It’s unlikely today that you’ve never heard of Bollywood, the large Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, which produces more than 1,000 films a year (600 more than Hollywood) for revenues of more than $4 billion ($1 billion more than Hollywood). But what is probably less well known is that India’s most beloved and famous actors, (who earn sums that Brad Pitt and Rayan Gosling can only dream of), are literally crazy about men’s luxury elevator shoes.
India, in fact, is one of the countries in the world where GuidoMaggi elevator shoes are most in demand. Orders start directly from production houses, where costume designers carefully compose the looks of the entire cast, scene by scene. The goal is to enhance the actors and make them shine through the big screen.
Bollywood cinema, in fact, is light, imaginative, aimed mostly at large female audiences who like to be carried away by romantic and exciting stories with heroic and charming protagonists. A thousand films are produced each year, all featuring colorful musical sequences, plots with passionate romance and gripping action scenes. And the actors wear precious handmade traditional clothes or luxurious Western clothes, including, in recent years, GuidoMaggi’s handcrafted elevator shoes. The first was Ranveer Singh, who began wearing elevator shoes on and off the set. Since then, many other Bollywood actors have done the same, including Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, and Sidharth Malhotra.
Salman Khan, muscles and elevator shoes
Salman Khan is among the most acclaimed and highest-paid actor in Bollywood: a sculpted physique from the gym, beautiful eyes, a thick head of hair, and a stature of no more than 175 centimeters. Known for his charisma and impressive presence, Salman Khan has chosen to enhance his appearance by wearing men’s elevated shoes on every occasion and especially in social circumstances and TV appearances. The elevator boots are just the right touch for his rock look and mighty body.
Aamir Khan, a unique shoe collection
Aamir Khan definitely has a leaner body, beacuse he lost 13 pounds in 2016 and recently said in a radio interview that he is 170 centimeters tall. And he is not only famous in India for his handsome face and his most successful films (such as
“PK,” “Andaz Apna Apna,” “Dil Chahta Hai,” and “3 Idiots”) but also for his collection of men’s shoes, all with one feature in common: a round toe. In the last decade, in fact, Aamir Khan has never been spotted wearing a pair of shoes that did not have a round toe. A matter of personal style, in short, just like the elevator shoes, thanks to which he is comfortable even alongside the tallest and most beautiful Indian actresses in Bollywood.
Varun Dhawan, elevator shoes and tailored suits
Varun Dhawan, too, apparently does not exceed 170 centimeters in height, but this does not take anything away from his undisputed charm. Handsome, intelligent, easy-going, and an excellent dancer. To this list of qualities, then, his elegance must to be added. And people talk a lot about it! Thanks to the fabulous tailored suits that characterize his smart style, paired with luxury elevator shoes. Not surprisingly, by now, celebrity stylist Akshay Tyagi seems to be always by his side.
Besides elegance, however, what sets Varun Dhawan apart from his colleagues today is his ability to choose the right garments for his body. A skill that has added something to his physique, which, by nature, is not long-limbed. Elevator shoes, V-neck t-shirts, slim lapel pinstripe jackets and tapered pants are the path laid out by Varun Dhawan that all men who want to look taller should follow.
Shahid Kapoor, fashionista’s elevator shoes
Shahid Kapoor is now considered one of the most fashionable actors in Bollywood. From the outfits chosen for the red carpets to the casual looks for everyday life, Shahid Kapoor is making a name for himself as a true fashionista. And the reason why Shahid’s style is always in vogue is very simple: he pays attention to even the smallest details. Shahid has a lean physique and is 172 centimeters tall, but his outfits make him look even thinner and taller. He prefers, in fact, total black looks and never forgets to wear a pair of luxury elevator shoes. And then there are the accessories, always matched to perfection. All this contributes to his image, so no one would ever say she is under 5’7″.
Elevator shoes also helped him recently on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical film “Padmavati,” where he stars alongside Deepika Padukone, a 175-centimeter-tall Indian actress. The two play a king and queen in a time when kings could not be shorter than their queens. With a pair of elevator shoes, the costume designers solved any problem of stature difference. And the film had a huge success.
Sidharth Malhotra, elevated shoes to reach 6’3″
And then there is Sidharth Malhotra, who is definitely the tallest Indian actor on this list. In fact, at 6’1″, Sidharth would probably have no need to wear elevated shoes, yet even he loves the feeling of wearing a quality elevating system. In fact, it is not uncommon to see him in a pair of classic elevator elegant shoes or a pair of elevator sneakers that help him touch 6’3″ and soar over his colleagues and co-workers with his trained physique.
In short, Bollywood actors are crazy about elevated shoes, regardless of their stature. For some, wearing them is a matter of image, for others a style quirk. For everyone they represent a must-have, on and off the silver screen.