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Malaika's mantra

Malaika Arora Khan is back on the tube with Style Mantra, a new show on fashion trends and events



Malaika offers fashion fundas on her new show.

THIS IS one field Malaika Arora Khan has trod umpteen times. From walking the ramp to hosting Style Check on MTV, fashion is what she has always been talking about.

New role

And that exactly is the reason this "Chaiya Chaiya" girl offers as to why she has taken up the new role of hosting Style Mantra on the new-look Sahara One.

"Though this is also about what is the trend and what is not, the highlight is the celebrity interview. It is an informal chat with a celebrity about his or her inspirations, clothes, and personality. For a fan of that particular person, it would be no less than a good peek at his/her fashion secrets," says Malaika.

All celebrities

And, by celebrity, she definitely doesn't mean film stars only.

"The person could be a film star, model, business tycoon, politician, media mogul, or even from the field of sport. The criteria is that he/she should represent style," she says in her much-practised Anglicised accent, so familiar till a while ago to MTV viewers.

The first one in the half-hour show featured actress Kareena Kapoor. "The background could be the celebrity's stylish home, bedroom, spa, make-up van, or even the set of a film shoot," says Malaika.

"For instance, I took Kareena to a coffee shop for the interview. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be featured in a gym," comes the additional information.

Apart from giving colour to celebrity fashion, glamour and style, Malaika's show also features trends, fashion events, and fashion and beauty queries. "In simple words, it is a chilled-out, relaxed show."

Her own style

Though dictating trend terms to others, Malaika says she sets her own style mantras. "Black-and-white are always in fashion. Outfits in these colours are never out of style. I also like pink and turquoise blue. And if you ask me in which outfit I am most comfortable in, it is definitely blue jeans and a T-shirt," she gives away her secret.

Starting with hosting yet another show on television, India's Best Cinestar Ki Khoj on Zee TV, and a toddler at home to take care of, Malaika, returning to television after a two-month break, definitely has her hands full.

"But, I am not complaining. It is all about organising your time," she says.

SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY

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