International singer-songwriter and former One Direction member Zayn Malik graces the cover of the February edition of Elle India magazine.
Revealing his tattoos and piercings, the pop sensation looks his casual best on the cover in a Tommy cricket jumper. This is the first time that the he has ever featured on the cover of an Indian magazine.
Speaking about the shoot, Elle’s fashion editor Rahul Vijay said, “I kept the mood true to his rock ‘n’ roll personality and the choice of clothes was a mix of bomber jackets, denim, sharp suits and lots of prints, and textures.”
“I hadn’t heard his music before… I just knew of him as a pop star who was dating Gigi Hadid. I would sometimes play his tracks in preparation for the shoot while doing call-ins,” he added.
About the clothes, Rahul shared, “The white cricket sweater from the Hilfiger Collection with the neck adjusted to show off his tattoos seemed like an appropriate cover image. It’s preppy.”
“He loves Indian food and claims his mom makes the best Indian food around,” Rahul said.
Furthermore, according to Rahul, Zayn’s favourite Bollywood actor is Shah Rukh Khan and he has even made his girlfriend Gigi watch Devdas, which is one of his favourite Bollywood movies of all time.