For the majority of our lives, we’ve been socialized to think things like “Blue for boys, pink for girls,” “Boys don’t wear makeup,” and “Only girls are supposed to wear heels.” None of these things are true, and we’ve been taught to believe them for no reason at all. It hasn’t been simple to adhere to the so-called “rules” that have governed how men and women view beauty and fashion because we live in a culture with its head stuck in the previous century. However, a few celebrity men know how to break stereotypes.
Although some cynics could argue that in our patriarchal culture, every day is International Men’s Day, November 19 is all about honoring men, promoting gender equality, and putting a special focus on their mental health and well-being. For those who are not aware, IMD was first observed in India in 2007 and is a relatively new phenomenon. On the other side, Bollywood, which enjoys creating male role models through their films, has a history of celebrating men.
Here are a few celebrity men that have always promoted gender equality via their art, films, and activities as we honor male role models today.
1. Ranveer Singh
One of the most gifted actors, Ranveer Singh is known for being a trendsetter in the fashion world. His outlandish sense of style consistently generates interest on social media. Ranveer Singh can wear any dress, including ones with flared skirts and bright designs, with style. He does not hesitate to experiment with his wardrobe, and he unquestionably defies many gender norms.
2. Karan Johar
If there is one person in the industry who expresses his style almost as well as he does his words, it has to be Karan Johar. He never misses a chance to astound us with his fashion choices or what he is willing to share on public television. KJo is the type to always make a statement, whether it be through the movies he makes, the lifestyle decisions he makes, or even the fashion he shows an interest in. This time, he did so by donning a pair of high-heeled black leather boots.
3. Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal, who plays Guddu Pandit in the film Mirzapur, is renowned for his fashion sense. The actor astonishes the audience much with his use of strong and solid colour schemes as well as Lucknowi’s all-white attire. Ali recently wore a white Angrakha ensemble to his wedding, which was created by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Moreover, he rocked the outfit by adding a dupatta. That’s the kind of celebrity men that inspires us!
4. Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana has always been known for shattering stereotypes, and while his career is undoubtedly flourishing, he has also spoken up on a number of topics that are taboo for many people. He worked with others on a campaign in 2019 that urged everyone to “Bring Out The #GentlemanInYou.”
5. Jim Sarbh
Jim Sarbh is regarded as one of the sexiest men in theater and OTT, has frequently discussed masculinity. In one of the interviews, he says that “the definition of modern masculinity needs to be changed.” Also, one should emphasize on being a whole person rather than a specific type of man. Moreover, It combines the best (traditionally accepted) ideas of both masculinity and femininity.
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