SUMMER COOL AND COOL CHIC
The MAN|July 01, 2020
For ISHWAK SINGH, who played an understated but riveting Ansari in Amazon Prime Video’s superhit series Pataal Lok, it’s all about cool fashion at a time when things are heating up pretty fast PICTURES: Charanjeet Dhiman STYLIST Sahil Gulati
Rukma Saluja

Sitting in the pool in summer is a different experience and I love swimming; it’s good for endurance and stability. Also, with the lockdown, I stopped pumping iron and lifting weights. I put this in because running and swimming are what I’m doing a lot these days. The bright neon orange trunks energise you, lift your mood.

Trunks: H&M

I love T-shirts and everything in white. There is no better colour for summer. My wardrobe is full of black-and-white. Besides, I like David Gandy. Crew-necks and V-necks are the best, most comfortable for summer, and the David Gandy line is pretty cool and great to wear at home or even to go out in.

T-shirt: David Gandy; Jeans: Zara

Yellow is warm and earthy, and it breaks the monotony from my usual blacks and whites. I love to bring a nice splash of colour in my outfits. The background is in understated whites and greys, so it adds punch and contrast.

T-shirt: H&M

I feel good wearing linen. It keeps me in the right frame of mind for my (script) readings. This is a brand that customises clothes for you. I like their clothes and the fits they tailor.

T-shirt and trousers: Bombay Shirt Company

I am forever comfortable in my Tees, and love styling it with shorts. A friend got me a whole lot of shorts recently, and since then I am forever in this combination.

T-shirt: David Gandy; Shorts: Benetton

Tees from Armani fit so well. Also I like cool colours. I love horses and sketch them all the time, and so I had to have a frame with this favourite piece.

T-shirt: Emporio Armani

When I exercise in the morning, my go-to outfit is an oversized ganji and shorts. They are super comfortable when you are jogging and exercising.

Ganji: H&M

THEATRE, MENTORS AND REALISM

Ishwak Singh burst in on our collective consciousness with his pack-a-punch of a role in Pataal Lok on Amazon Prime Video. He did this photo shoot for THE MAN, and gave us a glimpse into what went behind the powerful performance as Ansari in the series

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30 Days in September by Mahesh Dattani

A play on child abuse and the importance of bringing about awareness in kids that needs to be addressed. It’s disturbing and difficult. The first time I did it, I felt sick.

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