He’s finally done it. Apart from making it to the red carpet at the 2007 Academy Awards, Water star John Abraham also snipped off his trademark long tresses for a shorter crop courtesy ace stylist Sapna Bhavnani.
Says Sapna, “I’ve been coaxing John into cutting his hair for the last two months. This is the look he will be sporting for Goal, where he plays a football player.
He wanted to keep his long hair for the role, but I kept telling him it wouldn’t look nice. Finally, he relented!”
John’s good friend and designer Rocky S also chipped in with tips on his new look. “He cut his hair a few days before he left for Los Angeles for the Oscars.
He didn’t want people to discover his new look, so he always wore a cap in public. He wanted to unveil his new look on the Oscar red carpet, and I’m glad the entire world has got a glimpse of it now,” she says.
Interestingly, Bipasha wasn’t in town when John got his hair cropped. “She was in for a total surprise.
She hadn’t seen the new look until I showed her John’s pictures. I had taken a couple of snaps of John during the cutting process and showed them to Bipasha. She loved the look.”
When asked if it was an emotional moment for John to let go of his hair, she says, “Not really! He was very chilled out about the entire exercise.
In fact, now all these John Abraham wannabes who grew their hair long will be rushing to parlours to chop them off! There can only be one John Abraham, so it’s sad when people try to ape his style.”
Rocky S, who is in Paris at the moment, tells us about the black achkan he designed for John. “It’s a traditional achkan with a Western touch.
I think John carried it off really well on the red carpet,” he says. John left for London after the Oscar’s bash to join the cast and crew of Goal.