were the fashion plate… It was probably the first fashion blog i had ever read and i loveddd itt. It wass sedulous… ❤️😍👏🏻

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